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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


April Newsletter and Calendar

Please find our April 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! Please find our 2015 Summer Program flyer under 'Quick Links'.
We are now offering a new summer program for students going into grades 4-8 in September 2015. It is the Junior Achievement 'Biz' Camp. Please find information and registration form under Quick Links-Summer Programs 2015.
Registrations for all summer programs must be in by Friday, April 17!


Our 20th annual St. Thomas the Apostle Golf Tournament and Auction is fast approaching. We encourage you to join us at the tournament! Even if you don't golf we invite you to come for the dinner and raffles/auctions! Please find our new sponsorship information and golf registration form under 'Quick Links'.

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




Diocesan Meeting on Regional High School

The Diocese of Springfield cordially invites all parents who are interested in the new Regional High School to attend an informational evening on Tuesday, April 28 at 7:00 PM here at St. Thomas the Apostle School. All are invited to attend. There will be a question and answer period.


GRANDPARENT'S MORNING is "right around the corner"! We look forward to seeing our grandparents on Tuesday, April 14.


Please join us on Friday, May 1 at 7:00 PM for our wonderful drama club production! Dessert will be served at intermission. Tickets are $10.00 each and $5.00 for children under 18. Tickets must be purchased in advance-ticket information has been sent home. Unfortunately, tickets will not be sold at the door.


We invite all of our families and friends to our annual May Crowning on Thursday, May 7 at 9:30AM in the church.


The 20th annual St. Thomas the Apostle School Golf Tournament and Auction! Friday, May 8 at Oak Ridge Golf Club

St. Thomas the Apostle School West Springfield, MA 01089 413-739-4131
Last Modified: Friday, Apr. 17, 2015