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Welcome to St. Michael Indian School
A school of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament since 1902

Our Mission
St. Michael Indian School provides students from local Native American communities with a quality education that is rooted in Catholic values, is sensitive to Native heritage, teaches leadership skills and enables students to contribute in a culturally diverse world.
 
History
For more than a century, St. Michael Indian School has provided students from local Native American communities with a quality education rooted in Catholic values, is sensitive to Native heritage, teaches leadership skills, and enables students to contribute in a culturally diverse world. St. Katharine Drexel founded the school was in 1902 to provide a quality education rooted in Catholic values as a key to spiritual growth, empowerment, self-determination, and a better quality of life for Native Americans.
Since then SMIS has grown in enrollment, educational offerings, and spiritual and church life.
 
Today SMIS has more than 390 students enrolled, from preschool through high school. These students participate in a wide range of extra-curricular activities, from the school's basketball program to the Drama Club and the Cardinal Maniacs.
 
SMIS is accredited by AdvancED/NCA for quality assurance and school improvement. SMIS is a member of the National Catholic Education Association and the Diocese of Gallup Catholic School System. The school's talented and diverse faculty is recruited from across the Navajo Nation and the United States.