St. Michael Academy is a parish ministry of St. Michael Catholic Church. The parish is located in the Paradise Hills area of South San Diego. The Academy serves children of the parish as well as children from neighboring communities (Bonita, Chula Vista, National City, Spring Valley).
St. Michael Academy provides Preschool through 8th grade programs. The Academy follows the Diocese of San Diego Course Content. This diocesan curriculum is modeled after national and state curriculum standards. The Academy is accredited by the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA) and the Western Association of School and Colleges (WASC).
In 1962, the Academy was opened by the Sister Adorers of the Blessed Sacrament from Madrid, Spain. The preschool was opened in 1990. The Academy has continued to provide quality Catholic Education for over 50 years.
In 1962, the Academy was opened by the Sister Adorers of the Blessed Sacrament from Madrid, Spain. The preschool was opened in 1990. The Academy has continued to provide quality Catholic Education for almost 50 years.We, of St. Michael Academy, as an academic community within the faith community of St. Michael Parish, serve an ethnically, socially, and economically diverse segment of San Diego.
Believing in the values, dignity, and uniqueness of each individual as a child of God, the parents, administration, faculty, and staff of St. Michael Academy recognize the right of each child to grow to the fullness of his or her potential in a faith-filled atmosphere of reverence and respect.
We acknowledge that parents are the primary educators in the faith of their children. Teachers in our parish school assist parents in the formation of disciples of Christ who permeate society with Gospel values through their witness to Christ.
We believe that Christian educators should participate in the educational ministry of their Church and that teachers should be faithful disciples. To this end they should develop a deep relationship with Jesus Christ, understand more fully the Gospel message, integrate it into their lives and assist students to be open to the Holy Spirit as He guides them on their faith journey.