Mount Michael Benedictine Abbey and High School

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Mount Michael Benedictine School
22520 Mount Michael Road
Elkhorn, Nebraska, (Douglas County), 68022-3400
United States
Coordinates 41°19′0″N 96°16′8″W / 41.31667°N 96.26889°W / 41.31667; -96.26889Coordinates: 41°19′0″N 96°16′8″W / 41.31667°N 96.26889°W / 41.31667; -96.26889
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1970
President David J. Peters
Grades 912
Enrollment 233 (2013)
Average class size 14
Student to teacher ratio 10:1
Color(s) Red, Black and White             
Athletics conference River Cities Conference
Team name Knights
Accreditation AdvancED [1]
Average SAT scores 2090
Average ACT scores 28
Tuition $9175
Guidance Counselor Stephen Plank, O.S.B.
Dean of Students Dave Cormier
Admissions Director Eric Crawford
Athletic Director Jon Borer

Mount Michael Benedictine Abbey and High School is a Benedictine monastic community and boy's high school in Elkhorn, Nebraska, in the Midwestern United States.


Mount Michael Benedictine Abbey and School was founded in 1953 by Immaculate Conception Abbey in Missouri. The school began as a high school and junior college for men preparing for the priesthood and was called St. John Vianney Seminary. In the spring of 1970, the monks established Mount Michael Benedictine School, a Catholic residential high school encompassing grades 9 through 12 with a focus on college-prep curriculum. The school has grown steadily with an enrollment of just over 100 in the early 1970s to 233 in 2013, with an enrollment goal of approximately 240 students.[citation needed]

Athletics/Extracurricular Activities[edit]

Sports and extracurricular activities offered at Mount Michael include cross country, tennis, football, wrestling, swimming/diving, basketball, bowling, golf, trapshooting, soccer, baseball, track & field, mission trips, Men of Benedict Youth Group, Harvard Model Congress, Academic Decathlon, speech, band, choir, drama, journalism, mock trial, student government, National Honor Society, strings, math team, chemistry team, physics team and student ambassadors. Mount Michael competes in Class B for all sports and activities, except for journalism which they participate in Class C.

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