A Proven Formula

Classroom in action
  • In going beyond the academic day to an academic life, a St. Thomas More education helps students develop the skills necessary to be prepared for future success as globally aware and confident young men in the twenty-first century. 

    The rich academic experience at STM features an innovative, engaging, collaborative, technological, creative, and experiential curriculum accompanied by the special care and attention made available in small class sizes. While our young men gain independence, self-discipline, and self-reliance from their evening study sessions, they also learn how to advocate for themselves by seeking personal, one-on-one assistance when needed. 

    Academic Philosophy

    The goal for each student at St. Thomas More School is to find his potential and maximize it. Our college preparatory program provides the necessary academic training for our graduates to succeed at the next level in college. What makes STM unique is our distinctive approach. We provide a structured environment where attention to the needs of our students fosters learning success, trust and self-confidence.

    Our students are met with a challenging curriculum and are required to work hard, but they are not expected to do it alone. From the moment they step on campus, they are provided with a strong support system featuring small classes and individual attention as needed by a devoted faculty. They discover the importance of asking questions and seeking guidance in order to achieve and maintain success.

    Important academic skills are taught that improve study techniques, and our teachers instill in our young men sound work habits through extra help and evening study hall. The requisite courses, along with structure and time management training, prepare students for what awaits them in college. Our talented, experienced faculty members, advisors, coaches and staff are focused on and committed to the achievement of success for our students.

    Keys to Success

    We strive to motivate each student to reach his greatest potential. The combination of small classes, a structured study environment, an engaged Advisor, an online portal to monitor academic performance, and a strong academic support team are the keys to a student's success at St. Thomas More School. With typical class sizes between 3 and 15 (average 8), every student gets the attention he needs.

    Instructors teach their subjects along with the study skills needed to master the academic material. The key ingredients of our study skills program are:

    • Improved listening and note-taking skills
    • Effective time management
    • Concentration and memory techniques
    • Stress management
    • Test preparation
    • Systematic study