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PK-8
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Houston, TX
Students enrolled: 543

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5927 Wigton Drive
Houston, TX 77096

(713) 729-3434
(713) 721-5644
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December 02, 2014
The diversity that St. Thomas has is just great. It makes you feel like your part of the community. The teachers here re very warm and friendly. They do their best to keep the parents informed and in the loop.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2014
Both of my boys have bee involved in sports here and I think that, in addition to the academics, has helped them grow and learn a lot. The teachers and coaches are supportive and I keep in contact with all of them. It's a school that has a lot to offer.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2014
I continue to be impressed by St. Thomas More. The smart boards in the classrooms are very neat and I think it's good that they have a computer in each room too. So the technology is all up to par. The library available to the students is very nice and I just love the displays of art work!! So cute.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2014
My education at St Thomas More Academy provided me not merely with a wealth of crucial knowledge, but also the skills to think deeply and critically about everything I encounter in life and the world. As a student currently pursuing a masters degree and preparing to enter the professional world, I feel exceptionally well-equipped by my experience at STM.

- submitted by a community member
July 30, 2014
Awful school ! Rude teachers, staff and student body. The survivors must be some true saints. Horrible, that the parents can not have lunch at least once a week or even a month with the student in middle school or even any grade. Because that is when they have the children eat in silence rather than speak to their friends. And oh my. Their God must be praised FIVE times a day on the floor on their knees! While the teacher sits at his or her desk.

- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2014
I am so glad to hear that St. Thomas More's principal is retiring. Hopefully the school can run like it should. Also it would be great if the staff would stop candy coating this awful school. Just good until the 4th grade.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2014
St. Thomas More is a great school with a sense of family and community that runs with abundance. The principal, who is retiring, brought STM's academic and religious aptitude forward. No school is perfect and you can find fault with any or all but STM's top priority is providing excellence in education and producing children who are fully prepared to continue a higher education at a college preparatory high school. I will miss the sense of family and community that STM is all about when my child graduates. Go Tigers!

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2014
So glad to hear that St. Thomas More's principal is retiring. Hopefully the school can run like it should. Also it would be great if the staff would stop candy coating this awful school.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2014
Texas based on statistics is the worst state for primary education. Indicating that students go to one of the top schools in Houston after leaving St. Thomas More is that person's opinion. I see parents paying an outrageous amount of tuition, and are basically teaching the kids themselves. They accept it under the believe that this is how it is suppose to be because they trust what they are being told due to not knowing any better.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
The principal is entirely focused on the students well being. She tries to bring the outside world and academic world together to best teach the students and her vision is very positive.All of the teachers feel this way. If you are looking for a school that has genuine care towards your children and the desire to see them succeed then St. Thomas More is your best choice.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
St. Thomas More School is one of the top Catholic elementary schools in Houston. However it is not for everyone. It is for those willing to give up free-time for homework and studying. The school is challenging. My three boys attended STM and went on to some of the top high schools in Houston. My boys learned time manage and organization. They were prepared to handle the transition from Jr. high to high school. Thank you STM!

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2014
What I love about St. Thomas More is that the school is very conscious of keeping in touch with parents. They will send notes home with the kids and return your calls. Plus they are very fail with all of the children as far as any discipline goes. They teach good values.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2014
My children like it here, as do I. From a parents perspective, I enjoy that the teachers a very attentive to answering questions and concerns. I send quite a few emails and I always get a clear quick response! Also, I think it's great that they are keeping up with teaching the children about modern technology so that they are proficient by the time they reach middle school.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2014
this is our first year in,and all i can say is WOW...am happy i finally found a school that met all my needs, spiritual, academic plus more

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2014
As a parent, I really appreciate St. Thomas More Parish's attentive and caring staff. Whenever I contact them they're always available and understanding of any concerns my son or I have. I am a room parent and can tell firsthand just how much these kids love the family environment St. Thomas More creates.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2013
Some teachers post my daughters grades online which i find really convenient. The music teacher and math teacher do a great job at it. If you are concerned about your child's progress usually it is not a problem to send the teacher an email to ask for help and they are very responsive. I find the school to do a good job at keeping up to date with the latest technologies and educational tools. I especially like how the school academically is pretty rigorous, and you can't beat the location because we only live about 2 miles from the school.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2013
My kids have attended STM since the third grade. I love this school. The teachers are great, the parents are great, and the students really get along. STM is serious about educating kids. I have found that the administrators and teachers work closely with parents to give the kids the very best academic, spiritual, and social experience. The teachers are approachable and always ready to help. If you do your part, and let the school do their part, it will always work out. STM truly prepares the children for life. I will always be a proud STM parent!

