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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 School Registration for 2016-2017

The St. Thomas School faculty and staff were happy to meet and welcome many new families at our Open House on January 31. If your family was not able to attend the Open House, please call the school and we will be very happy to give you a tour of our school. If you wish to register your child you must provide a copy of your child's birth certificate and baptismal certificate (if your child was baptized). A $100 registration fee is required which will be applied to your child's tuition. Children must be 2.9 years of age by September 1 for the three year old program, 4 years of age by September 1 for the four year old program and 5 years of age by September 1 for the kindergarten program. We are still accepting new families with children in all other grades. You will need to provide a copy of your child's latest report card, Standardized Test scores or MCAS scores, to be retained by the school. After school extended care for preschool thru grade 8 is available throughout the school year. Please call the school at 739-4131 if you have any questions. You may also email our school secretary at
Please find the 2016-2017 tuition information under 'QUICK LINKS'.
THANK YOU for your interest in St. Thomas the Apostle School.

February Newsletter and Calendar

Greetings! Please find the February newsletter and calendar to view and print under 'Quick Links'.

St Thomas School 2015-2106 Master Calendar

Please find our 2015-2016 Master Calendar to view and print under Quick Links. This calendar has also been sent home in your child's backpack.




Wednesday, February 10

The holy season of Lent begins. The students will be attending the Ash Wednesday School Liturgy at 9:00AM.


February vacation is the week of February 15-19. Enjoy!

St. Thomas the Apostle School West Springfield, MA 01089 413-739-4131
Last Modified: Tuesday, Feb. 09, 2016