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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

LATEST NEWS

School Uniform Revision as of 8/28/14

There is a slight revision in our dress code for girls. Since it is so warm, white ankle socks may be worn until October 1. After October 1 - only white or navy knee socks may be worn.
Reminder - sneakers should be grey, black, brown or white - brightly colored or neon footwear is not acceptable.
 

August/September Newsletter and Calendar!

Please find our first newsletter for the 2014-2015 school year under Quick Links to view and print!
 

BUS STOPS FOR ST. THOMAS SCHOOL YEAR 2014-2015

Please find the correct 2014-2015 school bus stops for St. Thomas School under QUICK LINKS. This list is current as of 8/25/2014. The listing that was published in the West Springfield Record last week was incorrect.
If you have any questions, please contact the school office.
 

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER

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 www.stthomasparishwestspringfield.org
 

2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR INFORMATION

Welcome back to a new school year! Please find important information and forms for the 2014-2015 school year under Quick Links!
 

PRESCHOOL AT SAINT THOMAS

St. Thomas the Apostle School would like to partner with you in the early education of your child...consider our preschool program. If you are looking for early childhood education in a faith centered learning environment, we invite you to call the school office for more information at 739-4131.
Registrations are also being accepted for Kindergarten through Grade 8.
 

UPCOMING EVENTS!

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL-WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27

The faculty and staff of St. Thomas School are looking forward to welcoming all the children back to the first day of school on Wednesday, August 27!

OPENING SCHOOL LITURGY

Please join us for our opening school Mass on Wednesday, September 3, at 9:00 AM, in the church. All are welcome to attend as we pray together for God's blessings for the 2014-2015 school year.

St. Thomas the Apostle School West Springfield, MA 01089 413-739-4131
Last Modified: Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014