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Our Mission

The mission of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School community is to nurture each child from preschool to grade eight in a peaceful, faith centered learning environment with a foundation in gospel values. Academic excellence, character development, and commitment to service challenge students to reach their full potential in an ever changing world.

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Welcome to St. Thomas the Apostle School! It is with great enthusiasm that I introduce you to our school community.

Since 1932, this educational facility has been staffed by Sisters of St. Joseph and many very dedicated lay teachers. It possesses a rich and vibrant tradition where thousands of students have received a solid academic background and deep appreciation for the teachings of our Catholic faith. So many graduates of our school have made remarkable contributions to society in every walk of life.

We view our commitment to Catholic education as a service to the Church, to the children and to our parents. Since parents are the first and primary educators of their children, our role is one of supplementing what is given to the child at home. We strive to maintain a strong partnership between the home and school.

St. Thomas, accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, houses twenty classrooms, a state-of-the-art science lab, a modern fully automated library, technology lab and recently refurbished gymnasium/cafeteria. Our facility also is air-conditioned. We are blessed in so many ways!

We welcome you to browse through our web site, to meet our teachers and to catch some of the spirit which we enjoy each and every day. We would be delighted to have you as a part of our St. Thomas family.
Sr. Patty Hottin, SSJ



We are happy to announce that we will be having our summer programs once again at St. Thomas! Please find our 2015 Summer Program flyer under 'Quick Links'.

March Newsletter and Calendar

Please find our March newsletter and calendar under Quick Links to view and print!

Lent Begins

The Holy Season of Lent begins on Wednesday, February 18.
Easter Sunday, the resurrection of our Lord, is on April 5. We invite all of our families to attend the Living Stations of the Cross, as prayed by students of St. Thomas the Apostle School, on Monday, March 30 at 7:00 PM in the church or on Wednesday, April 1 during the school day at 12:30 PM in the church.


We will take orders for our wonderful St. Thomas School Memory Book until Thursday, March 5. The cost of the Memory Book is $28.00.

St Thomas School Registration

We were delighted to meet and greet many new families at our Open House on Sunday, February 8. If you missed our Open House and would like to have a tour of our school, or register you child, please email the school at or call the school office at 739-4131.


You can now follow us on Twitter @ StThomasWS1. If you do not have a Twitter account you can follow our feed by logging onto the parish website




Memory Books!

We will take orders for our school Memory Book until Thursday, March 5.

Dress for Charity Friday, March 6

We will be Dressing for Charity on Friday, March 6 for the Sisters of St. Joseph Outreach Ministries. We thank you in advance for your generosity.


GRANDPARENT'S MORNING has been postponed until the Spring! The new date for Grandparent Morning will be Tuesday, April 14!

St. Thomas the Apostle School West Springfield, MA 01089 413-739-4131
Last Modified: Tuesday, Mar. 03, 2015