St. Michael's School and Nursery is a wonderful place for children to discover their world. The staff shares their love of children every day. Our daughter attended preschool and summer camp at St. Michael's. She is older now, but still remembers her teachers. They have made a positive impact on her life...encouraging her to be her best self as well as to read and write. Thank you to the staff and administration for all that you do for our children.
St. Michael's Day and Nursery is the most wonderful school for children. The staff and administration create a nurturing and educational environment unlike any other. It is an international community with well trained staff and excellent facilities. Their new playground is beautiful. The children have a new garden and playground equipment. The newly renovated facilities are bright and cheery. They have not only an appreciate for foreign languages and academics, but also a strong music program unlike any within the Delaware region. I look forward to what will be accomplished for the children in the coming year. The staff, administration, and parents working together are making a difference for every child's future.
I have been working at St. Michael's for over 14 years and it holds a very special place in my heart. From its founding in 1890, it has been a place where every child is welcome regardless of their circumstances or their family’s financial situation. St. Michael’s overall philosophy is that the child comes first. This philosophy was introduced to me by the Executive Director, Helen Riley on the day I interviewed for a position at the school. There was such passion in her voice and it appealed to me very much because I had spent most of my life putting children first. My life had been dedicated to lovingly teaching children from my own two daughters to the thousands of students I had taught in dance classes over the years. So, the feeling that I had found a place to continue this devotion of mine was welcome. As the years have unfolded for me at St. Michael’s, I have come to see that Helen Riley’s passion is real and it is contagious. It permeates the entire school from the faculty, the staff, the families and every visitor that comes to find out what St. Michael’s is all about. Mrs. Riley’s lifelong dedication to improving the lives of little children has led a rally to bring equal opportunity to a quality education to thousands of children who might otherwise be left behind. No one benefits more than our children! I eagerly ask you to consider making St. Michael’s School one of your 2012 Great Nonprofits.