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St. Michael's At A Glance

Founded: 1859 by the Brothers of the Christian Schools

Chartered: 1874 by the Territorial Legislature of New Mexico

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: Tom Coughlan

The president is the outward-facing entrepreneur and institution-builder.  Their primary function is to focus on the "business side" of the school: fundraising, alumni relations, marketing, the budget, non-school properties (of which St. Michael's has several), insurance and HR, and capital projects and facilities to name a few. 


Principal: Sam Govea, MA
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: 450, co-ed
    Male: 51%    
    Female: 49%
Catholic Students
    Catholic: 64%
    Non-Catholic: 36%
    Native American: 2%
    Latino/Hispanic: 65%
    Caucasian: 24%
    Other: 9%

Number of Faculty: 39

Faculty with Advanced Degrees: 57%

Extracurricular Offerings: 23

Athletic Teams: 21

Average Class Size: 21

Athletic Mascot: The Horsemen

Financial Aid:
   Financial aid awarded during the 2019-2020 academic year: $350,000
   Percent of students receiving financial aid: 37%
   Average financial aid award package: $2,300
   Percent of students who qualify for free or reduced lunch: 10%
   Percent of applicants who apply for aid and receive it: 75%

Average ACT Score: 22.8

In-state vs out-of-state college choices: 50% in-state, 50% out-of-state