As a vital supplement to the religious training and education that children receive in the home, St. Michael’s Church School provides formal classroom instruction on Orthodoxy, Christianity and Moral Issues.
Classes are held every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. Instruction begins at age 3 and continues through ninth grade. The classes are grouped by secular school grade level of the children to enable the students to progress at a common pace. In addition, students who have completed the formal classroom program may continue to learn and grow through the Young Adult Preparedness Program (YAPPY) class, where they discuss the Orthodox point of view regarding issues and difficulties facing young people today.
We are fortunate to have enough dedicated, volunteer instructors so that most classes have only one grade level. Our current staff of twelve has devoted over 175 years of service to the religious education of the children of St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church.
In addition to classroom study, related crafts, projects and charitable activities are prepared. Each year the students participate in the annual Yolka, a Christmas program, which includes a parish family dinner and a visit from Santa.