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2013
The amount of communication between the schools staff and parents is sufficient. The class sizes are small and I feel that the amount of homework given to my child is reasonable. The best part about this Catholic School is the broad range of activities that are provided. From music to sports, even student government, they do a great job at providing a variety for the students here.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2013
I just love the other families here, and that as my children are graduating and moving on and a lot of new families are joining. There is a sense of camaraderie with the families here in the school. They're a great school academically as well. When we first started at the school, they had a 99% rate of their students getting into their first pick for High School.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2013
I find that the level of difficulty and the amount of homework given to my children from St. Thomas More is very reasonable. As for the environment goes it has a very safe feeling to it, and the staff is attentive and makes themselves available when you contact them.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2013
STM is a very good school. I believe it could be even better if the teachers were given more resources and updated materials. The age norm of the teachers is a little old so new teachers with fresh ideas would be an added plus.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2013
The teachers in the pre-school don't teach the students anything. The school is not worth attending. Overpriced babysitting with instructors who dislike children.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2013
This school gives an impression of being a great school but that is not the reality. The teachers are not compassionate or understanding and don't seem to be willing to devote the attention and patience that some children need in order to thrive. The mindset seems to be that they are irritated or simply do not want to deal with their students. They are also tactless in the way they speak to parents about their students. Overall, I was disappointed in the staff and administration...not worth the price of tuition!

- submitted by a community member
February 07, 2013
Horrible. No one cares about the students or the parents. I will never recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2013
My kids really hated this school. We could never figure out exactly why. But I can say that the principal is really unfriendly and perhaps this lack of human warmth descends to the faculty. There are a lot of rules - no talking during lunch, for example - that are inconsistently but sometimes angrily enforced. My unhappy child was skipping out of class for weeks and we were never told. The staff is really overwhelmed with 600 students, and, at the same time, not too concerned about any one of them, as there will always be new students flowing in from the horrible public schools nearby. The religious instruction is very uneven. One instructor was superb, the other showed little knowledge of the Catholic faith and often turned over the class to a student while she did something else. A number of parish families have pulled their kids out and homeschooled them or taken them to other Catholic schools.

- submitted by a community member
December 13, 2012
Saint Thomas Moore is by far above average. I went here and now my daughter goes here. It seems like a second home and it is very comfortable here. I like the morals and the teachers here. I support their values and it has a nice community feel to it.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2012
What I like the most about this school is that its Catholic. That is the #1 reason and it provides a wonderful curriculum and has done well in preparing my kids for high school and even college.

- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2012
This is truly a great school! I feel that the teaching staff goes above and beyond to make sure my child understands something that he is not getting. They take the time to do that and they are easy to communicate with and always let you know how things are going with your child.

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2012
This is a great school. I recommend this school to all parents. They do a great job of following the curriculum.

- submitted by a community member
April 20, 2012
St. Thomas More Parish School has both a solid academic curriculum and many extracurricular activities to engage students. Both of my boys have gotten involved in athletics. One of my boys has now gone on to pursue a major in mathematics in college. This school has given my sons the foundation that they need for success later in life.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2012
I absolutely love the St Thomas More School. The academic curriculum is well laid out, and the class sizes seem to be a very acceptable number. The school does a nice job with the food service, my kids buy all the time because they like a hot lunch. I definitely would recommend them to anyone looking for a very nice catholic school for their kids.

- submitted by a parent
February 29, 2012
Very Strong Academics - I am the parent of a son that attended STM for Elementary and Middle School. My son is now a Freshman at a local private all boys school in town. STM did an excellent job of preparing him for acceptance into area private High Schools and success at the High School level. STM is a great school!

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2012
My child attended this school for 2 years and we made the decision to seek out another private school. The school is dishonest and protects a certain group of individuals over others. Honesty and telling the true are high on the list of our family values. Avoid like the plague.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2011
The quality of instruction is lacking at this school. The elementary level teachers spend the majority of their instruction time grading every homework assignment, inclass assignments, and tests. Instruction is very poor. Most parents are doing the teaching at home rigorous work. What is the point of providing rigorous work if the teacher is not doing the teaching? Parents accept this because they want their kid to go to a catholic school and /or committed to the parish. The quality of the teacher is the result of the lack of appropriate teaching credentials. Being a parent volunteer is the requirement for getting a teaching job at this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2011
I have nothing but great things to say about St. Thomas More Parish School. They care about their students. They are very organized, high tech and offer an excellent academic program. The one thing that I absolutely love about St. Thomas More Parish School is the open line of communication. They always keep the parents involved and informed about everything. St. Thomas More Parish School is a great school in the Houston area and I'd definitely recommend them to anyone!

