Saint Thomas More Catholic School

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Saint Thomas More is an excellent academic Catholic school enrolling approximately 472 students in kindergarten through eighth grade.
We are the only elementary Catholic school in the Jesuit tradition in Atlanta. The Jesuits are members of the Society of Jesus, a Roman Catholic international religious order of men founded by St. Ignatius of Loyola in 1540.
Saint Thomas More Catholic School is an important ministry of St. Thomas More parish and focuses on educating students within the tenets of Jesuit traditions and Ignatian spirituality. These traditions include academic excellence, critical thinking, social action, and the development of moral character and the presupposition of goodness in others. The hallmark of Jesuit education is its focus on educating the whole child: mind, body and spirit.
Saint Thomas More (STM) Catholic School was founded in 1950 in Decatur, Georgia. We are celebrating our 70th anniversary!

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Atlanta Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1950
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2016

Student Body

Total Students485 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Saint Thomas More Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
55%
Average Class Size27 students
Advanced Coursesn/a
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 19 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$8,551
Tuition NotesCatholic tuition = $8,551 Non Catholic tuition = $11,767
% on Financial Aid
28%
Average Financial Aid Grant$3,678
Admissions DirectorEileen Killeen Maron
Admissions AssociateHeather McElroy

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Martial Arts, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Martial ArtsSoccer,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.16 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Academic Bowl Team, Boy and Girl Scouts Troops, cheer club, Chess Club, Color Guard, Girls on the Run Program., Martial Arts Club, MATHCOUNTS Team, Origami, Spiritual Leadership Team, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Band Chorus, Guitar and Ukulele Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Basketball Team, Soccer, Volleyball Team

School Notes

  • At Saint Thomas More Catholic School, our students experience academic excellence, joyful learning, and abundant faith.  At our National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, our Kindergarten through 8th grade students achieve exceptional academic achievement through a challenging curriculum. 
  • We joyfully embody, teach and share the signature spirituality of the Jesuits by "finding God in all things," and actively seek to serve others for the greater good.
  • We provide an integrated approach that brings together faith and reason, wisdom and knowledge, science, and technology, as well as creativity in learning. We seek to develop people committed to love God and one another, to seek the truth, to continue learning, and to develop their faith, skills, and talents.
  • We are a community, in partnership with families and our parish, where each person is valued and respected. Together, our students, parents and faculty form a diverse community we call our "STM family." 

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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We joined the STM Community in July 2019 due to its nice reputation and size. Since then, our expectations are exceeded regularly and we are so happy about our decision. Our daughters assimilated quickly and effectively into the primary school and truly look forward to going to school [almost] every day; they're learning and having fun doing it. The other families are incredibly welcoming, warm, and generous with their time-and we've already made some great new friends. The staff and faculty offer a wide range of diverse experience and backgrounds, and are led by a kind, yet fair Principal. This is evident in their focused and operative response to the pandemic, inclusive of the daily welcoming (and temp checks) by faculty at drop off and organized send off at pick up. The teachers are passionate about their jobs and the students and engage collaboratively with parents. The school disrupts any opportunity for monotony with regular spirit days, celebrations, and other activities. One of the best elements of the community is the down-to-earth nature and proclivity for authenticity; we haven`t experienced any ulterior or self-seeking agendas. We highly recommend this school to any prospective families.
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STM is a school that provides challenging academics in a nurturing environment. It is a supportive community. The children are taught to be responsible for themselves. I find the students joyful and adept at public speaking; which I find to be an important skill as they move on to high school.
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