The Mission

calmThe Lasallian Mission is an apostolic ministry of the Catholic Church that: provides a human and Christian education to all youth, especially the poor and marginalized in ministries conducted as places of salvation, by professionals acting together and by association for the sake of this mission.

Today, the Lasallian movement encompasses 80 countries where over 4,800 De La Salle Brothers and over 80,000 lay partners serve over 858,000 students in 889 schools. In the Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN), this includes 54 high schools, 14 San Miguel schools, 16 middle schools, 7 colleges and universities, 3 Cristo Rey schools, 2 elementary schools, and 15 education centers and other ministries. (Last updated July 2012)

Lasallian schools are characterized by a 300-plus year tradition of student-centered, salvation-centered education. This tradition is well-expressed in the Five Core Principles of Lasallian Schools.

 

Five Lasallian Core Principles

core-principalsSt. Michael’s High School is a Catholic, Lasallian college preparatory school conducted in the tradition of St. John Baptist de La Salle to give a human and Christian education to the young, especially the poor, by observing the Five Lasallian Core Principles.

Concern for the Poor and Social Justice
The Lasallian school calls its members to an awareness of the poor and victims of injustice and responds to their needs through programs of community service, advocacy, and justice education. At St. Mike’s, this core principle is reflected each day through the Lasallian vision of Gospel living: “Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve.”

Quality Education
The Lasallian school provides an education that prepares students not only for college and career but also for life. This education advances the students’ abilities to use their talents to critically examine the world in light of the message of the Gospels and to take greater responsibility for their own education. At St. Mike’s, this core principle is reflected each day through this Lasallian ideal: “Teaching Minds and Touching Hearts.”

Inclusive Community
The Lasallian school is a united community where diversity is respected, where no one is left out, and where everyone finds a place. Individuals within the school community recognize and accept another's strengths and limitations. At St. Mike’s, this core principle is reflected each day through this Lasallian ideal: "The Horsemen Family."

Respect for All Persons
The Lasallian school engages in a concerted effort to respect the dignity of all persons. Respect-filled relationships are at the heart of Lasallian education and are a key expression of the acknowledgement of each other’s identity as children of God. At St. Mik’es, this core principle is reflected each day through this Lasallian mantra: “Live Jesus in our hearts...Forever."

Faith in the Presence of God
The Lasallian school nurtures belief in the living presence of God in our world. Faith in the presence of God calls all students into a deeper awareness of their saving relationship with a caring and loving God and to see the world through the “eyes of faith”. At St. Mike’s, this core principle is reflected each day through this Lasallian expression of faith: “Let us remember that we are in the Holy Presence of God.”

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Students

Thank you for this scholarship and your continued support to our school and students. This will allow me to continue attending St Mike’s and receive an excellent education to prepare me for college. I will always remember this generous donation and one day hope to give this same gift to another St. Michael’s High School student. —A Junior at St. Mike’s

Students

Thank you for this scholarship and your continued support to our school and students. This allows me to continue to attend St. Mike’s and receive an excellent education to prepare me for college. I will always remember this generous donation and one day hope to give this same gift to another St. Mike’s student. —A 9th grade student

Students

Thank you for the great gift; as each year passes, I appreciate my attendance at St. Michael’s more and more. This year, I am here because of the Foundation’s generosity. —An 11th grade student

Students

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the financial aid you have provided for my grandson. I am pleased for not only the financial help, but also for the fact that my grandson is the happiest he’s ever been since attending this LaSallian School. —A grandfather of an 8th grade student.

Students

Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and generosity. St. Mike’s is a very good school and I am proud to be a part of it. —An 11th grade student

Students

Thank you for helping me attend St. Mike’s. My goals for this year are turn all my homework in on time, work my hardest, earn excellent grades, and excel in athletics. I chose St. Mike’s because of how the teachers and staff devote their time to students. —A 9th grader

Students

I am a sophomore at St Michael’s High School. I play football and basketball and hope to run track this year. I come from a single parent home. Thanks to you, my mom is able to continue to send me to St. Mike’s. Your generosity is truly inspiring and I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals just as you have helped me. —A 10th Grade Student

Students

Thank you for your contribution to our daughters tuition. Their education is very important to us and we are thankful that they will be able to attend St. Mike’s. —Parents of two St Mike’s students

Students

I really appreciate all you have done to make it possible for me to attend St. Mike’s. —A 7th grade student

Students

"I have been a student at St Mike's since 7th grade. The Foundation's work and continued generosity has providing my family the opportunity to receive a holistically enriching experience."  ~A Senior

Students

"We have two boys enrolled at St. Mike's. We know they are receiving the best education in Santa Fe. In addition, our children are learning respect, about their faith, and how to give back to the community. Thank you for your generosity and support. Your financial assistance is greatly appreciated by our family."  ~Parents of a 7th and an 11th grader