St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School

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 PK4 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  Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2010

Student Body

Total Students 432 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School Student 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:

  • ***Kindergarten screening is mandatory ***  All Students entering Grades 1-8 must take an entrance exam.  Testing is administered at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School.  Current health records and cumulative education records including all special education material and teacher evaluations must be forwarded to the school office as soon as possible.  No student acceptance is complete until all required information is submitted to the school.  The Registration fee in NOT-REFUNDABLE and is not applied to tuition. St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School admits students of any race, color and national or ethnic origin.

Profile last updated: 07/20/2015

Nearby Private 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)
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  • Fairfield
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    0.6 miles
    148 Beach Road
    Fairfield, CT 06824
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    Grades: 1-9 | 105 students
    1.2 miles
    214 Main Street
    Southport, CT 06890
  • Southport
    Giant Steps Connecticut
    Special Education School
    Grades: PK-12 | 34 students
    1.3 miles
    309 Barberry Rd
    Southport, CT 06890
  • Fairfield
    Fairfield College Preparatory
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 904 students
    1.4 miles
    1073 N Benson Rd
    Fairfield, CT 06824
  • Bridgeport
    St. Ann Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 222 students
    2.2 miles
    521 Brewster St
    Bridgeport, CT 06605

School Reviews

Hands down the best elementary and middle school in Fairfield. My children all attended and were exceedingly well prepared for high school. The principal inspires, educates and directs. She had a personal relationship with every child in the school and is dedicated to each and every one of them doing their best personally and academically. My husband and I feel that giving our children the gift of attending St Thomas was one of the best gifts we could have ever given our children.
- Posted by Parent, 06/22/15
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, 03/27/13
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, 12/11/12

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