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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



The faculty and staff of St. Thomas the Apostle School wish all a very safe and fun-filled summer. May your family experience many of God's blessings throughout the summer months. The school office will be open during the summer if you need us. We will see you again on Wednesday, August 31!

St. Thomas School Welcomes New Families

Thank you for your interest in St. Thomas the Apostle School. We provide challenging academics in an environment that is safe, nurturing and peaceful. Students also have access to a wonderful After School Extended Care Program that complements St. Thomas School's mission.
Please find our 2016-2017 tuition and registration information under 'Quick Links'. If you would like us to mail you a registration package or would like to schedule a tour, we invite you to call the school office at 739-4131. You are also welcome to email our school secretary at
Thank you.

June Newsletter and Calendar

Greetings! Please find the June newsletter and calendar to view and print under 'Quick Links'.


You don't want to miss out on our great summer programs! This year we are offering -
EXPLORING THROUGH READING AND WRITING for our students entering grades 1, 2, 3, and 4 in September 2016.
The children will be exploring creative literacy experiences which includes writing 'Readers Theater' and artistic expression. There will also be exercise and fun summer activities.
EARLY ADVENTURES for children entering our 4 year old preschool and kindergarten in September 2016. This will be learning at its best through drama, art, exercise and fun summer activities.
Both programs will run the weeks of July 11- July 15 and
July 18 - July 22.
Please call the office for the registration information.

Important Dates-End of School Year

Friday, June 10 Grade 8 Graduation Mass at 7:00PM
Wednesday, June 15 Last Day for the After School Program
Wednesday, June 15 Last Day for Preschool
Wednesday, June 15 Last Day for Kindergarten
Friday, June 17 Last Day of School for students in grades 1-7



Monday, June 6

Field Day for Preschool - Grade 1

Tuesday, June 7

Field Day for Grades 2,3,4

Wednesday, June 8

Field Day for Grades 5,6,7

Friday, June 10

Grade 8 Graduation Breakfast 8:00AM
Grade 8 Graduation Mass at 7:00PM

Wednesday, June 15

Last Day for Kindergarten-Closing Celebration 9:30AM in the Church
Last Day for Preschool-Dismissal at 10:30AM
Last Day for the After School Program

Friday, June 17

Closing Mass at 12:30PM All Are Welcome

St. Thomas the Apostle School West Springfield, MA 01089 413-739-4131
Last Modified: Wednesday, Jun. 01, 2016