Mount Michael Benedictine School

22520 Mount Michael Road
Elkhorn, NE 68022
Tel: 402-238-1457
Mount Michael Benedictine School
Mount Michael Benedictine School
  • Mount Michael Benedictine School is a Catholic college preparatory residential/day school for young men of all faiths committed to academic excellence.
  • The school`s mission is to integrate a life of spirituality, scholarship, and the formation of Christian Community by following the charism of the Gospels and the Rule of St. Benedict.

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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Mount Michael Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 9-12
School Type All-boys Co-ed
Religious Affiliation Catholic Non-denominational
Year Founded 1970 1910
Campus Size 440 acres 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 249 students 298 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score 1295 * National Avg. »View
Average ACT score 29 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Dress Pants, Button Down Shirt, & Tie)
Average Class Size 15 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:8 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 11 16
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered No Yes


Endowment Size $4 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(Includes tuition, fees, room&board. )
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
(Includes tuition and fees)
Tuition international students $27,445 $47,000
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$18,445 $38,000
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $4,397 $21,582
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


Application Deadline Jan. 31 / Jun. 30 / rolling Jan. 15
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsMr. John Pritchard

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 14 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Marksmanship, Riflery, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations 15 23
ExtracurricularsAcademic Decathlon, Band, Chemistry Club, Choir, Drama Club, Intramural Sports, Journalism, Math, Mock Trial, National Honor Society, Physics Field Day, Poetry, Robotics, Speech, Student Council

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

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 2016 Accomplishments
  •  Class size: 59          Average ACT Score: 29          Average SAT Score: 1295 (1600 based)    
  • 32 National Honor Society Members 
  • $6.65 million was offered in scholarships (32% of the class received a 4-year full tuition scholarship)
  • Members of the Class of 2016 were accepted for admission to 69 colleges in 28 states  
  • One National Merit Scholar, One National Merit Finalist & Three National Merit Commended Students  
  • Academic Decathlon State Champions Small School Division 
  • Robotics State Champions 
  • UNL Math Day All-Class State Champions 
  • UNO Chemistry Field Day Primary and Advanced Division Champions 
  • District Champions in Cross Country, Bowling, & Soccer 
  • State Champions in Cross Country and Tennis
  • State Runner-up in Golf
  • 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
  • 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
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