Mount Michael Benedictine School

22520 Mount Michael Road
Elkhorn, NE 68022
Mount Michael Benedictine School is a Catholic college preparatory residential/day school rooted in Benedictive Values for young men committed to excellence. Students develop spiritually, intellectually, and socially through the comprehesive curriculum and communal experience to become future leaders.  INTERNATIONAL ADMISSION FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR STILL AVAILABLE

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Enrollment: 250 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $21,000
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $15,000
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Mount Michael Benedictine School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 289 schools) for:

Student Test Scores

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
Mount Michael Benedictine School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
School Type
Religious Affiliation
Year Founded
Campus Size
440 acres
130 acres

Student Body

250 students
310 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score
* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
Classroom Dress Code
Dress Pants, Button Down Shirt, & Tie
Average Class Size
13 students
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
ESL Courses Offered
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$4.27 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(Includes tuition, fees, room&board. )
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
(Includes tuition and fees)
Tuition international students
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
(Academic and Need Based)
Merit Scholarships Offered

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
Director of Admissions
Mr. Tom Maliszewski



Total Extracurricular Organizations
Club or Organization:
Academic Decathlon, Board Game Club, Campus Ministry, Chess Club, Drama Club, Journalism, Math Club, Men of Benedict Club, Mock Trial, National Honors Society, Robotics, Science Club, Speech Team, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Choir

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramural Basketball, Intramural Football, Intramural Volleyball

College Matriculation

10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)

School Notes

    Mount Michael seeks young men entering the 9th, 10th, and 11th grades who demonstrate:
  • Good character
  • Strong academic ability and motivation
  • Desire for independence
  • Ability to accept challenges
  • Care and concern for others
  • Commitment to personal and academic growth
  • Enthusiasm for participating in extracurricular activities
We look carefully at a student's transcript, application essays, letters of recommendation, test scores, extracurricular activities, and conduct a personal interview in order to determine which applicants stand to gain the most from - and to contribute the most to - the Mount Michael community.Because Mount Michael receives more applications from prospective students than there are spaces available, the Admission Committee is not able to accommodate all applicants who are qualified. It is important for those interested in the school to explore it fully at the earliest opportunity.Class of 2018 Accomplishments
  • Class size: 57          Average ACT Score: 29          Average SAT Score: 1350 (1600 based)     
  • $7.72 million was offered in scholarships (33% of the class received a 4-year full tuition scholarship)
  • Members of the Class of 2018 were accepted for admission to 87 colleges in 30 states  
  • Academic Decathlon State Champions Small School Division 
  • Robotics State Champions 
  • Students from the Class of 2015 were accepted at: Adelphi College, Arizona State University, Art Center College of Design, Baylor University, Belmont Abbey College, Benedictine College, Bethany College, Binghamton University, Boston University, Central Christian College, Central College, College of William and Mary, Colorado School of Mines, Cornell University, Creighton University, Doane College, Fairfield University, George Mason University, George Washington University, Hastings College, Indiana University, Iowa State University, Johnson and Wales University, Kansas State University, Lehigh University, LeMoyne College, Loyola University Chicago, Marquette University, McPherson College, Michigan State University, Monmouth University, Morningside College, Nebraska Wesleyan University, New York University, Newman University, Northern Arizona University, Northwest Missouri State University, Ohio State University, Oklahoma State University, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, Regis University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rockhurst University, Rollins College, Rutgers University, Saint Leo University, Saint Louis University, Seton Hall University, Siena College, Simpson College, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, South Dakota State University, St. John`s University, St. Joseph`s University, Stanford University, Texas Christian University, University of California-Berkeley, University of California-Los Angeles, University of California-San Diego, University of Colorado-Denver, University of Dayton, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Iowa, University of Kansas, University of Maine, University of Miami, University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska-Omaha, University of Notre Dame, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, University of Saint Thomas, University of Sioux Falls, University of South Dakota, University of Southern California, University of Tulsa, Wayne State College, Wichita State University
  • Mount Michael Benedictine School accreditations: AdvancED, The College Board, National Catholic Boarding School Association, National Catholic Education Association, National Honor Society of Secondary Schools
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Zach Nelson - CEO of NetSuite, Inc.
    • Mike McCarthy - Chairman and Co-Founder of McCarthy Group, LLC
    • Kevin Kennedy - Screenwriter/Producer- The Assassination of Richard Nixon, The Defenders
    • Most Reverend William Dendinger - Bishop of the Grand Island, NE Diocese
    • Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, S.J., Ph.D. - President of Creighton University
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Mount Michael Benedictine School cost?
Mount Michael Benedictine School's tuition is approximately $21,000 for boarding students and $15,000 for day students.
What is the acceptance rate of Mount Michael Benedictine School?
The acceptance rate of Mount Michael Benedictine School is 80%, which is higher than the boarding school average of 60%.
Who are famous alumni from Mount Michael Benedictine School?
Mount Michael Benedictine School famous alumni include: Zach Nelson, Mike McCarthy, Kevin Kennedy, Most Reverend William Dendinger and Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, S.J., Ph.D..
What sports does Mount Michael Benedictine School offer?
Mount Michael Benedictine School offers 14 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Marksmanship, Riflery, Soccer, Swimming, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field and Wrestling.
What is Mount Michael Benedictine School's ranking?
Mount Michael Benedictine School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for Least expensive tuition and High average SAT scores.
When is the application deadline for Mount Michael Benedictine School?
The application deadline for Mount Michael Benedictine School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Enrollment: 250 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $21,000
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $15,000
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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