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Principal’s Letter

I am most pleased to serve as the principal of St. Thomas School. After thirty-one years of teaching, moving into the principal’s position has been quite a change. The staff has been supportive and patient with me as I begin this new phase of my professional life. I am most grateful for the kind words or support and prayers. My leadership style of one of collaboration. Together, we can do much more than by ourselves. It is through clear communication and collaboration we can build a strong, vibrant school community.

Through the years, as a teacher at St. Thomas, I have witnessed the dedication of our staff, families and parish to the school. Many wonderful things have taken place because of the personal generous sharing by so many of time, talent and treasure. The interest and prayers have been most gratifying. It is my plan that we continue to build on our proud tradition and create new experiences for our students as we journey together. Our faculty participates in a variety of professional development experiences as they continue to refine their teaching skills. We strive for continuous improvement of our program. The School Board, Parent Teacher Organization and Development Council provide strong support for the school.

Often, I meet parents of former students or the students themselves and they share with me how valuable their education at St. Thomas was to them. They speak of the faith experiences, values learned and the work ethic they developed. Our school is beginning its 38th year as part of the long standing tradition of quality, faith based education in our community.

Our mission is to teach the Catholic faith. Our students range from Pre-K (age 4) to grade 6. We begin the school day as a community in prayer and by pledging allegiance to the flag. Our students are parish and non-parish. They come from Sanford/Springvale and the surrounding communities.

St. Thomas is certified by the state of Maine. More so, it is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Accreditation means that St. Thomas has met standards for a quality program in mission, academics, extra-curricular programs and a safe environment. We are dedicated to working in partnership with the family to help each child reach his/her highest personal potential.

I invite you to come and visit St. Thomas School to learn more about what we can offer your child.

Donna Jacques, Principal
St. Thomas School
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We want to help you find the best place for your child to grow.

What sort of education do you want for your child? What sort of future do you want? It isn’t easy to answer those questions, but the answers really matter. And the school you choose can make a real difference.

We invite you to take some time to see what we believe in, see what we believe is important, and visit our school.

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"We are about to send our third child to St. Thomas and couldn't be happier with the school.  We think of St. Thomas as family where our children have friends in every grade, mostly due to the "Book Buddy" program.  Respect, the importance of education, a strong sense of community, and the presence of God in our lives are all promoted throughout the school and in the classrooms.  The experience and education our children gain, while attending St. Thomas School, will always stay with them."

                      Julie K.