Mission Statement & Objectives of St. Thomas Aquinas School
Saint Thomas Aquinas School exists to teach and form each child in the likeness of Christ as exemplified in the Gospel, and to develop the intellectual potential of each child thereby enabling each to meet the need of our changing global community. Christian values will be communicated through instruction and through relationships within the parish, the school and the family.
St. Thomas Aquinas School will
Involve the lives of its students in the study and worship of God.
Involve the students in giving service to others.
Involve the students in initiating & experiencing Christian community.
St. Thomas Aquinas School is committed to
Developing Christian respect for God.
Developing Christian respect for self.
Developing Christian respect for others.
Developing Christian respect for the world.
Meeting the individual needs of each student.
Recognizing the uniqueness of each student.
The Spiritual Development of Students
Religious education at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School occurs in two major areas: the study of the Catholic faith and integrating faith experiences into the life of each student.
Besides classroom instruction in religion, liturgical and sacramental participation is part of the school program. Celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, all-school liturgies, and opportunity to participate in Mass during the week are part of the spiritual life of the school.
Parents/guardians are encouraged to become aware of and encourage a strong faith life. The school can only support what is taught and experienced at home.
A Total Spiritual Program
The spiritual program of the school recognizes that “to provide a sound academic program which includes emphasis on Catholic teachings within the atmosphere of Christian living” cannot be gained in the formal classroom only. The formal classroom learning is the beginning.
Every Christian has the responsibility to use one’s gifts for the good of the community and to minister as Jesus did. This is the core of the Christian life.
Parents/guardians are always invited to the school liturgies. Please check the monthly calendar for the student Mass schedule.
Sacramental Preparation – Preparation for the first reception of the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist will be given in second grade. Parents/guardians should be directly involved in the religious education of the student. Meetings are held to inform and assist parents/guardians in the sacramental preparation for the student.
Liturgical Celebration – Students and teachers plan and participate in liturgies. Parents/guardians are always welcome to attend. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is provided at various times during the school year.
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School is an equal opportunity employer and school. No student will be discriminated against because of his or her race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion or disability. However, students are required to meet the school’s academic and financial requirement(s). As a bona fide religious institution, educational programs governed by the Archdiocesan Board of Education may consider a student’s religion, sexual orientation and/or gender identity a qualification for enrollment when such qualifications are related to a bona fide religious purpose.