St. Thomas's Day School

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious AffiliationEpiscopal
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Year Founded1956

Student Body

Total Students122 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeSt. Thomas's Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size18 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(School Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 4 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$23,155
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$11,500
Admissions DirectorKatie Patterson


Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBasketball, SoccerBasketballSoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Extended Day Program, Robotics Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Blue Stars Choir, Orchestra

School Notes

  • St. Thomas`s Day School  is a nurturing, and diverse learning community that is rooted in academic excellence and characater education. St. Thomas's has a strong sense of community that is inclusive and focuses on social justice, global awareness and religious literacy. St. Thomas's also celebrates childhood in an environment that encourages curiosity, playfulness and creativity on a daily basis.
  • The dedicated faculty and staff engage the students in a dynamic and experiential learning environment where each individual student is known, challenged, and supported. St. Thomas's students are exposed to a broad range of experiences that extend well beyond the classroom walls. In addition to the core subjects, St. Thomas`s is a lively place where music, art, science, drama, computer, Spanish and extensive field trips make every day a rich learning experience.
  • St. Thomas's works to develop strong leadership skills for all students, especially our sixth graders. A few responsibilities include giving campus tours, acting as student chaplain at the all school chapel or being a teachers helper each morning for younger grade levels. Our students grow over the course of their time at St. Thomas`s and benefit greatly from our unwavering dedication to teaching empathy, compassion, respect and inclusivity. These teachings are woven into the fabric of our curriculum, discussions and activities. This is a remarkable trait you will see in a St. Thomas`s student and graduate. 
  • St. Thomas`s students are sought after at a variety of independent secondary schools because they are well-prepared academically, socially and are well-rounded citizens of high character. Students who attend St.Thomas`s during their elementary school years develop lifelong values, friendships, a strong academic foundation, with a curiosity for learning that will benefit them throughout their lives. 

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
St Thomas's Day School is an incredibly special place! We are thrilled to have our two children currently enrolled at the school, and we plan to send our youngest child as well. We are confident that our children are receiving an outstanding education and are learning the importance of having a strong moral and ethical compass. 'Make the world a better place, and let it begin with me' are the words that the children recite each morning in chapel. This phrase reflects the overall culture and one of the missions of the school. We are an interfaith family so the chapel piece of each day initially was a concern for us, but we now appreciate that morning chapel is one of the best daily components of the school day. Our children have learned about all religions, faiths and beliefs. They have learned there is something greater than themselves, and they have a genuine sense of wanting to give back to the world around them. It's been amazing to witness the power of daily chapel in so many different ways! To us, the school feels like an extension of our family. Our children are nurtured and supported in all that they do. As parents, we feel included and nurtured as well. The head of school and teachers are easily accessible to us and always listen with kindness. The teachers are deeply knowledgeable and have a sincere passion for what they do. They are creative, flexible, and dedicated to their students and families. The school has embraced our parental efforts to be actively involved in the education and school life of our children. In kindergarten and grade 1, our children thrived in a play-based learning environment. Play is encouraged and our children have generous recess time every day and physical education class 2-3 times each week. We believe in the power of free play, time on the playground and routine recess time - these activities promote physical activity, social skills, creativity, flexibility and adaptation to name a few. Our children have benefited from the school-wide sense of high expectations in developing a personal feeling of ability and esteem. We could go on and on so suffice it to say that we are overwhelmingly happy at St Thomas's Day School. The school has exceeded our expectations, and we are immensely grateful.
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St. Thomas is a special place, you here that over and over again. It is a warm, welcoming and diverse community. The education is individualized, progressive and joyful. My kids miss school when they are on break. St. T's also teaches kids to be kind and to be part of a community. It is the small school with the BIG heart. We are so happy with our decision to send our two daughters here.
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St. Thomas's is a special place! There is no other school comparable in the area. Every child knows each other in the school and they care for one another as well. St. Thomas's is a welcoming community and all the families are really kind and down to earth. Every teacher at this school truly cares about the students and their families. My girls are well prepared to move onto the challenges of middle school academics and socially.
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Both our children attended St. Thomas's from kindergarten through 6th grade and both children thrived at the school evolving into lifelong learners who deeply respect others. These valuable lessons were taught at St. Thomas's on a daily basis whether in chapel, the classroom or on the playground. The intimacy of the school is unparalleled- it truly is like a family where every teacher, administrator and the school head know and love your child. And now that our children are both high school and college students, we continue to see the benefits of their formative years at St. Thomas's. Both children are enthusiastic students at top schools but most importantly they are caring, open minding loving human beings and St. Thomas's Day School had much to do with this wonderful outcome!
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A life-changing and life-shaping school for my three children. Cannot think of a better place.
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The best thing about moving to New Haven from Boston was St. Thomas. It's a wonderful school. It doesn't just give kids a great education, but teaches them to be part of a community. High school teachers in the area told us when we were deciding that St. Thomas kids are special because they're both well prepared and kind. Raising smart kids and good kids mattered to us, and that's what St. Thomas delivered. Our daughter, now at Hopkins, is thriving.
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