St. Michael’s At a Glance

Administrative Model


St. Michael’s employs a President/Principal model at the school. In this powerful model, executive functions are elegantly aligned around two distinct leadership profiles: the outward-facing entrepreneur and the institution-builder (President), and the inward-facing academician and champion of teaching, learning, discipline, and safety (Principal).


Founded: 1859 by the Brothers of the Christian Schools
Chartered: 1874 by the Territorial Legislature of New Mexico
Accreditation: State of New Mexico and AdvanceED
Private: Yes
Affiliation: Lasallian Catholic
Campus Location: 100 Siringo Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Campus Size: 25 acres
Governing Body: Board of Trustees, cooperation with the Christian Brothers of the District of San Francisco New Orleans 
Administrative Structure: President/Principal 
Interim President: Michael Sandoval
The president is the outward-facing entrepreneur and institution-builder.  He focuses on the "business side" of the school: fundraising, alumni relations, marketing, the budget, non-school properties (of which St. Michaels has several), insurance and HR, and capital projects and facilities to name a few. 
Principal: Martin Sandoval
The principal focuses on the two groups that make a school a school: teachers and students. The principal is the chief academic officer overseeing faculty, curriculum, athletics, and student discipline. 

Grades: 7–12

Students: 402, co-ed
    Male: 54%    
    Female: 45%
Catholic Students
    Catholic: 52.49%
    Non-Catholic: 47.51%
    Native American: 3.98%
    African American: 1.74%
    Latino/Hispanic: 51.99%
    Caucasian: 18.66%
    Other: 23.63%

Number of Faculty: 57

Extracurricular Offerings: 14

Athletic Teams: 15

Average Class Size: 25

Athletic Mascot: The Horsemen

Financial Aid:
Tuition Assistance awarded during the 2023-2024 academic year: $431,699.
Percent of student body receiving Tuition Assistance: 34.5%
Average financial aid award package: $2,490.76
Percent of Financial Aid applicants who apply for aid and receive it: 89.61%


We draw our inspiration from the Christian Brothers, whose reputation for excellence in education extends back to 1680.

However, we are as relevant as we are historic, preparing curious youth to become extraordinary adults.