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TIMELESS TEACHINGS IN A CHANGING WORLD
 

St. Thomas More Catholic School provides a well-rounded education that promotes social, emotional, and academic growth through a variety of traditional and multi-disciplinary experiences. Our teachers use the Archdiocese of Portland Curriculum Standards as a foundation and design their lessons to encourage student independence, self-confidence, responsibility, and respect for others. 

EMPOWERING STUDENTS THROUGH
HANDS-ON LEARNING & GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES

WASHINGTON DC
 

Our 8th grade class takes an annual trip to Washington, D.C., the heart of American politics. Students connect with our nation’s history and culture as they take in the museums, monuments, and memorials. They walk along Capitol Hill and experience the places that influence our past, present, and future.

 

In the fall of 2022, our class participated in the Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. For 100 years, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier has served as the heart of Arlington National Cemetery. Four students joined in the ceremony and represented St. Thomas More to honor the unknown American service members.

OUTDOOR SCHOOL
 

Outdoor school is an amazing experience for students to try on independence and feel out the responsibilities that come along with living in community with others. The students use their field study days focused on water, plants, soil and animals to connect concepts they are learning in science class with the ecosystem around them.

BUDDY PROGRAM
 

The Buddy Program is a long-standing tradition at St. Thomas More. We partner an eighth-grade student with a Kindergartner and a seventh-grade student with a first-grader for the school year. Our Middle School students are introduced to their buddies the first week of school. Throughout the year, the students work together on holiday projects, discover the joy of shared reading, attend field trips, play games, and enjoy one another’s company at school events. The program helps build confidence, provides leadership opportunities, community and create bonds between students that exemplifies the nurturing, child-centered environment which contributes to the education of the whole child.

THEATER PROGRAM
 

The Young People’s Theatre Project combines entertainment and education for all audiences. Through performances, workshops and residencies with professional theatre artists, young people of all ages explore their creative potential. The Project is a resource to an ever expanding community, from opening nights to opening minds.

 

The Project is made up of teachers, actors, directors, writers, and technicians who have all benefited from opportunities in educational theatre and want to share their experience with as many people as possible.

 

The Young People’s Theatre Project is indeed an ever-expanding community of young people of all ages as we expand our work to include participants as young as 6 or 7 and as old as 67. And when you get involved – whether on stage, behind the scenes, in the audience, or from a distance – The Young People’s Theatre Project is you.