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About STA: About Us
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It is my pleasure to welcome you to St. Thomas the Apostle School! Since 1886, our school has worked to lead, challenge, and encourage God’s Children in Extraordinary Variety to grow in faith, knowledge, and commitment to service. St. Thomas the Apostle School has been serving the Hyde Park community for over one hundred and thirty years. We are a faith-based school that prides itself on providing high-quality instruction and a sense of “home” for every child.

I feel this sense of home when I see the smiles on our students’ faces as they say “good morning” while entering school; when I talk with parents about the time and energy they put into their child’s education; when I hear teachers sharing stories about their favorite moments with students from the day; and when I see alumni return to visit and share about their high school experiences. Our whole community cares for each other and works together to ensure the students of St. Thomas the Apostle feel at home and grow spiritually, academically and emotionally.

I encourage families interested in being a part of the St. Thomas the Apostle School family or our alumni looking to reconnect with their alma mater to contact us. I invite you to take the time to learn more about our school and to schedule a visit to meet our faculty and students. I look forward to working with all members of the STA family this year!


Mr. Ken Koll

About STA: Our Philosophy


The mission of the St. Thomas the Apostle School community is to lead, challenge and encourage God's Children in Extraordinary Variety to grow in faith, knowledge and commitment to service.

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About STA: Our Mission
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St. Thomas the Apostle School is a center of academic excellence where students’ spiritual, moral and character development is nurtured. Students are educated in a supportive learning community that demands their best each and every day.

St. Thomas the Apostle School provides a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum grounded in the Catholic faith and Christian values.

Partnering with parents and the entire St. Thomas the Apostle Parish community, enhances our distinctive curriculum that is focused on preparing students to succeed as life-long learners with 21st century skills. All are committed to working together to ensure that each student understands what it means to live their faith and use their talents as responsible citizens in stewardship to others and the world.

About STA: Our Philosophy


Faith Is Our Foundation
What Makes Us Different Makes Us Great
Learning Is Exercise
Every Minute Matters
Challenges Are Opportunities
We Are A Family

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About STA: Our Philosophy
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St. Thomas the Apostle School believes that childhood is the most critical period for the development of attitudes, habits, capabilities, and skills, and that the curriculum encompasses all that a child experiences in his life at school.

The purpose of the school is to create a faith-filled environment. The pastor, principal, staff, teachers, parents, and other community members lay the foundation for a love of learning, instill a sense of personal worth and respect for others, and develop critical thinking skills so that our children can grow to be responsible and practicing citizens. We endeavor to develop a community of learners where respect, collaboration and excitement for learning prevail. Quality Catholic education is provided for students in preschool through eighth grade in a caring and family atmosphere.​

About STA: Our Philosophy
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