St Nicholas Institute, Santa School Michigan, Santa Claus Training, Santa Claus School

-Founded: December 6th, 2011-

Mission Vision Core Values


The St. Nicholas Institute encourages openness to the Self-same Holy Spirit who animated the life of the historic person of St. Nicholas of Myra; the original "Santa Claus.”


1. Serving the spiritual and professional needs of faith-based “men and women in red”.

2. Present historical, theological and archaeological facts about St. Nicholas of Myra; the REAL-Life person who is universally revered and loved as Santa Claus.

3. Host the annual St. Nicholas Institute Awards Gala, honoring outstanding people representing a wide variety of backgrounds, who embody the Christmas Spirit every day of the year according to their state in life.


Nicholas as Our Model 
Inspired by the selfless life of St. Nicholas of Myra, and the noble traditions associated with him, we seek to affirm the dignity of all persons as unique, unrepeatable gifts from God as we embody the joy and peace that flows from the Babe born in Bethlehem. 

Openness to the "Christmas Spirit"
Since the "Christmas Spirit" and the Holy Spirit are one in the same, we continually pray that we may be open to the very Selfsame Source that animated the life of the original "Santa Claus"; St. Nicholas. 

Exercising Compassion 
As spiritual successors of St. Nicholas, we exercise a special compassion for: the poor (material or spiritual poverty), the orphaned, the sick, the marginalized and the forgotten. 

Love for Children 
Whether dressed in the guise of the benevolent bishop from Myra or a fur clad "elf", we will treat each and every child (and "the young at heart") with the same integrity, sensitivity and unconditional love that characterize "jolly old St. Nicholas".

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