St. Michael Elementry School
237 Jerome St. Brooklyn, NY 11207
Tel: (718) 277-6766
Sister Peggie Merritt, OP, Principal
History of Schooling within
St. Michael's Parish
September 1864- A primitive school consisting of two large rooms in a two-story frame building was open.
February 1868- The building of the first grammar school building was begun.
August 1872- The first community of Dominican Sisters arrived at St. Michael’s to teach.
June 1898- Cornerstone for the school building on the corner of Warwick Street and Liberty Avenue was laid.
August 1909- Cornerstone blessed for the “Boys” School built on Warwick Street, next to the corner school.
September 1941- The Boys Grammar School building became a two-year Commercial High School for Girls.
January 1956- Opening of the new Commercial High School building on the corner of Jerome Street and Liberty Avenue.
August 1976- St. Michael's High School closes.
September 1976- St. Michael's Elementary School moves in to the high School building on Jerome Street.
September 1979- St. Michael's Elementary School and St. Malachy’s Elementary School become the consolidated school of St. John Neumann.
September 1980-The Robert F. Kennedy Incentive Program, a Diocesan Junior High, is opened in the old high school building on Warwick Street as a program with the school of St. John Neumann.
August 1995- The Robert F. Kennedy Incentive Program is moved to another Parish due to need for additional space at St. Michael's Parish.
September 1996- St. Michael Elementary School re-opens.
Our School Philosophy
St. Michael School in East New York has as its primary role to teach the importance and love of God in the lives of all its members — children, family, faculty and staff. This endeavor is most important to the Parents and is demonstrated by them through their presence at Parish School events.
The Faculty calls upon each member to be a Disciple of Jesus and to spread this Good News to all they meet. Emphasis is placed on families and faculty/staff being part of a worshipping Parish Community.
A hot Lunch is provided by the NYC Bureau of the School Lunches and the fees depend on the Family Income. We are looking into a Breakfast program.
Free Bus Transportation along the routes set up by the NYC Bureau of Transportation is available for students in the Kindergarten through the Sixth Grade. Requirements are set by the same Bureau.
City Bus Passes are available for those who are not along the regular routes and for those Seventh & Eighth Graders who meet the Bureau’s requirements.
GREAT NEWS FOR A BEAUTIFUL CATHOLIC EDUCATION
St. Michael’s School offers a Catholic Education to children from age of 3 through the 8th grade. Our day begins with Prayer and Religion Classes are regular part of the curriculum and are offered every day. Physical Education and Computer Instruction are also a regular part of the curriculum. Spanish is taught in grades 5 through 8. Remedial Reading, English as a Second Language, Remedia Math and Guidance are also available.
WEEKLY MASS, one of the best spiritual gifts of our School is to give the opportunity to the students and teachers, to participate of the Holy Mass every week, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8:30am.
MORNING & AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM, morning Care beginning at 7am. Afternoon from the close of School until 6pm.