Who We Are

  Founded in 1970, SMASE is the only school located on the Navajo Reservation dedicated to the care and education of children (ages 6 to 22) and adults (22+) with moderate to severe disabilities. Together, the education and DTA program provide services to roughly 50 students and clients. Math, reading and science are taught, along with horticulture and Diné Culture. Clients also have access to physical therapy, speech pathology and occupational therapy in their daily lessons. A strong emphasis is placed on functional and daily living tasks, which integrate our clients into the community through frequent outings and events.  

Our Faculty and Staff

Contact information for the faculty, staff and providers that care for the clients and students here at SMASE.

The Water Project

Check out our journey to clean running water!

Help Our School Grow

Your support and contributions will enable us to grow and provide more activities to our students and clients. Your generous donation will fund our mission.

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Contact Us

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Better yet, see us in person!

We love hearing from our friends and family as well as the community and those who want to know more about our special school. 

St Michaels Assoc. for Special Education

PO Box 100, St. Michaels, AZ 86511, US

(928) 871 2812


Monday - Friday: 8am - 4pm