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May 24, 2016 - Gold In Philly

April 2, 2016 - UWaterloo Recruits

Dec. 18, 2015 - Syrian Support

Nov. 25, 2015 - French Skills @StM

Nov. 25, 2015 - Alumnus Rush wins Award

Nov. 10, 2015 - Harris to St. Bonaventure

Nov. 6, 2015 - Mustangs Shake Off The Rust

Oct. 13, 2015Standard Sr. Girls Review

Oct. 13, 2015 - Pasco & Stangs Set Standard

June 17, 2015 - Maloney for Canada

June 16, 2015 - Makiah makes Worlds

June 8, 2015 - Rowers Strike Gold

June 3, 2015 - Lyme Walk - Kamea

June 2, 2015 - Girls OFSAA Soccer

May 27, 2015 - Film & Art Show

May 22, 2015 - Rankin Rally in SNAPD

May 13, 2015 - Makiah aims high

May 8, 2015 - Citizenship Ceremony

April 29, 2015 - Harjai Team Ontario Golf

April 23, 2015 - Envirothon ...

April 17, 2015 - Mental Doesn't Sleep

March 4, 2015 - SOSSA Hockey Champs

Jan. 6, 2015 - Mac in OHL Debut

Nov. 5, 2014 - Miszk OFSAA 3 peat!

Sept. 22, 2014 - FUELing Self Esteem

August, 2014 - Art and Film Fest..


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About Us


We are:

 “The Mustangs” We are a Catholic High School offering programs from Grades 9 to 12. Our total enrolment as of September 5, 2017 is 930 students. Our staff includes 58 full time Teachers, 9 Educational Assistants, 1 Credit Recover Assistant, 1 Library Technician, 1 ITA, 1Youth Worker, 4 Secretaries, 2 Guidance Counselors, 1 Student Success Teacher, 2 Caretakers, 4 Cleaners, 1 Chaplain, 1 School Nurse, 2 Vice-Principals and 1 Principal. Our school facilities include a Chapel, a Gymnasium and weight room, music room and theatre, an Information Center, Computer Labs and a supported Learning Centre. Our specialized learning include: Cosmetology, Construction, Culinary Arts, Communication and Transportation Technology Labs. We have a faith-centered curriculum based on the teachings of ChristCommunity groups regularly use our school facilities and boundaries encompass the southern portion of Niagara Falls.


Catholic Education Centre
427 Rice Road
Welland, Ontario
L3C 7C1
Fax 905-734-8828


Director of Education

Mr. John Crocco

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Superintendent of Education   

Mr. Frank Iannantuono

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Vice-Principal  Ms. Mary Ann McKinley    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Vice-Principal Mr. Antonio Soares  
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Our Parishes

Our Lady of Peace    Rev. Vijai Amirtharaj
Sacred Heart Rev. Paul McDonald
St. Ann Rev. Jose Karikompil
St. Thomas More Rev. Peter Rowe
St. Patrick Rev. Gerard Power, O.Carm


Board Mission

The Niagara Catholic District School Board through the charisms of faith, social justice, support and leadership, nurtures an enriching Catholic learning community for all to reach their full potential and become living witnesses of Christ. 

School Mission Statement

The Saint Michael Catholic High School Community is dedicated to the embodiment of Catholic ideals and beliefs for its students, staff and parents to the end that its graduates may carry with them learning that is Christ-centered and motivated by Christian principles.


We believe in:

