Mount Michael Benedictine Abbey and High School
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|Mount Michael Benedictine School|
|22520 Mount Michael Road
|Type||Private, all-male; residential and day|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Head of school||Dr. David Peters|
|Enrollment||239 (Fall 2015)|
|Color(s)||Red, black and white|
|Slogan||"That in all things God may be glorified."|
Mount Michael Benedictine Abbey and High School is a Benedictine monastic community and boys high school in Elkhorn, in the state of Nebraska in the Midwestern United States, within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Omaha.
The school, originally called St. John Vianney Seminary, was founded in 1953 by Immaculate Conception Abbey in Missouri as a high school and junior college for men preparing for the priesthood. 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.
Mount Michael began as a five-day boarding school for students in Omaha and surrounding areas. During the 2002-2003 school year, Mount Michael introduced its day program for students who wished to commute to and from school each day, and the seven-day boarding program for international and out-of-state students.
Mount Michael competes in Class B Rivers Cities Conference for all sports. Sports and extracurricular activities offered at Mount Michael include cross country, tennis, football, wrestling, swimming/diving, basketball, bowling, golf, trapshooting, soccer, baseball, track & field, American Legion baseball, powerlifting, robotics, Men of Benedict Youth Group, Academic Decathlon, speech, slam poetry, strings, band, choir, drama, journalism, mock trial, student government, National Honor Society, math team, chemistry team, and physics team.
From its inception through 2015, Mount Michael won 31 state championships in a variety of sports and activities.
Notes and references
- "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". NCA-CASI. Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 23 June 2009.