The Education Commission has suggested a limit of 30 students in a classroom for Grades 1-8. Classes may be expanded to accommodate 32 students to avoid breaking up a family. The kindergarten class is limited to 50 students; 25 per section. The Pre-K class is limited to 40 students, 20 per section. Pre-3 class is limited to 20 students per day.
Please Note: The first year a new transfer student attends St. Thomas School is a probationary year.
St. Thomas School admits students regardless of sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded to the students in the school.
Priority for Admission. Families who follow our application procedures and timeline will be admitted on the following priority basis:
- First priority for admission is given to children with siblings already attending St. Thomas School who are in good standing with the
- Second priority will be given to children of registered and participating members of St. Thomas Catholic Church.
- Third priority will be given to children of registered and participating members of other Catholic parishes.
- Fourth priority will be given to children of families who are non-registered/non-practicing Catholics.
- Fifth priority will be given to children of families from other religious denominations or faith backgrounds.
Kindergarten students must be five years of age by September 1 of the year they apply for admission. Pre-K students must be 4 years of age by September 1 of the year they apply for admission. Pre-3 students must be 3 years of age by September 1 of the year they apply for admission and potty-trained.
As part of the admission process, families agree to maintain a commitment to the mission, goals, and religious values of St. Thomas School through support of the policies outlined in the parent-student handbook. Students transferring to St. Thomas School from other schools will undergo a screening process to ensure that the student’s previous record and reason for transfer are consistent with St. Thomas School’s mission and goals. Transferring students must have a record free of major disciplinary incidents (e.g. suspension, expulsion, major infractions of school rules).
In addition, if the information gathered indicates that St. Thomas School does not have the educational program to best serve the academic, behavioral, or social/emotional needs of the student, the student will not be accepted for admission.