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St. Thomas School

Private | PK-8 | 153 students

We are best known for faith based education.

 

Living in Southington

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $240,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,090.

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Community Rating

5 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
Based on 3 ratings
2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
No new ratings

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Posted October 21, 2013

Wonderful! My 5 year old son is learning so much in Kindergarden! He comes home each day so excited with what he has learned, whether it be Spanish, writing his letters & numbers, a new song, or reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. So proud of my baby boy & to say he goes to St. Thomas!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2013

We've been members of the St. Thomas school community for two years and have been very happy. Both of our children are excelling academically. The math and language curriculum for pre-k to grade 2 are excellent. The teachers are caring and address any occurrences of bullying immediately. Class sizes are small which allows for more individualized attention. Fundraisers and social events allow school families to get to know one another and make the community tighter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2013

I have to children that go to St Thomas School since prek. They love it here. This school has fantastic teachers and a great principal that has put her kids first. The education that my kids receive is beyond what I have expected. My kids come home every day and talk about what they have learned without me asking. They provide them with subjects like Spanish, art, PE, library, and music. During the day they receive their education of catholic beliefs. As a parent we participate in fundraisers and after school functions that allows us to meet and interact with teachers and parents. We are a tight community who have the same beliefs and ideas of what we want to provide for our children, "great teachers, excellent education and the loving support from the parents. I would recommend this school to anyone. Keep up the good work St Thomas!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2012

We have been members of the St. Thomas family for 4 years (K - Grade 3) and it truly is a family! They have excellent and caring teachers, who work hard to teach our children not only academics but manners and respect for our school, the community and one another. The principal has been with St. Thomas for 4 years and has worked very hard at upgrading the technology and physical surroundings of the school, it s had many facelifts since she joined. She is also a very caring and compassionate person who loves the children. Please look at the state standards and how we rate compared to other schools, most grades have scored 3+ years ahead of their respective grade. Last year the 6th grade scored at grade 13 level math. We have a lot to be proud of!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2012

The academics are seriously lacking. My children have moved into a Public school setting and have had to play catch up with things like science and writing which were not taught very heavily at all. A few of the teachers I came across there yell very loudly at the students, as I have heard them with my own ears. One in particular has absolutely no control over his class at all. I am happy that we left the school, and I know many others are also doing this. I'm glad I stopped paying money for schooling which is academically behind what the public school is teaching. While many of the parents and families are great people, that wasn't enough of a reason to stay for me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2005

What a wonderful school St. Thomas is! The teachers are great! Mrs. Murphy is a caring and involved principle. I'm so glad we made the decision to send my son there.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 62%
Hispanic 2% 18%
Asian 1% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 15%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Gold status in Math Counts (2012)
  • Gold status in Math counts (2013)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Robotics club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Korean
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 2:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 5:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. MaryPat Wirkus
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Associations
  • NCEA

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Korean
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
  • study skills workshop
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Southington Public Schools
  • YMCA
  • Chamber of Commerce
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Chess club
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • NJHS
  • Robotics club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Technology club
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
More from this school
  • Educating the whole child Mind Above average standardized testing. Consistent growth in all areas reflected by national percentile test scores. , Integrated Technology into all subjects State of Art Computer Lab, Art Room, Library Spirit Daily Community Prayer Liturgical Celebrations Sacramental Preparation for Reconciliation and First Holy Communion Catholic Schools Month Celebr
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
50
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
50
Students typically come from these schools
St. Dominic School
Public school

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$4000 - $5000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
St. Paul Catholic High School
Mercy High School
Xavier High School
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133 Bristol St
Southington, CT 06489
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Phone: (860) 628-2485

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