Community Projects


Pilgrimage for Rwanda    


Out of the Cold

Project Share



Take Our Kids To Work



Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade


Human Rights Day

Local Parish Functions


Casino Marathon

Christmas Food & Toy Drive



Community Service within the City


Fund Raisers: Kidney Foundation

Terry Fox Run 


Kids Helping Kids

Stair Climb for Cancer


Heart and Stroke Foundation,

Development and Peace 


McMaster Children’s Hospital

Women’s Place



Special Activities/Programs

P3-Pathway Preparation Program


Battle of the Bands

Spiritual Retreats


School Band & Choir

Torch Leadership Experience 


35 School Clubs

School Liturgies


26 Athletic Teams

Snack Program  

Masses/Prayer Services for Feeder Schools

Ethnic Food Festival


Fashion Show

Communion Breakfast


Talent Show

Graduation Luncheon


Academic Awards Recognition

Saint Michael Family Bingo 


Cultural Exchange Program    

Athletic Banquet


Apprenticeship-OYAP/SHSM Sectors

Peer Tutoring


Technological Skills Competitions

Career Day


Skills Competence Canada



School Trips: Quebec City, Ottawa, France, Italy, New York


Ideals, Values & Commitments

·     At Saint Michael Catholic High School, we are committed to creating a safe environment where students can learn about themselves and their world with a sense of security and freedom.  Students are taught to respect the rights, property and opinions of others.  The development of responsibility, within this framework, is essential to student growth.

·      We believe that all students can mature—spiritually, morally, socially, physically, emotionally and culturally within our “Christ-centered” community.



School History

In 1989, the Welland County Separate School Board added a second Catholic high school to the city of Niagara Falls.   Saint Paul Catholic High School had already been established in the north end of the city.  The new school was named Saint Michael Catholic in honour of the archangel Michael and its doors opened for the fall semester, September 1989.

The new Catholic high school was located at 6099 ValleyWay in Niagara Falls.  The building was the former Lord Elgin Vocational School, part of the Niagara District School system.  The building became available in 1989 and the Welland County Separate School Board saw the opportunity to open its much needed second Catholic school.  The first Principal of Saint Michael was Bill Walters assisted by his Vice-Principal Steve Cino and head of student services William Kislasko.  The school population was small at 250 students, however, in its first year Saint Michael only offered grade 9 and grade 10 programs.  The following year Grade 11 students graced the hallways and finally the 1991 -92 school year saw its first graduating class.

 In 1993 William Vernooy became the second Principal of Saint Michael Catholic High School with Mario Ciccarelli assisting as Vice-Principal.  The school population had now surpassed 650 students and the anticipated growth was underway.  In the middle of the 1994 school year, John Crocco was appointed as the newest Mustang Principal.  Shortly after, Dan DiLorenzo joined the school as Vice-Principal.  It was during Mr. Crocco’s tenure as Principal that a formal proposal was put forward to the newly formed Niagara Catholic District School Board asking that a new Saint Michael Catholic High School be built.   

 By 1997 Paul Barchiesi became the fourth Principal of Saint Michael and his continued efforts in realizing a new building for the school finally became a reality.  In 2002 a ground breaking ceremony marked the construction of the new Saint Michael Catholic High School facility on McLeod Road.  By the spring of 2004 staff and students of Saint Michael packed their belongings and moved into Niagara’s newest state-of-the-art facility at 8699 McLeod Road.  A few years later Mr. Barchiesi retired and was replaced by Mario Ciccarelli.  Mr. Ciccarelli a former mustang returned and began proposing an expansion to the new high school which had already exceeded its maximum and hosted a backyard of classroom portables.  Before leaving to move into his new role as Superintendent of Education for the Niagara Catholic District School Board, Mr. Ciccarelli was informed that an approval for expansion had been granted.  In the fall of 2011 Jim Whittard became Principal of Saint Michael.  Mr. Whittard works diligently for the good of the students, staff and the Saint Michael community.  Mr. Whittard and the entire Saint Michael community now anxiously await plans for the expansion and the next step in the history of Saint Michael Catholic High School.

We are presently undergoing a 6.1 million dollar expansion to Saint Michael Catholic High School.  Ground breaking has taken place and construction will begin in earnest the first week of July. The new expansion will provide an additional 10-classrooms, including state-of-the-art improvements to culinary, technology, music and exercise departments. The expected completion of the new expansion will coincide with the 2014-2015 school year, which will also commemorate our 25th anniversary.  Our 25 anniversary reunion is scheduled for October 11, 2014.  For more information on the STM 25th anniversary, please check us out on facebook at STM25threunion, Twitter @saintmichaelCHS, or visit us at http://www.saintmichaelmustangs. Please drop us a line at our Alumni link: http://www.saintmichaelmustangs.com/cms/index.php/alumni.