Why Should I Choose St. Michael's School?

St. Michael’s Catholic School is an Independent Elementary School within the City of Trail, British Columbia.  We foster a strong foundation of faith and academics and ensure high standards of education and discipline to naturally develop intellectually global citizens.  Our faith-centered, family environment challenges and nurtures the learner. 

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Does My Child Have To Be Catholic?

No. St. Michael's School welcomes all families who are open and willing to learn our Catholic Faith. Our faith curriculum strives to develop strong capable young people who have positive perceptions of themselves and have the confidence to take risks to Lead, Love and Learn.  Our faith is immersed within our school setting to provide opportunities for students to make good decisions and good judgments to cope with the many new challenges in today's world.  We lovingly show the way, prioritizing the teaching of interpersonal skills so they can relate well with others and leave our school with a well-developed spiritual life and empathy for the world around them. 

You can accomplish great things with the tiniest bit of Faith  (Mathew 17: 14 – 20).

Do You Have Small Class Sizes?

No, we promote a small school setting.  Within our care are approximately 150 Kindergarten to Grade 7 students from across the Lower Columbia region.  Students commute from Trail, Castlegar, Rossland, Montrose and Fruitvale communities.  

Is St. Michael's A Private School?

No, our school is considered a Group 1 Independent school.  The school operates as a charity, and it is funded by a variety of sources.  Our primary resource for funding is an annual BC Provincial Government grant that equates to 50% of the funding provided to institutions in the public school system.  Additional funds are derived from supporting church parishes, tuition, private donations, and fundraising.