Mission & Philiosophy

We are a Pre-K through Grade 5 Roman Catholic elementary school which embraces many faiths, cultures and ethnic backgrounds. We foster academic growth, personal responsibility and respect for others as we guide children to become compassionate and active citizens in a global society.

St. Thomas the Apostle School puts faith in action to help the whole-child grow academically, spiritually, and socially. As a Catholic school, we guide students to understand Gospel values and demonstrate them in their relationships and service to others. We emphasize respect and fairness for all, caring for God’s creation, and living and working together for a just society.

We instill an appreciation for learning. Each grade-level has rigorous, age-appropriate standards established by the Archdiocese of Hartford. Instruction is differentiated to address the range of learning styles in each classroom community. Traditional and innovative lessons integrate technology, literature, and manipulatives to promote student engagement and growth.

We are called to live as family and community. All members of St. Thomas the Apostle are encouraged to participate in service to school, Church, and one another. Parents, teachers, and staff work together to help all students discover their unique talents and gifts.