SCHOOL PROFILE

 

ENROLLMENT

2020-21:  307 students; Average class size: 19 students

ADMINISTRATION

Ms. Erin Monahan, Principal
Ms. Maria Beckert, Assistant Principal

FACULTY

Highly qualified teachers in Pre-K - Grade 8
Assistant Teachers in Pre-K & K
Art Teacher
Music Teacher
Physical Education Teacher
Spanish Teacher

ACCREDITATION

Archdiocese of Chicago AdvancED Accreditation
Full accreditation from the Illinois State Board of Education.

MEMBERSHIP

National Catholic Education Association (NCEA)
Archdiocese of Chicago
Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce – 2012 Organization of the Year

TEST PERFORMANCE

St. Thomas the Apostle students take the ACT Aspire test in the spring of each year. Students in grades 3–8 take this test. STA students generally perform as “ready” on the ACT Aspire standardized test.

CURRICULUM

Common Core curriculum as required by the State of Illinois and the Archdiocese of Chicago.


Curriculum includes:

  • Catholic religion program

  • Balanced Literacy - Reading & Writing Workshop

  • University of Chicago’s Everyday Mathematics & Connected Mathematics

  • FOSS Science

  • Social Studies

  • Social Emotional Learning

  • Weekly Specials Classes including: Art, Music, Spanish, Physical Education and Yoga for Pre-k

SPIRITUAL GROWTH

Daily Religion Class
Daily Prayers
Mass weekly on Tuesdays at 8:30 am
Sunday Family Masses throughout the year
Sacramental Preparation
Stations of the Cross
May Crowning
Altar Servers
Lectors
Service Opportunities

EXTRACURRICULAR ENRICHMENT

Announced each trimester and have included the following in the past:

  • Gospel Choir

  • Guitar and Piano Lessons

  • Cooking Club

  • Acrobatics Arts

  • Robot Coding

  • Improv Club

  • Chess Club

Programs offered vary depending on age and interest level.

TECHNOLOGY

SMART Boards in middle school classrooms
One-to-one Chromebooks in 4th-8th Grade Classrooms
Classroom iPad sets in Pre-K – 3rd grades
Computer Lab

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Before School Care
Extended Day Program
After School Care
Title One Services

FACILITIES

18 Homeroom Classrooms
State-of-the-Art Science Lab
Art Classroom
Music Classroom
Spanish Classroom
Library
Gymnasium
Cafeteria
Playground

PARENT INVOLVEMENT

Home & School Association
School Advisory Board

ATHLETICS

Flag Football (4th-8th)
Basketball (K-8th)
Volleyball (5th-8th)
Track (3rd-8th)