St. Thomas More Catholic School

920 Carmichael St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-0275
Tel: (919)929-1546
Grades: PK-8 | 449 students
St. Thomas More Catholic School's mission is to provide an education for each child in a God-centered environment.
The principles of Catholic Christianity are the basis of our existence. Students should be respected as individuals who learn differently. Teachers' reasonable expectations guide students toward developing responsibility, self-discipline, creativity, and compassion. Students learn to value the ministry of community service. Education encourages teachers and students to be life-long learners.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported as per assessment and parent meeting
Year Founded 1964

Student Body

Total Students 449 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade St. Thomas More Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 22 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(See downloadable parent/student agreement for uniform details)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $7,450
Tuition Notes higher tuition for non-parish families, lower tuition for PreK and 3 year old program.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Beth Ferrel
Admissions Associate Linda Raymond


Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryGolf,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. band, battle of the books, chess, chorus band, chess, chorus, battle of the books,

School Notes:

  • Students must have positive recommendations from sending school, and work at or near grade level in all subject areas. Any exceptions to that will fall under an accommodations review to determine the best match between a student's special needs and the capacity of our resources.

Profile last updated: 01/19/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill (5.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Artgarden Montessori School (2.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Chapel Hill KinderCare (2.1 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chapel Hill
    Chapel Hill KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    2.1 miles
    210 South Elliot Rd.
    Chapel Hill, NC 27514
  • Chapel Hill
    Grades: PK-KG | 20 students
    2.3 miles
    1603 E Franklin St
    Chapel Hill, NC 27514
  • Durham
    Grades: PK-8 | 250 students
    2.9 miles
    4512 Pope Road
    Durham, NC 27707
  • Durham
    Grades: PK-8 | 16 students
    4 miles
    4124 Farrington Rd
    Durham, NC 27707
  • Durham
    Grades: K-1 | 28 students
    4.4 miles
    6701 Garrett Road
    Durham, NC 27707

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The average private school tuition in North Carolina is $7,634 for elementary schools and $9,259 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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