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At St. Thomas More Catholic School, we are committed to providing your child with an education that nurtures their growth and development. Our passionate and dedicated teachers will support and guide your child every step of the way, while our strong faith-based curriculum and supportive community of families provide a foundation for their success.

EXPLORE STM: A FIRST LOOK
 

OUR MISSION

St. Thomas More School is a kindergarten through eighth grade parish school committed to strengthening Catholic identity and Gospel values, practicing Christian virtues, serving others, and promoting academic excellence.

WHY SO MANY FAMILIES CHOOSE STM

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DEDICATED TEACHERS
 

When you choose St. Thomas More Catholic School, your child will be nurtured and educated by our committed, passionate, and experienced teachers. 100% of our full-time teaching staff have Master’s Degrees and participate in continuing education opportunities. Our loyal teachers are lifelong learners themselves. They stay current with the best practices, educational research, and collaborative learning to enhance the education of our students. These teachers are also role models who share their wisdom, experience, and faith with STM students. They are devoted to their craft, with many proudly celebrating over 20 years of dedication and excellence at St. Thomas More Catholic School, a testament to their unwavering commitment and love for teaching. 

SCHOOLWIDE LEARNING EXPECTATIONS

The Schoolwide Learning Expectations define the academic, social, emotional and spiritual characteristics that a student of St. Thomas More Catholic School will work to attain throughout their time here.

A Graduate of St. Thomas More Catholic School...

SERVES  RESPONSIBLY
  • exhibits awareness of global issues

  • appreciates diversity of others

  • demonstrates a collaborative spirit

  • accepts responsibility for actions and responds appropriately to feedback

  • participates actively in liturgies, prayers and Christian service

VIRTUES

Prayerfulness

Charity

Respect

Gratitude

Responsibility

Justice

Magnanimity

Humility

Moderation

Sincerity

Patriotism

Industriousness

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A Graduate of St. Thomas More Catholic School...

TREATS OTHERS IN A CHRISTIAN MANNER
  • respects self and others

  • applies Christ's teachings

  • answers the Church's call to social justice

  • resolves conflicts peacefullly

  • demonstrates familiarity with scripture and Catholic Social Teaching

VIRTUES

Meekness

Honesty

Orderliness

Affability

Self-control

Purdence

Modesty

Loyalty

Courtesy

Trustworthiness

Kindeness

Magnificence

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A Graduate of St. Thomas More Catholic School...

MAKES LEARNING A LIFE-LONG ENDEAVOR
  • demonstrates a strong foundation in all subjects

  • problem solves and transfers knowledge to new situations

  • sets goals and monitors progress

  • communicates effectively

  • uses technology to research, create, and curate

VIRTUES

Docility

Genorosity

Obedience

Perserverance

Foresight

Temperence

Fortitude

Patience

Hope

Prayerfulness

Respect

Industriousness

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OUR COMMUNITY

WHY EXCELLENCE BEGINS WITH ACCREDITATION

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The Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA) is pleased to announce the action taken by its

Elementary Commission wherein St. Thomas More School is awarded a full term of  accreditation

through June 30, 2025.

 

What is WCEA?

The Western Catholic Educational Association is a private educational accrediting agency established under the auspices of the Bishops of the Catholic (Arch) Dioceses of California.

  

The mission of the WCEA is to promote quality Catholic education for students in our member elementary and secondary schools through an accrediting process that assures the primacy of faith formation and educational excellence.

 

The major purpose of this agency is to coordinate the accreditation process by assisting schools in their self-study evaluative programs to establish general standards for excellence to grant WCEA Accreditation, and to cooperate formally with regional accrediting organizations as determined by the WCEA Board of Directors.

What is Accreditation?

Each member diocese has both an elementary school and high school commissioner. It is the responsibility of the respective commissioners to assist the school community in the preparation of a Self Study Document using an approved Protocol (Process for School Improvement for the elementary schools, and Focus On Learning for Catholic High Schools).  These protocols are criteria-based and lead the school to examine specific aspects of school life and the extent to which the criteria are currently being met. The school community then prepares for a three-day visit by an accreditation team composed of educators who are trained evaluators from other schools with educational expertise.

 

A visiting team spends three days with the school community after review of the Self Study document. During the visit, the team visits classrooms, investigates the written evidence of responses to the WCEA criteria, holds interviews with the members of the school community, and prepares a written report on its findings during the three-day visit.  The team also writes a recommendation of a term of accreditation based upon factors relative to the school community's success and growth needs.

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St. Thomas More Catholic School is a parish school focused on Gospel values, promoting spiritual and educational growth for students. The PTO helps involve parents in school activities, serves as a link between parents, faculty, administration, SAC, and the pastor, and raises funds to enhance curriculum and parent education. Learn more

 

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