Mission and Values


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STM’s Jesuit Identity

St. Thomas More is a Catholic parish sponsored by the Society of Jesus.  We share the society’s mission to spread God’s love with others. As a school we are committed to the Jesuit traditions of academic excellence, the service of faith and the promotion of justice.

St. Thomas More School is an important ministry of St. Thomas More Parish, focused on educating students within the tenets of Jesuit traditions and Ignatian spirituality. These traditions include academic excellence, critical thinking, social action, the development of moral character and the presupposition of goodness in others.  The hallmark of Jesuit education is its focus on educating the whole child: mind, body and spirit.
 

Our Mission

St. Thomas More Catholic School is a joyful learning community reaching out to the world as the hands of Christ. We use an integrated educational approach, along with the principles of Catholic teaching, to bring together faith and technology, body and mind, creativity and reason, science and religion. As we impart our lessons with kindness and high expectations, we nurture students into confident, life-long learners who can serve God and make moral decisions based on Gospel values.
 

Our Values

Catholic

With Catholic beliefs as our creed, the message of the Gospels nurtures our students’ spirituality.

Excellence

Each and every student can realize her or his own level of brilliance. Saint Thomas More Catholic School uses a rigorous curriculum and a holistic approach that guides our students to reach their goals.

Encouragement

Children are a gift from God. At St. Thomas More Catholic School, students feel loved and supported as they learn to their fullest potential — about Christ, about the world and about life.

St. Thomas More Catholic School - responsibility Responsibility

Our students are regularly called to work for and witness God through prayer, service and activities in our parish and throughout the wider community.

Whole Child Approach

God blesses each person with unique abilities. We help students discover their strengths and develop a base of self-assurance on which to build success.

Home and School Union

Education and faith begin at home. St. Thomas More Catholic School serves as a collaborative partner with parents to help children foster a life filled with learning and growth. Our students take with them the lessons they’ve learned and the friendships they’ve forged.

Inclusive Sanctuary

We are an open, caring community, in partnership with families and parishes, where everyone is welcomed. We celebrate diversity, embracing people of all cultures and faith traditions with kindness and respect. Our learning environment is a place where students feel accepted, safe and secure.