FROM THE HEADMASTER, MR. ANDREW MOE
Dear Friends & Families of St. Michael High School,
It’s wonderful to greet you all for the first time as the new Headmaster of St. Michael! I can only hope that I’ll come close to meeting the high bar that Dr. Brake set in his time here and the kind endorsement he gave me in his farewell letter.
Each passing day, I am more convinced of the necessity of the St. Michael mission. Every age contends with troubling social, cultural, and political questions, and perhaps ours has more than its fair share. “The life of man upon earth is a warfare,” says Job. The twin wings of faith and reason, which our Classical Catholic tradition offers, lift us above the tumult to see the field of battle and give us the uphill advantage.
But education is not simply a martial art, students are more than cultural combatants, and life is more than the overcoming of harmful ideologies. Wisdom is less about looking down on what is false than it is gazing into and being immersed in the True, the Good, and the Beautiful. Our desire for this is daily, hourly – constant! Therein lies the real necessity of our beloved school.
Flight, like anything worth doing, takes great effort. As the student faces impediments to achievement, so does our school itself. I’m confident that, together in faith, we will overcome our inevitable obstacles and setbacks, to not merely remain but to flourish! I know I speak for the entire faculty and staff when I say that we are honored that you entrust us with a portion of the formation of your sons and daughters and we look forward to continuing this collaboration in the coming academic year!
St. Michael the Archangel, pray for us!
Mr. Andrew Moe, Headmaster