April 29, 2014
There are a great many factors to consider when choosing a school, but unfortunately, there isn t enough space here to go through most. That said, this is the 2nd town where we were concerned about the direction of the public schools. We chose St. Thomas Aquinas while considering Hunt Ridge Montessori and the Pierrepont School, and we are very happy with our choice for the past couple years. We are non-Catholics, but this is our 2nd Catholic school, and both schools have been very accepting. Our daughter is half Asian, she grew up overseas, and English is her second language. She loves both schools, and only one kid has made fun of her during the past 3 years. The teachers at St. Thomas Aquinas are very warm, caring, and responsive. The principal is the most outstanding that we have ever experienced; she has a wonderful style that commands respect, and she seems to know every student and parent! There are many activities for parents, but we just haven t had the time. The only things we would wish for are a later start in the day, a tougher academic load, and possible options for Latin, Greek, or German (alas, few schools offer those) in addition to the French & Spanish.
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