Saint Thomas Choir School

  • Saint Thomas Choir School educates the boy choristers oftheSaint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys.
  • Boys in grades three through eight board seven days aweekduring the academic year with the third grade participating inafive-day boarding plan.
  • Boys are admitted from third grade through Christmas oftheirfifth grade year.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Religious AffiliationEpiscopal
Grades OfferedGrades 3-8
Year Founded1919
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeCo-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers9 teachers
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$15,000
Tuition NotesFull tuition is approx $15,000/year. Generous financial aid is available to qualifying families
% on Financial Aid
90%
Admissions DirectorLoraine Enlow
Admissions Associatesscott@choirschool.org

Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Swimming, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
SoccerSwimming,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

School Notes

  • St. Thomas Choir School inspires boys to invest the same zealintheir studies that they devote to their sacred music. Theunaffectedpursuit of excellence animates both endeavors,harmonizing in novelways as ideas and disciplines converse betweenthe two. A course ofstudy including English, Mathematics, Science,History, Languages(French and Latin), Music Theory, Visual Arts,Computers andTheology guides the development of faith and reasonin the pursuitof truth. A commitment to the essentials ofcommunication,computation, and rigorous thinking guards againstthe distractionsof fickle educational fashion. A dedicated facultyleads the boys indiscovery while encouraging practical habits ofthe mind for alifetime of growth. A young man graduates from St.Thomas with anexperience as rich as it is unique.

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The Saint Thomas Choir School (STCS) is an extremely unique place, with its only true "sister" school being the Westminster Abbey Choir School in London. I graduated from the school in 1981 and also had the pleasure of being a parent of a student at the school as well. My son graduated in 2013 and recently graduated from high school. This Fall he is entering the Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. The STCS is very different today than it was when I graduated thirty-six years ago. It has adapted with the times and become a much more welcoming environment for families of students. The school, under the leadership of its headmaster, Rev. Charles Wallace, continues to thrive, even in the face of significant challenges in recent years. The choir director, Daniel Hyde, is settling in quite well, having taken the reins after the sudden and unexpected death of the former director, John Scott. The continuity of the school, which celebrates its 100th year in 2019, is a testament to the strength of the leadership and the enduring value that the school offers its students.As a board member of the school`s Alumni Association, I continue to be strongly impressed by this wonderful school even now, forty years after starting as a young chorister and student. I welcome any interested parent of a prospective student to contact me directly regarding STCS. As both an active alumnus and parent of a recent graduate, I can personally attest to the value of this school. Feel free to contact me directly at newsomechad@yahoo.com. We have a saying about the Choir School, one which transcends any particular period in which you, or your child, attend the school. More important than any one person, it is simply stated that the school offers an The Opportunity of a Lifetime. Just as my wife and I did for our son, I would encourage you to look into this special place for your son.Chad Newsome, Class of 1981Parent of 2013 graduate
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