St. Thomas More Cathedral School

At St Thomas More Cathedral School, our mission is to nurture and fulfill the spiritual, academic, social, and emotional promise of each child in accordance with the teachings of Jesus Christ and his holy Church.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedTitle I; Reading Resource
Year Founded1941
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2006

Student Body

Total Students413 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade St. Thomas More Cathedral School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio17:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size20 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$6,500
Tuition Notes(1 child, Catholic, registered in a parish rate). Non-Catholic rate for one child = $8250.


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Tennis, Volleyball, Winter TrackBasketballCross Country,
Winter Track


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Sea Perch, Various Enrichment Programs offered 3x/year

Arts and Music Programs:
Band Program, Choir

School Notes

  • At St. Thomas More Cathedral School, we believe that learning begins in a safe, faith-filled, and nurturing environment with high spiritual and academic standards. We believe that learning is a cooperative experience involving self-motivation, self-discipline, peer assistance, teacher direction, and parish support. We believe that learning occurs most successfully in an atmosphere of acceptance that allows the students to question, to experiment, and to take risks in pursuit of spiritual and academic excellence. We believe that students have different learning styles, talents, and abilities, and that each should be challenged to excel. We believe that teachers should teach with the love, respect and patience that Jesus did. Our teachers establish clear and reasonable expectations that challenge each student to reach his or her potential. We believe that students need a place of structure and order, with schedules and procedures that foster success. We belive in recognizing the diversity of our school and community while training all students to understand and appreciate our unity in the teachings of the Catholic Church. We believe learning is a life-long endeavor bringing us closer to knowing, loving and serving God consistently, despite an ever-changing world.
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