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4600 North Illinois Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208

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(317) 255-6244
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Amount of homework: Just right
October 21, 2015
My first grader is responsible for 15-30 minutes of homework each night and many assignments are given on Monday with a due date of Friday which allows us to adjust the nightly requirement to work with extracurricular schedules.

- submitted by a parent

October 21, 2015
We joined STA halfway through my child's kindergarten year as a result of work relocation. I cannot say enough about the warm welcome we received in what was a very stressful time for our family. We moved from a very large public school so I'm not sure it is fair to compare some aspects but I can't imagine going back to the previous environment. Each of the lower grade classrooms has 2 teachers and they keep their class sizes low which results in a very personalized learning experience for every student. STA does an incredible job of building a "whole child" with focuses on social and emotional wellness in addition to the traditional curriculum.

- submitted by a parent

October 20, 2015
I have 2 children at St. Thomas Aquinas school. The school is a small community school where teachers and parents team to make a wonderful environment for the students. There is differentiated learning for those students that need it which is a nice perk to find in a small environment. There is also a focus on bettering the community and the environment. The school is a green ribbon school! My husband and I feel lucky to have found St. Thomas. We have never doubted our decision to choose this school and continue to be very impressed.

- submitted by a parent
Teacher effectiveness: Effective
October 20, 2015
Every grade is different but we have been happy with the faculty. If you have a new K kid, I'm not sure you will find a better team of teachers anywhere. These ladies are wonderful! I was blown away with the K program for both of my kids.

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Amount of homework: Just right
October 20, 2015
I have children in grades 2 and K. Homework seems to be the right balance so far and tends to focus on the skills being learned in the classroom. I don't see a lot of what I will call busy work or laborious projects coming home.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly agree
October 20, 2015
The school holds students to high standards. Students are treated with respect and are expected to respect the faculty in the same manner. Students that I have encountered have been well mannered and polite.

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April 28, 2014
Our child has gone to the same school since kindergarten. Our child loves St Thomas Aquinas for many reasons. Our child is involved in many extra curricular activities at school and is so happy there are so many programs to choose from. Our child feels good about the teachers, staff and families that attend school, as well as the parishioners.

- submitted by a parent

April 27, 2014
We have been very pleased with STA. The teachers have alot of input into how they teach the curriculum, and we have seen first hand how they can adjust for a child who needs help or extra encouragement. The community of parents at STA is really terrific; the whole atmosphere here is one of high expectation--STA is very focused upon building individual character; good citizens with strong morals. And they teach cursive. A big plus in my book!

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April 23, 2014
St. Thomas was awarded a 4-star rating this year. First time since IDOE started this assessment 5 years ago. The principal and staff have worked very hard the past 2 years to make it even better. We've been very impressed with the changes.

- submitted by a parent

September 27, 2013
The best thing about St. Thomas is the fact that it is a true neighborhood school, and its acceptance of unique kids and diversity. The education is good but not stunning or the absolute best in the city. There is socioeconomic diversity, but the well-to-do families are very down to earth. I wish there were more than 1 classroom per grade but I wouldn't want my child at any other school.

- submitted by a parent

March 19, 2013
Although no school will be able to please every kid or parents, for that matter, the community of St. Thomas has been wonderful, and the education fantastic. My kids were at another catholic school in their early grades, but there wasn't much direction at the time, so we transferred here. Now one is at the Township HS with High Honors, and the other is about to decide where he will go. The education prepares the kids as good as any other school, but a lot of this has to do with the parental involvement. Also, if you don't want the school or parish to 'hound" you while fundraising, go public, you are already paying for that as well as everyone else.

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October 18, 2012
I am very impressed with the new principal, and I am confident she is going to take St. Thomas from being a great school to an even better one. We have been pleased with the strong and caring teaching staff and the wonderful community there.

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October 09, 2012
After averaging 1 review a year, I find these recent glowing reviews suspicious. We have been very disappointed with the new principal and staff. It has been very chaotic and communication is lacking. The community and families are very welcoming and friendly and the kids are great.

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October 01, 2012
We love it! St. Thomas is a small neighborhood school where everyone knows each other and looks out for each other. It is a place where people of all races, religions, and economic backgrounds are welcome. The school is very strong academically and has an excellent differentiated learning program. We are so happy that we found St. Thomas for our children.

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September 13, 2012
We have been thrilled with St. Thomas. Very positive environment, teaches kids about community and important life skills as well as having a strong curriculum and good teachers.

- submitted by a parent

September 11, 2012
This is a very welcoming school. There is great communication among parents, teachers and administration. The curriculum is comprehensive and the children learn important life skills.

- submitted by a parent

November 15, 2011
The sixth grade teacher is horrible and the school won't do anything about it despite concerns raised by parents. Looking for a different school for our children for the sixth grade.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 14, 2010
Academically, St. Thomas Aquinas is one of the best in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. And, the community aspect is great.

- submitted by a community member

December 12, 2009
One of the best catholic grade schools in Indianapolis. Friendly atmospere, and great opportunities to expand in academics.

- submitted by a student
no rating
February 26, 2009
Simply one of the worst schools my child ever attended. Classes offered do not cover even the basic necessities for entering high school. Constantly badgered about fund raising regardless of high tuition.

- submitted by a parent

October 16, 2007
Transferred 2 daughters to this school last year to grades 1 and 5. Very strong academics and sports program.

- submitted by a parent
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St. Thomas Aquinas School
4600 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN  46208
(317) 255-6244
Last modified St. Thomas Aquinas School is a Private school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
St. Thomas Aquinas School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top