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2011
Highly recommend this school! Best overall education offered in Houston! We left to go overseas and when we came back we were reminded of what a great education STM had offer!

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2011
I attended STM from K-8 and graduated 5 years ago. I now have a sister in Junior high and recently came back to visit. I am impressed with how much more diverse the school is. This is a big improvement because when I was there it was mostly white. STM was great academically and athletically and now when you add in the diversity the kids have a lot of learning opportunities and potential for growth. Now for the bad stuff. STM prepared me well for high school but the school has issues teaching boys. Many of the teachers have been there way to long and they do play favorites. Also their lunch and recess time have been cut to the bone and as punishment lots of times they don't allow talking at lunch!!!! They call it Silent Lunch. what a silly punishment. If kids can't talk during lunch that will just make them want to talk more in class. I think this paints a picture of STM. A good school but you must be willing to put up some of its "issues." As a religious school I cannot speak for it now but when I attended it was awful. The Religion teachers were awful and much of the class was either watching movies or reading straight from a book.

- submitted by a community member
December 25, 2010
I am a recent alumni of this school. I started in preschool and went all the way through 8th grade. I will admit that this school was very rigorous and very strong academically. It was the strong academics that prepared me for high school and made my high school career easy, however I was disappointed that there was never a really strong Catholic environment at this school. I would like to see more improvement on the religious aspects of the school. And I will agree that this school is not for everyone the teachers play favorites and some of them do not know how to talk to students. I am happy that this school prepared me for the academic aspects of school, but I never grew in my religious life at this school.

- submitted by a community member
December 14, 2010
What a great place. They are a true training ground for the best houston catholic schools. My child is a sophmore at Strake and is breezing through because of the solid foundation laid at STM. This school is challenging for sure but is a great place for all and very accepting. It is diverse and a very holy and wonderful place.

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2010
My children attended St. Thomas More Catholic School in Houston, Texas for over five years. The school was built in 1965 and it is a relic. Unfortunately, so are many of the teachers and administrators in this school. Some should never have gotten into the teaching profession in the first place and still others should have retired many years ago. These teachers give a lot of homework every day so that they don't have to teach it themselves in the classroom. They also love to play favorites and see nothing wrong with it. Discipline is a huge problem. As long as the parents pay the tuition, their child can do anything without much consequence. By anything I mean beat up and harass other students, cheat, lie, you name it. The cliques present in this school are terrible - and I'm talking about the parents! If you want your child to learn that the world they live in is cruel, cold, deceiving and money buys happiness, then register him or her in this school right away. I'm sure there are openings. However, if you want your child to be a caring, loving, faithful and compassionate follower of Christ, stay away from this place!

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2010
I cannot post my true feelings or experiences about this school for fear that Greatschools will delete my comments as told to me by other parents who could not post here. I will just give this school 4 thumbs down.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
the location, staff,people, kids , church..everything. everything is wonderful. 5-star school.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2010
This school is awesome you people who want to chose a good school for your child should pick STM it is a great school

- submitted by a student
no rating April 30, 2010
I am really beginning to be disillusioned with this school. Came in after hearing positive things about it but I have since realized it is all sugar coated. I heartily agree that the pricipal is definitely not warm and sometimes looks through you. again the reception is not warm and that is not good at all considering that first impressions matter a great deal. I do agree that a warmer environment is needed. Also, I think the teacher to student ratio is quite high, is that not why I am paying for a private education? There is a lack of resources to help students who are struggling, rather seems you either do it on your own or your child is just pushed along with the flow. Hmmm Bahhhh

