Award Year: 2019

Mount Michael Benedictine School

22520 Mount Michael Road
Elkhorn, NE, 68022-3401

(402) 289-2541

Dr. David Peters, Principal at time of Nomination

Archdiocese of Omaha School District

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Mount Michael Benedictine School is a Catholic college preparatory residential/day high school rooted in Benedictine values. Students develop holistically through comprehensive curriculum and communal experience.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 4%
  • White: 77%
  • Hispanic: 5%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 12%
  • Native American: 1%
Mount Michael Benedictine is for young men committed to excellence.

Mount Michael Benedictine is for young men committed to excellence.

Mount Michael Benedictine School is an all-boys 9-12 grade secondary boarding and day school located on 440 acres just outside of Elkhorn, Nebraska. Mount Michael serves young men from the surrounding community and metropolitan area as well as across the country and around the world. Since 2017, there have been eleven different countries represented among the student body: Australia, Belgium, China, Egypt, Hungary, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, South Korea, Spain, and Vietnam.

Although initially founded as a minor seminary in 1956, Mount Michael was established in 1970 as an all-boys boarding school. Academic excellence is an important component of the school. Many of our graduates have attended top-ten and ivy league schools. Our standardized testing results, in both the ACT and SAT, are the highest in Nebraska.

While academic excellence is important, Mount Michel is also proud of its programs that develop the entire student. The school offers a variety of extra-curricular activities through athletics, clubs, and academic contests. Because of the relatively small student body (240), students can participate in many activities throughout the year. Five core Benedictine values are at the heart of all we do: Community, Hospitality, Integrity, Moderation, and Service. Opportunities for service and faith formation develop our students to be the best men and leaders they can be. Our desire is to have our graduates live these values throughout their lives.