No rating

GreatSchools Rating

St. Thomas Apostle School

Private | PK-8

Student diversity

Looks like we have no information about the race or ethnicity of the student body.


Living in Glen Mills

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $350,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $970.

Source: Sperling's Best Places
Last modified
Community Rating

5 stars

Community Rating by Year
No new ratings
Based on 1 rating
Based on 3 ratings
No new ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

7 reviews of this school

Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted June 7, 2013

Yet again, another quality academic year courtesy of St. Thomas the Apostle. My children were challenged and excited about learning. The extracurricular activities proved to keep them engaged outside of the school day. Wonderful institution of learning and well worth it.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 21, 2012

The Family environment at St Thomas is exactly what we were looking for in a school program. Our children have attended since preschool. Parents are encouraged to volunteer. I previously worked at another Catholic school where parents were not as encouraged to participate, so parental involvement is not always the case in all Catholic schools. My children are both happy and excited to go to school. I have been very impressed with the extra programs and services offered; before and after care program, language, music, art, physical education, computers, band, scouts,brownies, daisy, talent show, art fair, sports.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 17, 2012

The loving, safe and involved community create an environment for learning that I want my children to experience. My oldest is a third grader but knows teachers in the upper grades because of the smaller size than the public school. The teacher has a math club that meets during lunch recess for fun which my child loves! My third grader and first grader were playing a game in Spanish after completing their homework the other day. Having our catholic faith and values enriched during the school week is the added bonus of St. Thomas. The academic rigor, the instilling of discipline and respect, and the living of the faith are what make St. Thomas the Apostle well worth the investment in my children.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 17, 2012

St. Thomas the Apostle school in Glen Mills, PA provides a first-class education. The children, starting in the 4 year old preschool conduct science experiments and learn Spanish! For grades Kindergarten thru 8th grade, they have a lab-lerner (fully equipped) science laboratory, Honors Math program (5-8), foreign language program, small class-to-teacher ratios, plenty of arts opportunities (chorus, band, art show and talent show), a wonderful community of parent volunteers, smart boards in every classroom (including 'specials' ), dedicated faculty for technology, phys ed, art, and music, and the most caring, excellent teachers (many of whom hold their masters' degrees). They educate in a safe environment where catholic values and traditions are stressed giving children needed discipline. But they also allow for the individual child's needs and embrace the 'whole child'. Three of my children are enrolled in this school and despite the high taxes I pay in the Garnet Valley school district, I would not dream of sending them anywhere else!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 26, 2010

We recently moved our daughter from public to parochial school and couldn't be happier with our choice. The small, family environment at St Thomas is so nurturing. Yet the curriculum far exceeds what she was offered in the public school system. With the public school emphasis being on the PSSA tests, the curriculum has become very narrowed to focus on English and math. At St Thomas she is also receiving extensive social studies and science courses that she needs in her education as well as a greater understanding of the world around her and the ways that she herself can affect change and make it a better place. As far as ammenities... St Thomas offers everything that everyone always tells you is lacking in the catholic schools. They have a computer lab, laptops, smartboards in each classroom, music lessons, an array of sports programs, and even a science lab.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 1, 2007

Awsome school to be at! Every teacher and student is polite, respectful, nice, and kind. Saint Thomas' student council and sports teams are unbelieveable and unbeatedable. These teachers and princeapals are so encourging to the students it is indescriable. The art, computer, and gym program is awsome and the books in the library range from pre K to 8th! One of the best schools to put your kid in if you live in this area.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 15, 2005

Good parent involvement available, but not absolutely necessary. Love, love the interaction btw. students and with their teachers - respect and manners are stressed & evident. Seems on par w/local public schools re:speed & material covered in classes. Cannot beat the incorporation of God & religion into daily activities & studies, from 3yo program all the way up. Excellent emphasis on generosity, social consciousness, etc. Teachers are excellent - great ideas and really good, kind people. Principal is excellent as well and open to suggestion and dialogue. Really nice envt. for family overall.
—Submitted by a parent

Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

We currently do not have any test score information for this school. Unlike public schools, private schools are not always required to report data about their schools or not required to take the same tests as public schools. Many private schools take different standardized tests; however, that information is often made available only to families of enrolled students. We strive to acquire additional private school data whenever available.

Oops! We currently do not have any student information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

  • Coed
  • Roman Catholic
  • NCEA


Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
  • {{date}}
Export calendar
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

430 Valleybrook Rd
Glen Mills, PA 19342
Phone: (610) 459-8134


Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »


Add this school to compare

Nearby schools

Concordville Prep School
Concordville, PA

Glen Mills Schools
Concordville, PA

Concord El School
Glen Mills, PA