St. Thomas The Apostle School

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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.
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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.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 212 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,450
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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St. Thomas The Apostle School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded
1956

Student Body

Total Students
212 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
3%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
St. Thomas The Apostle School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size
20 students
Advanced Courses
Algebra, Latin, Living Environment/Biology, Spanish
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(School Uniform for K-Grade 8- Khaki pants or skorts & shirts with logos; Jumpers for K-4)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Financial aid available for qualified families.
% on Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,550
Admissions Director
Jennifer Murphy

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

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

School Reviews

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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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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 212 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,450
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Albany County, NY is $6,721 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Albany County, NY is 82% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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