CRANFORD, NJ - St. Michael’s School in Cranford will host a series of open house events as part of Catholic Schools Week.  Parents and prospective preschool through grade eight students are invited to visit during three sessions: Thursday, Jan. 28, at 7PM.; Sunday, Jan. 31, from 10AM-1 PM and Wednesday, Feb. 3, from 1-2PM. The school is located at 100 Alden St. in Cranford.

Parents and students will have the opportunity to tour the school and enjoy conversation with Principal Sandy Miragliotta, parents and current students, who will be assisting with each tour. Teachers will also be available in their classrooms to answer questions. Registrations for the 2016-2017 school year, will be accepted at these sessions.

St. Michael’s, established in 1929, is a thriving, faith-based school where children become independent thinkers and grow into responsible young adults grounded in Catholic values.  Principal Sandy Miragliotta states, “The Open House enables us to showcase the strengths of our school which differentiates us from other educational institutions. We have the unique opportunity to incorporate our faith into everyday learning experiences. Children experience their faith not only in religion class, but also throughout their day, including meal times. The teachers work to reinforce common values and encourage a sense of social responsibility. Many families believe that St. Michael’s School is like a family away from home.”

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St. Michael’s School is a member of the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) and accredited by the Middle States Association Commission on Elementary Schools.  Primary, elementary and middle school curriculums are based on guidelines set forth by the Archdiocese of Newark to prepare students for high school and beyond.

Controlled class sizes and average 16:1 student-teacher ratio fosters individualized attention and offers students the ability to engage in classroom inquiry, discovery, and learning.  

The early childhood education program offers pre-kindergarten 3 & 4 (full and half day) and full-day academically-based kindergarten.  On site before and after care is also available.

Extracurricular activities include instructional and competitive sports programs, drama and Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts.

For more about St. Michael’s School, please contact the school at 908-276-9425. For a copy of the St. Michael’s School brochure and for more information about the school, visit:  www.smscranford.com