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Too much focus especially in the elementary grades on giving LOTS of homework and grading it. 7 and 8 years old shouldn't be getting 3 hours of homework. It concerns me when I see the homework pile bigger than the inclass work pile. It makes you think there is less teaching going on in class due to the amount of homework. I haven't seen my child's average go up significantly. It is disturbing how some of the teachers talk to the children and how fearful parents are in speaking up.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 07, 2010
No selective admission process. They welcome anyone who applies. No waiting list to deal with. Expectations are high, but it seems there is more homework than in class work. Homework is actually graded.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 07, 2010
We are new to the school. I do find many of the parents to be intimidated by staff and even teachers. They don't speak up even when unhappy about their child's progress.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 28, 2010
I read the reviews. School does have high expectations (at times unrealistic), but the teachers do not or have no knowledge where to refer students for extra help or any recommendations. As far as the math program Everyday Math is only used up until 5th or 6th grade. The administration will take your concerns seriously if you are involved in the school. This school is very republican and appears to be less tolerant surrounding certain issues. Too political instead being focused more on catholic teaching all the time. One of the reasons I left.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 10, 2010
Principal is a problem. She is non-responsive and does not want to be too involved when there is a concern. This is unusual when parents are keeping the school open by paying tuition and fundraising.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2010
Transfd from SFDS into 5th. My daughter still attends and will go thru to 8th. More activities for the children, the teachers are SO MUCH NICER & talk to the children instead of at them. Lunch program is awesome. Grades are emailed to parents regularly. Academically awesome, prepares them for college. Tuition is VERY reasonable compared to other Catholic schools. We've had problems w/some teachers, but over all I would recommend this school. I feel like they really care about my daughter and that's important.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
I agree with the last two posts. More emphasis on writing, parent orientation to the University of Chicago Mathematics program, better communication between parents and teachers as to what students are working on week by week, and in a previous post diversity among staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 10, 2009
STM has a little over 500 students if you include pre-school students. As for academics they try to push the students to read a year above their grade level for Reading, English, and Spelling. The math program is University of Chicago Math program. I would like to see more emphasis on writing though.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2009
I have been active at St. Thomas More Parish since 1977. We sent our four children to the school and we are now involved as Grandparents of attending students. As our children left STM to attend High School and then College I was glad that we had given them a good start. Some of our children went to Catholic High School and some went to Public High School, no matter which high school system they entered, they were one of the best prepared for their high school academics. As they continued their higher education, I heard each one of them, at one time or another, express their appreciation for their educational foundation given to them at STM. Now that they are grown and parents, they are seeking the best they can give their children, a Catholic Education. They are sending their children to STM. I noticed a comment about the tuition being one of the highest in the Archdiocese for Elementary/Jr. High; my research finds this not to be true. If you compare the schools of like size which offer similar opportunity you find STM to be very reasonably priced. If you are considering Catholic Education, take time to give STM a look. I don t believe you will be disappointed.

- submitted by a community member
no rating July 21, 2009
Like the other commentators, I would agree to some extent that STM is not a warm and fuzzy place. However, I have found that the teachers do connect with the kids and have fun with them after the priorities of learning/teaching have taken place. I have 3 children @ the school and am very pleased with how they are being prepared to meet future academic challenges. I am also thankful for the the character development that is stressed @ STM. This school is for those who want their children to succeed in real life where everything isn't sugar coated or handed to them on a platter.

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2009
Very strong academic with trachers and administration that cares. Promotes parental involvement in your child's education. Many high school scholarships are given to our students and high schools love our students!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 07, 2009
I agree with so many of the negative comments about this school. The principal is not warm and it is time to make a few faculty and administrative changes - people with a fresh and positive outlook, which is entirely the reason why we will be leaving. This was our first year there and will be our last. I am not happy at all with several fo the staff and they way they condust daily business.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2009
Academics are very strong, with writing being an exception. Not the place for you if you are looking for warm and fuzzy nurturing for your child. Time to make a few faculty and administrative changes - people with a fresh and positive outlook.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 11, 2008
St. Thomas More offers Kindergarten to 8th grade classes. The student to teacher ratio is 1 teacher to 23 kids. Kids are grouped in reading and math based on ability. At the elementary level kids move from one class to the next like middle school. The teacher will work with your child but you must keep in close contact with them or else your child will be lost. The principal is not a very warm person to say the least.

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2007
My kids are currently enrolled in STM. Teachers are supportive, small student/teacher ratio, great school

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2007
I am a graduate of this school. It has helped me excel and be the very best I can be. The school gave me the intial building blocks i needed to achieve at my high school.

- submitted by a former student
October 19, 2005
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August 22, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2005
I am a fifth grade student at this St.Thomas More School. The teachers help the students with their needs and weaknesses. they have sports teams such as track, baseball, basketball, volleyball, and soccer which is open for 6th-8th and track open for 5th-8th. I really would recommend this school.

- submitted by a student
September 29, 2004
St. Thomas More Parish School is a wonderful environnment for children to grow and learn. My children have attended this school for over 3 years and I am very satisfied. I strongly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
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St Thomas More Parish School
5927 Wigton Drive, Houston, TX  77096
(713) 729-3434
Last modified St Thomas More Parish School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St Thomas More Parish School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 66 reviews. Top