St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School

1719 Post Road,
Fairfield, CT, 06824-0643
Tel: (203)255-0556
Grades: PK - 8 | 432 students
Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic School is a Catholic Elementary School of the Diocese of Bridgeport and located in the heart of historic Fairfield, Connecticut.
Founded in 1921 we have formed the hearts and educated the minds of thousands of children in grades PK 3 to Eighth Grade.
Our mission is to provide children with academic excellence, in a faith-filled, Catholic environment and to encourage children to reach their full potential by becoming lifelong learners.
By our words and by our example, we teach our students to model Christ's message of Love.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1921
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2010

Student Body

Total Students 432 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 5%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $5,795
Tuition Notes Reduced tuition for additional children in the same family.
Admissions Director Barbara Turner


Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, SwimmingBasketballBowling,
Cross CountrySwimming,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Alter Serving, Boy's and Girl's Scouting, Human Relations Club, National Junior Honor Society, School Chior, School Newspaper, Student Council, chess club Alter Serving, School Chior, chess club, Boy's and Girl's Scouting,
Human Relations Club,
National Junior Honor Society,
School Newspaper,
Student Council,

School Notes:

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Giant Steps Connecticut (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Great Beginnings Montessori School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Great Beginnings Montessori School (0.6 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  |Preschools Preschools  |Public Schools Public Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Fairfield Great Beginnings Montessori School
    Montessori School
    148 Beach Road
    Fairfield , CT , 06824
    Montessori School
    0.6  mi  |  87  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Southport Eagle Hill - Southport
    Special Program Emphasis
    214 Main Street
    Southport , CT , 06890
    Special Program Emphasis
    1.2  mi  |  105  students  |  Gr.  1-9
  • Southport
    Giant Steps Connecticut
    Special Education School
    309 Barberry Rd
    Southport , CT , 06890
    Special Education School
    1.3  mi  |  38  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Fairfield Fairfield College Preparatory
    All-boys  (Roman Catholic)
    1073 N Benson Rd
    Fairfield , CT , 06824
    All-boys  (Roman Catholic)
    1.4  mi  |  904  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Bridgeport St. Ann Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    521 Brewster St
    Bridgeport , CT , 06605
    (Roman Catholic)
    2.2  mi  |  222  students  |  Gr.  PK-8

School Reviews

  • Recommended March 27, 2013 - I agree -- Ms Brady is FANTASTIC and incredibly engaged in all aspects of the school. If there is a problem, she gets right on it and solves it. The teachers are fantastic, my child likes them all. They take special interest in her progress (all the students from what I can tell) and offer extra help after school on a regular basis. I do wish there was a music/instrumental component (like orchestra and band instruction) plus more extra curricular however I will take academic excellence over activities any time. Also --- the younger you start at this school, the better as the older kids are harder to mesh with if you are not there from the beginning. We feel that St. Thomas has really motivated our child to strive for good grades. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended December 11, 2012 - This school is truly amazing! The principal is strict, but very supportive of her students. The students attend Mass at least twice a month and are fully enriched in their faith. The teachers, such Mrs. Greenfield (7th and 8th grade English) have a solid teaching background and all have a great love for the subject that they are teaching as well as the students that they teach. The kindergarteners are all paired up with an eight grade student who teach them about God and our Catholic faith. The chess team is the best in Fairfield County and three of the four JV/Varsity basketball teams made it to Regionals last year in New Hampshire. The Cross Country team has a GREAT coach as well and the swimming team meets weekly after school where they swim at the Fairfield YMCA. However... I do warn you that the middle school students sometimes receive up to six hours of homework a night. The teachers make sure that the students take their subjects seriously and straight As is not an easy feat. The children are all ready for high school by the time they graduate and many say that high school is half the amount of work that they receive at St. Thomas! Do Send You Children To St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School! It is an Amazing school! - Posted by Student/Alumni

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?         Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes    

 I give permission to post this review online for other visitors to read.

Area Statistics

Recent Articles
 Why Did You Select That School?
Why Did You Select That School?
"Because I heard it is a good school." That may well be, but there are some other factors in the private school selection process we need to consider.
Elements of a Successful YouTube Channel
Running a small to medium sized private school? Can't afford marketing staff and expensive marketing programs? Read on.
Getting Involved With Your Child's School
Getting involved with your child's school benefits both you and the school. It's a win-win for all concerned.
Request Information
I am a: Parent   Student  
Parent or guardian name:
First name:
Middle name:
Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
Male   Female  
Currently grade:
Seeking entry grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Public   Private   Parochial  
Applying for financial aid?:
Yes   No   Don't Know  

Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.


(enter "N/A" if not applicable)

Allow other schools to send me information. Share your information with all schools on our site and let them send you brochures.

Save this data and create your user profile. Create your own user account so you don't have to re-type your user data each time you request information.You'll also be able to track your information requests, get reminded of application dates, and more!