We are a pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade school focused on helping students achieve academic success in a faith-based and safe environment. Our students are instilled with the values of service and community.

96% Graduation Rate

Average high school graduating class is 25. Average in Arizona is 74% among public school*.

Dual Accreditation

Western Catholic Education Association and AdvancED qualify SMIS for education standards and strategic goals

Local Leadership & Faculty

100% of staff is local with 52% alumni from the high school and leadership entails one principals, dean of students, and academic advisor


Why St. Michael Indian School

Our mission is to provide students from local Native American communities with a quality education that is rooted in Catholic values, is sensitive to native heritage, teaches leadership skills, and enables students to contribute in a culturally diverse world. 

We do this by focusing on a well-balanced approach that includes a college preparatory curriculum with faith formation and the exploration of clubs, sports, and service. Our community sets an encouraging, supportive, and diverse atmosphere with dedicated faculty, championship athletic programs, and enriching music and art education. 

As a result, our prepared students go on to higher education nationwide with graduate attending top universities such as Cornell, Dartmouth, Georgetown, MIT, Notre Dame, Stanford and Yale. Many graduates continue at state colleges earning scholarship awards for full tuition and pursue Master’s and Doctorate degrees!  


3 steps to get started

1. Submit your Application 

2. Experience it for Yourself

3. Learn about funding opportunities and apply for financial aid


Our shadow days are great opportunities for your student to learn more about our community and meet our faculty, staff, and athletics department to explore their future at SMIS. Currently, shadow days will begin in March 2023. Schedule a school visit now to tour classrooms.   


We are committed to making an education at SMIS possible for all families and students. In fact, we are currently the least expensive Catholic middle and high school tuition in the state of Arizona, and about 92 percent of our students participate in one or more types of financial assistance.  Each school year, over $500,000 in scholarships and financial aid is awarded to students from organizations St. Michael partners with. There are numerous opportunities available for families to apply; some are academic based but most are needs-based scholarships.



Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 4 PM   (505) 979-5590 ext. 3052