The community of St. Thomas Episcopal School believes in teaching its children how to live lives of excellence. Parents and faculty work closely to provide the experiences and the guidance students need in order to understand their world. We believe all our students possess individual strengths that make the collective group complete. Above all, we seek to share with them God's love and to develop life-long habits of praise to Him.
St. Thomas teachers understand the need to develop the whole child. We offer a challenging academic curriculum that prepares our students for success in later grades. The faculty stresses developmental readiness at every level. We also teach organizational and study skills that set our students apart. St. Thomas offers enrichment classes in Spanish, computer, art, music, and daily physical education that broaden the students' experiences. Our students also enjoy the benefits of learning outside the confines of the classroom by going on several field trips a year as well as by utilizing the school's outdoor resources. Students and parents alike even have the opportunity to enroll in a variety of classes as part of the after school enrichment program. In addition to the academic program, students also learn how to keep a daily planner, manage time, and study in ways that are effective for them.
Besides academic training, the students of St. Thomas also gain spiritual awareness through daily chapel, Bible lessons, and service opportunities. We adhere to the Episcopal Church's tradition of seeking to understand others in order to live in harmony with them and to demonstrate God?s love for them in a nonjudgmental manner. We study the core values by which we live each day as we seek to make them part of who we want to become.
Part of the development program at St. Thomas includes helping our students understand their roles in the world around them. We encourage planned giving opportunities through the Matthew 25 program as well as through others that may arise. We teach the importance of showing simple acts of kindness, such as holding doors open or sharing the sidewalk, as a way of respecting others. We expect our students to demonstrate excellent manners and to take pride in their school by keeping it clean.
Living lives of excellence means we address the developmental needs of our students. It also means we pay attention to the small details that set our students apart. Above all, it means we make every effort to help the children in our care know the love that their Savior has for them.
St. Thomas Core Values
Commitment to Christ
In all we are and do we will seek first to honor God as made known by Jesus Christ.
Honesty and Integrity
We seek to speak and act in accordance with the truth.
We seek to live up to the highest potential each one has been given.
We seek to welcome and include all the people into our community.
We seek to treat each other as God treats us.
We seek to use our gifts for the beautification and betterment of all.