Unless you are a catholic and have been here for years, steer clear. Kids are mean and cliquey and talk over the teachers and throw things in the middle school during class. Other than basketball (which my son does not play) the sports program is nil. My son did get into a decent school after this school so academically it is far better for that than providing a healthy social and spiritual atmosphere. The principal is no nonsense and very good and the problem really is the culture of the school.
Strong grammer and language program, accelerated math track. Limited outside activities. Very closed socially, not very inviting unless you are catholic and getting confirmed here. Would not recommend for middle school as kids were out of control in the classroom throwing things and earning detentions. Thumbs up for academics, neutral/thumbs down for school culture/socialization. Good principal.
The language dept teachers excel in getting students ready for high school in foriegn language. Most excel and move to upper classes in freshman year.
At St. Thomas children receive an academically challenging faith based education. It is co-ed with 2 classes/grade (pre-K - 8th) The St. Thomas Community encourages parental involvement in helping the children meet their academic and religious goals. The School offers after school enrichment in creative writing, drama, chess, choir, etc. Other Extracurricular activities: Scouting, Basketball, Missoula Children's Theater & Youth Group. Graduates are very well prepared and attend Fairfield Prepatory (Fairfield), Lauralton Academy (Milford), St. Joseph (Trumbull), Notre Dame (Fairfield), Sacred Heart Academy Greenwich), Hopkins School (New Haven), and Fairfield High School. The St. Thoams Community has just finished a significant capital campaign raising over 3 million dollars for the building of their beautiful parish center which has several state of the art classrooms for Science, Music and Religious education. The building also holds a beautiful Gymnamsium W/ Stage Area & a new cafeteria is currently Under Construction.
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