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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 School join with our families in preparing our hearts, our minds and our homes for the celebration of the birth of our Savior Jesus at Christmas. We wish you all many blessings during this holy season of Advent.


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 attend our Open House on Sunday, February 8 from 1:00-2:30PM.
Registrations will also be accepted for Kindergarten through Grade 8. Please call the school office if you have any questions. You can find additional registration information under QUICK LINKS.

December Newsletter and Calendar

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


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




Christmas Pageant - Wednesday, December 17

Our Christmas Pageant to include students in grades kindergarten through grade eight will take place on Wednesday, December 17 at 12:30 PM in the Church. All are welcome to attend. The snow date will be Monday, December 22.

Preschool Christmas Pageant - Friday, December 19

Our preschool Christmas Pageant will take place on Friday, December 19 at 9:00 AM in the school auditorium. All are welcome to attend. The snow date will be Monday, December 22.

St. Thomas the Apostle School West Springfield, MA 01089 413-739-4131
Last Modified: Monday, Dec. 15, 2014