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St. Michael Special School depends on the generosity of others to fulfill our mission. Our students do not attend school for the traditional 4 or 8 year educational career, so we strive to keep tuition lower than other private schools ($5,170.00 for the 2018/2019 school year). The economic reality, however, is that the cost to educate each student with special needs is over $13,822.94 annually.


The majority of the St. Michael Special School families are lower to middle-income households, with over 50% receiving tuition assistance. Because of the loyalty, generosity, and kindness of the New Orleans community, we are committed to raising over $8,600 per child, per year. Your support will ensure we are able to continue to provide highly effective and successful instruction in the areas of religion, reading, language arts, math, science, social studies, computer, creative arts, culinary science, vocational training, independent living, community integration, industrial arts, and music.

There are other ways to help our mission.

We are listed with Amazon Smile. If you click here, and register, SMSS receives .5% of all of your purchases.

Speaking of Amazon, our dedicated teachers have compiled a classroom wish list. If you are able to purchase an extra item for us, it would be most appreciated. There are options for every price range!

We are listed with Guidestar. If your employer has a matching donation program, we are listed with recognized non-profits.

There are many new and exciting things happening at St. Michael. We would love to give you a tour so you may experience this very special place.