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St. Thomas is a Catholic, Pre-K - 6, School that offers: 

  • Practice and instruction in Catholic Faith and values - Opportunity for Prayer Services - Liturgies - Outreach Ministries. Our faith is a way of life.
  • Religious Instruction occurs each day and includes history of our faith, ways to pray, making choices and decisions, preparation for weekend Masses and attendance at Holy Day Masses as well as sacramental preparation for Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation.
  • A Kindergarten program that offers the option of half-day or full day programs.
  • A Pre-K program for four year olds - with options of three or five half or full day sessions.
  • Language Arts instruction which connects Reading and Writing processes with an emphasis on skills and strategies. 
  • A problem solving Mathematics program emphasizing a traditional number sense (facts) in the use of mathematical reasoning to make sense of the world. 
  • Technology is integrated across the curriculum in the use of classroom computers, as well as a computer lab with access to the internet. Keyboarding , word-processing and other skills are taught. ActiveBoard technology has been installed in each classroom. Sitting front and center in each classroom, the ActivBoard brings all of the sights and sounds of interactive learning to life.
  • An emphasis on applying fundamental processes and knowledge to create higher order thinking skills across the curriculum.
  • A variety of traditional and student centered instructional techniques, including Cooperative Learning and Inquiry as well as Direct Teaching and Mastery Learning. 
  • A curriculum that is aligned to the Maine Learning Results.
  • Progress reports for grades 4,5 and 6 half-way through each term.  Report cards for all students four times a year. 
  • A recently updated library with hundreds of new books and resources.
  • French - Conversational French is introduced in the second grade for 1 hour  per week. Instruction continues through the grades. 6th grade students read and write French, as well as demonstrate speaking skills. 
  • Music instruction for grades - Pre-K to 6 includes instruction in singing, reading and performing of music.  Movement is also included in the curriculum. 
  • Physical Education for grades K-6 , Combining competition and cooperation the P.E. program focuses on skill building. Classes consist of a warm-up exercise, a planned activity and a cool down period. 
  • Art instruction including art history, various media and techniques.  Art exhibit during Catholic Schools Week.
  • National Achievement Tests and Local Assessments based on the Maine Learning Results. 
  • Experiential approach to Science through an investigative process. Students are actively engaged in learning through a variety of experiences. Such experiences include observing, classifying, collecting data and making and using models. These approaches enable students to draw upon their personal experiences in order to develop knowledge of scientific concepts and principles. These process skills can then be applied across the curriculum. 
  • Emphasis on Citizenship Skills, and being able to function  as a productive member of society through Responsive Classroom Techniques.
  •  Social Science focuses those skills on understanding cultures and learning how a community lives. 
  • Junior Achievement Program taught by area business people.
  • Extra-curricular activities include:  Basketball Program for boys and girls in grades 4-6, Musical instrumental instruction for grades 4-6, Drama Club for grades K thru 6. Yearbook Club for grades 5 and 6. The school offers an Extended Day Program for our families.  Students arrive at 7:00 AM and are in the program until 8:15 AM.  The afternoon program begins at 3:05 PM and goes until 5:30 PM. 
  • Hot Lunch Program- Meals are prepared at the school and meet the Federal Nutritional Guidelines.  Breakfast options are now available.
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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.