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 comprehensive curriculum and communal experience to become future leaders.
ADMISSION FOR THE 2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR STILL AVAILABLE

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Enrollment: 225 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $26,215
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • 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 287 schools) for:

Category
Attribute
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)
9-12
8-12
School Type
Co-ed
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1970
1906
Campus Size
400 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
225 students
320 students
% Students of Color
20%
25%
% International Students
1%
20%
% Students Boarding
45%
67%
Average SAT Score
1383
(Out of 1600)
* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score
27
(Out of 36)
*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
Casual
Average Class Size
13 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
26
17
ESL Courses Offered
No
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
85%
71%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$4.27 million
$27 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$26,215
(Includes tuition, fees, room&board. )
$64,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a
$35,000
Tuition international students
$44,165
$57,260
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$24,565
$47,500
% Students on Financial Aid
50%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$6,550
(Academic and Need Based)
$24,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
85%
60%
Director of Admissions
Ms. Danika Kerin

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
26
17
Courses
Advanced Robotics, Advanced Speech, AP African Studies, AP American History, AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP Computer Science Principals, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Music Theory, AP Physics, AP US Government, Honors Academic Decathlon, Honors Calculus II, Honors Calculus III, Honors Commercial Architecture and Engineering, Honors Engineering Design and Development, Honors French III, Honors French IV, Honors Physics, Honors Residential Architecture and Engineering, Honors Spanish III, Honors Spanish IV

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
22
24
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Academic Decathlon, Campus Ministry, Chess Club, Cooking Club, Drama Club, Investment 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, Guitar Lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Disc Golf Club, Intramural Basketball, Intramural Football, Intramural Volleyball

College Matriculation

Year:
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.Class of 2023 Accomplishments: 
  • The Class of 2023 had 54 graduates.
  • 2 National Merit Semi-Finalists and 1 Commended Student
  • Average ACT score of 27
  • Total earned scholarships totaling over $7.8 million.
  • Students were accepted to 81 different colleges with 65% attending a college outside the state of Nebraska.
  • 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 $26,215 for boarding students.
What is the acceptance rate of Mount Michael Benedictine School?
The acceptance rate of Mount Michael Benedictine School is 85%, 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 17 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Diving, Football, Golf, Marksmanship, Riflery, Soccer, Swimming, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track, 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, High # of AP/advanced courses offered 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: 225 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $26,215
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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