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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


Diocesan Secondary School Project

Please find the Diocesan Secondary School Project letter under QUICK LINKS to view and print. We encourage all of our St. Thomas School families to read this letter and use the link to complete the survey regarding the new high school. Thank you in advance for your participation in this survey!

St Thomas School Registration

We are currently accepting registrations for our 3 and 4 year old preschool program for the 2015-2016 school year. If you would like a tour of our school or would like registration information, we invite you to call our school office at 739-4131. We are also accepting registrations for kindergarten through grade eight. Thank you for your interest in St. Thomas the Apostle School.

May Newsletter and Calendar

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


We are happy to announce that we will be having our summer programs once again at St. Thomas! We are still accepting registrations for the Preschool - Grade 3 programs. Please call the school office for a registration form.


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





Grades 4-5 8:30-9:45
Grades 6-7 9:50-11:05
Preschool-Grade 1 8:30-9:45
Grades 2-3 9:50-11:05
We are looking forward to bright sunny days for our upcoming field days!

St. Thomas the Apostle School West Springfield, MA 01089 413-739-4131
Last Modified: Tuesday, May. 26, 2015