Q - Is San Miguel only for Hispanics? A - San Miguel’s mission is educating the poor regardless of race, nationality or religion.
Q - Do students get private education for free at San Miguel? A - School families are asked to pay $100 a month as an investment in their child's education. For parents who can’t afford to pay the fee, San Miguel offers opportunities to work around the campus such as cleaning or yard work.
Q - Is San Miguel supported by funds from the Catholic Diocese of Tulsa or the St. Francis of Assisi event? A - Although the Diocese of Tulsa is very supportive, less than 5% of the annual budget results from the Diocese or their Foundation. The St. Francis of Assisi event does not provides funds for San Miguel.
Q - Do San Miguel Graduates get to attend Bishop Kelley for free? A – While Bishop Kelley is a valuable Lasallian partner in many ways, San Miguel graduates apply for financial aid using BK’s standard process.
Q -Are all of San Miguel students undocumented residents? A –No, many students are U. S. citizens, but San Miguel does not check the resident document status of its students. We are not aware of any public or private schools that do check the document status of their students.
Q - Is San Miguel enrolling students that should be in other Tulsa Catholic schools? A - San Miguel does not enroll students who qualify for other Catholic schools. Occasionally, a principal from another Tulsa Catholic school will contact San Miguel to suggest that one of their students would be better served by San Miguel. Only in those cases will San Miguel accept a student who could afford to pay tuition at a Diocesan school.
Q - Is San Miguel supported by the St. Francis Xavier Church? A - San Miguel enjoys a friendly, non-financial relationship with St. Francis Xavier Church.
Q - Does San Miguel enroll “Special Ed” Students? A - San Miguel is not set up for severe learning disabilities; however, approximately 20% of students enter with an Individual Education Plan (IEP). More than 95% of San Miguel students are current or former English Language Learners (ELL). Many times schools are unable to distinguish if a student’s challenge relates to language or a learning disability until students achieve a standard competency in English. As a result, San Miguel does occasionally enroll students with real but undiagnosed learning disabilities.