About

At A Glance

St. Michael the Archangel School is a regional Catholic school located in Lehigh County within the Diocese of Allentown, Pennsylvania.  Our elementary campus, grades Pre-K through Fourth, is located on the property of St. Joseph Church, 5040 St. Joseph Road in Coopersburg.  Our middle school campus, grades Fifth through Eighth, is located on the property of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 4121 Old Bethlehem Pike in Bethlehem.  Although most of our students come from these two parishes, all students, regardless of their religious beliefs, are welcome to join our family.

Each campus houses a technology room, library, gymnasium with a stage, and a cafeteria with a hot lunch program.  The middle school campus also houses a science laboratory and an art studio.

Letter from Principal Marie Chirico

Mission and Philosophy

St. Michael the Archangel School Mission Statement

In partnership with the family, St. Michael the Archangel, a PreK-8th grade elementary school, nurtures students to develop strong Catholic values while achieving academic excellence.  Striving to foster the uniqueness of each child, the dedicated faculty and staff encourage an environment where all children believe they are created and loved by God.  We aspire to model young adults who embody the principles of morality and spirituality to become our leaders of tomorrow.

Nurturing Students.  Challenging Minds.  Inspiring Faith-Filled Leaders.

 

We believe that…

  • All children have innate individual talents. Each child approaches learning in a personal and unique manner.
  • Parents are the primary educators of their children. The pastors, faculty, and staff collaborate with the parents to develop the whole child.
  • Children learn best in a safe, nurturing environment.
  • Our school’s Code of Respect, which encompasses values and virtues essential to Christian living, sets a standard guideline for acceptable behavior by all member of the school community. The code is displayed in the classrooms.
  • Catholic school educators dedicate themselves to the academic, moral, and spiritual instruction of the students and present themselves as caring role models of Christian adulthood.
  • A healthy environment is the blueprint for long-term civilizations.
  • Promoting stewardship and a love of learning prepares each student to be a life-long learner and steward of this world.
  • Participation in religious instruction, prayer, devotions, and the Sacraments, particularly the celebration of the liturgy, prepares each child to take his/her place as a Church leader of tomorrow.
  • A thorough study of the Ten Commandments and the Beatitudes provides children with a solid foundation to develop and demonstrate positive social attitudes and ethical behavior within society.
  • A physical education program that combines aspects of cooperation, teamwork, school spirit and personal development promote the physical and emotional well-being of each student.
  • A spiritual academic institution with instruction in music, fine arts, library skills, foreign language, technology, and physical education completes the educational experience of each student.

 

Our Board Members

The purpose of our Board is to promote and advance the mission of St. Michael the Archangel School for the education and instruction of students in assisting them to “reach the fullness of the Catholic faith.” Board members actively support and promote the school’s mission, vision, and strategic goals.

Chris Watts

Chair

Art Kardos

Vice Chair

Monsignor Klinger

Secretary

Father Buckley

Pastor Representative

Mrs. Marie Chirico

Principal

Marianne Gano

Advancement Director

Sandi Dale

Glenn Faust

Kate Joyce

Harry Reese

Greg Zulli

Rusty Seyle