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god’s children in extraordinary variety

Mission & Root Beliefs – Philosphy & Vision

Mission Statement

The mission of the St. Thomas the Apostle School community is to lead, challenge and encourage God’s Children in Extraordinary Variety as they grow in faith, knowledge, and commitment to service.

Root Beliefs of St. Thomas the Apostle School

Faith Is Our Foundation

What Makes Us Different Makes Us Great

Learning Is Exercise

Every Minute Matters

Challenges Are Opportunities

We Are A Family


 

Philosophy

St. Thomas the Apostle School believes that childhood is the most critical period for the development of attitudes, habits, capabilities, and skills, and that the curriculum encompasses all that a child experiences in his life at school.

The purpose of the school is to create a faith-filled environment. The pastor, principal, staff, teachers, parents, and other community members lay the foundation for a love of learning, instill a sense of personal worth and respect for others, and develop critical thinking skills so that our children can grow to be responsible and practicing citizens. We endeavor to develop a community of learners where respect, collaboration and excitement for learning prevail.  Quality Catholic education is provided for students in preschool through eighth grade in a caring and family atmosphere.

The main components of the educational program are:

  • Embracing a faith to be lived within a believing community.
  • Developing Christian attitudes and habits as a contributing and supporting member of a diverse community
  • Acquiring essential knowledge, skills and techniques with the stimulus of practical application.
  • Integrating technology skills and applications.
  • Encouraging creativity and self-expression.
  • Promoting each student’s personal academic, artistic, and athletic gifts and talents.
  • Nurturing each child to help balance their physical, intellectual, social, emotional and ethical development as a whole person.
  • Promoting leadership as a service to others.

Vision

St. Thomas the Apostle School is a center of academic excellence where students’ spiritual, moral and character development is nurtured.  Students are educated in a supportive learning community that demands their best each and every day.

St. Thomas the Apostle School provides a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum grounded in the Catholic faith and Christian values.

Partnering with parents and the entire St. Thomas the Apostle Parish community, enhances our distinctive curriculum that is focused on preparing students to succeed as life-long learners with 21st century skills.  All are committed to working together to ensure that each student understands what it means to live their faith and use their talents as responsible citizens in stewardship to others and the world.

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