We believe that an education is the greatest gift we can give children to break the cycle of poverty. To do this, we strive to build self-esteem and personal responsibility, provide a solid educational foundation, and offer guidance and opportunities that empower children. We need your help in order to provide our programs to students whose families struggle to afford a parochial school education.
St. Michael’s School exists in an area that is beset with inner-city problems, including: violent crime, drugs, gangs, and unemployment or underemployment. Founded in 1903, this fully-accredited school educates approximately 300 students. We strive to educate all children regardless of their family’s ability to pay. While full tuition is $3,000 annually, the actual cost to educate a student is over $4,500. Most of our families (about 96%) receive tuition assistance.
Donations from foundations and individuals helps bridge SOME of the gap between tuition and the actual cost of educating each child. However, with the majority of families needing tuition assistance, we need your help to continue providing generous tuition assistance to financially-fragile families. Help us offer an outstanding Catholic education to under-represented children by donating today.
You can also help support our school by shopping at Amazon Smiles, Ralph’s or Food 4 Less. Register and shop with AmazonSmiles by clicking here. Sign up for a Food 4 Less loyalty card and select St. Michael’s School (organization # HF846) as your beneficiary. Register to earn money for St. Michael’s School by shopping using your Ralph’s loyalty card. Our Ralph’s organization number is QA355.
Friends of St. Michael School
- The Catholic Education Foundation
- The Archdiocese of Los Angeles
- The John & Dorothy Shea Foundation
- The Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation
- Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose