St. Thomas The Apostle School

St. Thomas The Apostle School Photo #1 - The philosophy of St. Thomas the Apostle School states that the education of a child is best supported with active cooperation between parents and school. As a school community, we recognize parents as the child’s primary educators.
  • St. Thomas the Apostle School recognizes the worth and dignity of each individual as a child of God.
  • Through daily examples, we guide all students to their fullest potential and create an atmosphere that encourages each child to grow spiritually, socially, emotionally and physically.
  • The goals of St. Thomas the Apostle School are to provide religious instruction that enables students to integrate truth and values into contemporary human life; to provide students with academic skills that they may make good citizens who make responsible decisions in a rapidly changing society.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other school association(s)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1956

Student Body

Total Students212 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade St. Thomas The Apostle School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size20 students
Advanced CoursesAlgebra, Latin, Living Environment/Biology, Spanish
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(School Uniform for K-Grade 8- Khaki pants or skorts & shirts with logos; Jumpers for K-4)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,450
Tuition NotesFinancial aid available for qualified families.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,550
Admissions DirectorJennifer Murphy


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
SoccerTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.19 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Academic Challenge Bowl, American Girl Club, Art Club, Band, Basketball Club, CYO Basketball, Dance, Drama, Future City, Graphic Design, Hiking Club, Homework Club, LEGO Club, Liturgy Choir, Photography Club, Running Club, Soccer, Student Ambassadors, Yearbook

School Notes

  • A tour of the school with the Director of Enrollment is required for all families, Preschool - Grade 8.  An interview with the family is required by the principal and the student will be required to attend a shadow day for any family wishing to transfer a student in K-Gr. 8 to St. Thomas the Apostle School. Submission of an application and the non-refundable application fee does not guarantee acceptance.  A family`s entire application including, but not limited to, the academic and social needs of the individual and class, the families commitment to Catholic School education, and the enrollment of siblings at St. Thomas the Apostle School or other schools will be taken into consideration when determining acceptance. Upon acceptance, families will be required to sign a letter of intent to enroll and pay a non-refundable down payment to secure placement
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    Grades: PK-K | 74 students
    2.2 miles
    340 Whitehall Rd
    Albany, NY 12208
    (518) 689-0039
    2.2 PK-K
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    Grades: PK-8 | 542 students
    6.3 miles
    75 Upper Loudon Rd
    Albany, NY 12211
    (518) 465-4539
    6.3 PK-8
  • Windsor
    Grades: PK-K | 46 students
    77.1 miles
    1045 Day Hill Rd
    Windsor, CT 06095
    (860) 688-6681
    77.1 PK-K

School Reviews

We moved my daughter from a neighboring preschool to St Thomas for her Pre K 4 year - so happy we did! Her confidence and courage grew in the St Thomas community. We were so impressed that we moved my older son from public school to Grade 2. The teachers make sure they exceed their potential in academics, community and faith.
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