Student Life & Activities


6:30 AM                       Rise
7:00 AM                       Holy Mass and Morning Prayers
8:00 AM                       Breakfast and Room Inspection
8:30 AM                       Morning Classes and Study
11:30 AM                     Angelus and Lunch
12:10 PM                     Afternoon Classes
2:15 PM                       Tutoring Time
2:45 PM                       Afternoon Free Time (Sports; Study)
5:30 PM                       Supper
6:00 PM                       Recreation and Evening Study
8:00 PM                       Night Prayers and Holy Hour (Confession available)
8:45 PM                       Chores
9:00 PM                       Evening Study Period
10:00 PM                     Quiet study
11:00 PM                     Lights out

Sunday Evening:
7:00 - 7:30 PM             Return to school (arranging of beds, etc.)
8:00 PM                       Night Prayers and Holy Hour (Confession available)
9:00 PM                       Study
10:00 PM                     Quiet study
11:00 PM                     Lights out

Friday Afternoons:
School is half-day on Fridays; students leave at 12:15 p.m. Students are either picked up at school by their parents or are driven to the Irvine train station by St. Michael’s personnel.


Weekends at St. Michael’s serve to relax the students as they support their spiritual, mental and physical morale. While recreation is ample, adequate time for spiritual and academic growth is also provided. Outings are organized regularly by teachers of the abbey community to meet one or more purposes: participate in wholesome recreation, expand cultural experiences, explore sites of natural beauty, meet ordinary needs for school supplies and snacks, and take advantage of the many recreational points of interest in Southern California. Additional fees for weekends apply.

Rome Trip

Each year after Christmas, the junior class is given the opportunity to travel to Rome for two weeks. Under the supervision of several Norbertine priests and dads, the students commence a whirlwind experience of discovery, education, and spiritual understanding.