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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

Happy April! Please find the April Newsletter and Calendar to view and print under Quick Links. You will also find our monthly school lunch menu for the month under Quick Links.

St. Thomas the Apostle School Annual Golf Tournament

We are happy to announce that our annual St. Thomas the Apostle School Golf Tournament is in honor of the Hannoush Family. The tournament will be held on Friday, May 9, 2014 at Oak Ridge Golf Club. All are welcome to golf and or come to the dinner for a night of excitement and fun. Please find the golf registration form under Quick Links. If you would like more information please call the school office at 739-4131. Thank you!


We are now taking registrations for our Summer Adventures Program for students entering our 4 year old preschool program through grade 7. Each week will offer new and exciting experiences! Last years programs were exciting and educational, this year we offer all new experiences, you won't want to miss out on the fun! Please find the registration forms under Quick Links.


Our annual Open House and Registration for prospective families was very successful! We had the opportunity to meet and greet many wonderful families!
If you missed our Open House, we welcome you to call the school and make an appointment for a tour of our school. We also would be very happy to mail you our registration information.
Children must be 2.9 years of age by September 1 for the 3 year old program, 4 years of age by September 1 for the 4 year old program and 5 years of age by September 1 for the kindergarten program.
New families with children in all other grades are also welcome to register.
After School Extended Care for preschool thru grade 8 is available throughout the school year.
You may make arrangements to register by calling the school office at 739-4131 or you may e-mail the school office



The St. Thomas School Drama Club is proud to present: SNEW WHITE and THE KNIGHTS OF THE RAD TABLE! Please join us on Friday, May 2, 2014 at 7:00PM in the gym. Ticket flyers have gone home with your children. Please call the school office for more information.


Our 19th Annual Golf Tournament and Auction is less than a month away. We hope to see many of our St. Thomas School families and friends on Friday, May 9 at Oak Ridge Golf Club. Come as a golfer or come for dinner and a night of fun! Please find the golf and dinner registration form under QUICK LINKS.

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