St. Thomas More Elementary School

8130 S California Ave
Chicago, IL 60652-0606
Tel: (773)434-4575
Grades: PK-8 | 236 students
At St Thomas More Elementary School, we believe that the role of education is to develop the total human person spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, physically and creatively.
This development can be fostered if each child is provided with scholastic and creative opportunities designed for his/her individual needs and talents.
Each child must be encouraged to think freely and reason independently, to achieve self-discipline, and to accept responsibility for his/her own learning insofar as he/she is able.
Our school is responding to the multicultural educational needs of all its students.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students 236 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade St. Thomas More Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is St Rita Of Cascia High School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Childrens Center (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Childrens Center (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chicago
    Childrens Center
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 50 students
    0.5 miles
    7956 S Western Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60620
  • Chicago
    Grades: K | 50 students
    0.5 miles
    8225 S Kedzie Ave 29
    Chicago, IL 60652
  • Chicago
    Grades: PK-K | 75 students
    0.5 miles
    8236 S Kedzie Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60652
  • Chicago
    The Learning Tree Pre-school
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 33 students
    0.5 miles
    8128 S. Kedzie Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60652
  • Chicago
    Grades: PK-KG | 20 students
    0.6 miles
    8440 S Kedzie Ave
    Chicago, IL 60652

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