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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



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.


We wish all of our Saint Thomas School families a very happy, healthy and safe summer. It will not be long until we all meet again on Wednesday, August 27 to begin another wonderful school year. We look forward to seeing all of our returning families, and happily welcome all the families that will be new to us!
May God's blessings be upon all.
Sr. Patty, Sr. Maureen and the entire faculty and staff!


Here at St. Thomas we are "winding down to wind back up"! How quickly this school year has gone! Please find our 2014-2015 School Calendar, 2014-2015 Dress Code/Uniform Information and After School Program and Registration for 2014-2015 under Quick Links.




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!


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: Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014