Research deeply and ask a lot of questions before thinking about sending a boy here. The administration is filled with people who don't know education (never studied it, nor have they taught) and who are only interested in hiring teachers who will "tow the party line." The teachers are given no training or professional development and are hired straight out of college and without backgrounds in education. The turnover off faculty and staff is astounding. Don't be fooled by the beautiful singing and the promises of the best high schools, it's not worth it.
For the boy who loves music and has the independent and open nature needed to leave home in third or fourth grade to live in community, St. Thomas provides an excellent education in music and academics
St Thomas Choir School is an excellent school. My son presently attends and just loves it! He is a boarder at the school and my husband and I consider this to be a plus as our son has matured incredibly, bonded and made life-lasting friends and is learning at a top rate school that boasts a high-quality top rank boys' choir. If you want your child to experience the journey of a lifetime than I highly recommend this wonderful establishment!