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Preschool

We support, we teach, but most of all,

we inspire all children to be their
best in all they do.

A Welcoming Community

Children do not simply attend Saint Thomas More Catholic School—they belong.
The moment students cross our threshold, they are welcomed into a warm and vibrant school family. Like any family, we get to know each and every child as a person and as a student. We uncover how they learn best. We empower them to discover their innermost gifts and talents. And, we love them as we do our own.

Grade Levels

Our strong Preschool-8th grade liberal arts curriculum prepares students for success in high school and beyond.

Preschool

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Our flexible, family-oriented preschool offers a variety of programs for children 33 months and older, including full-day, part-day and pre-kindergarten options. Choose MORE for your child.

Elementary

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Creativity is nurtured, new concepts are explored and learning blossoms in our primary grades. Our education focuses on the whole child and is a foundation for excellence.

Middle School

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Challenging curriculum that is relevant, integrative and exploratory maximizes student success in our middle school which prepares students for high school and beyond.

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Jesuit Tradition

The only Jesuit elementary school in the Twin Cities, Saint Thomas More embraces Ignatian spirituality, developing the characteristics of a Jesuit school graduate in our students. In the Jesuit tradition, we welcome families of all beliefs and backgrounds – 30% of our students are non-Catholic – and we fully involve all students in the faith life of our community.

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Leadership

For more than a century, Saint Thomas More has welcomed students in the heart of Saint Paul on Summit Avenue. The school is led by Principal, Patrick Lofton and Pastor, Fr. Warren Sazama. With more than 25 years of experience serving Catholic schools, Mr. Lofton believes the ultimate goal of Jesuit education is to help students become faith-filled, intellectually curious and prepared to make a difference in our world.

Welcoming New Families

There is a place for everyone at Saint Thomas More.

Every year for the past three years St. Thomas More has welcomed new students into every grade. These students are embraced by their classmates and teachers on day one. We make sure that your child’s academic and social transition is a smooth one.

Visits & Tours
Prospective families are encouraged to visit Saint Thomas More to discover the difference our school can make in the life of your child. After touring, ambassador families are available to answer your questions and offer personal insights. Prospective students are welcome to shadow for a day which will provide a first-hand view of daily school life.
Registration
Our registration process is completed online through Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS). Families manage registration and tuition through its online portal.
Financial Information
We are able to keep the cost of education lower through the generosity of our parish and development initiatives.

News and Updates

School Visit Day

School Visit Days are two mornings each year when we open our doors to parents, grandparents, prospective parents and friends to see our students in action. Stop by anytime on Tuesday, March 3 between 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. to pop into any K-8 classroom, stay for a few minutes, check out another room.

Window Replacement Project is Looking Great!

Summit Avenue windows are looking great!

Open House

Families with children from preschool through middle school should plan to attend St. Thomas More’s Open House on Thursday, January 30th from 5:30 to 7:00.

Upcoming Events

May 2020

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  • First Friday Coffee
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  • K-5 Learning Fair
  • Preschool Art Fair
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  • Preschool Mothers' Day Pizza Party
  • Confirmation at Cathedral
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  • K-5 Spring Concert
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  • Band/Orchestra/Choir Spring Concert
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  • No School - PS- 8 Memorial Day
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  • Prayer Service - hosted by K
  • Preschool Graduation
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  • Last Day of School for Kinders & 8th grade
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  • Last day of Preschool
  • 8th grade graduation mass & dinner
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Distance Learning During COVID-19

St. Thomas More School closed due to COVID-19 on March 18th and will remain closed through the end of this academic year. Our last day of instruction has been moved to Friday, May 29, 2020 for all students in grades K-8. Our preschool remains closed but as of now, our summer program is planning to go forth as planned.

St. Thomas More will continue to be focused on our students' social-emotional and academic needs through our "Emergency Remote Learning Plan" that was implemented in mid-March. During this challenging time, our students are demonstrating their strength and fortitude, as well as their love and compassion for others. Their high level of engagement during this new reality and their expression of how much they miss school, their teachers and friends is truly heart-warming.

Our faculty has been meeting regularly to discuss how things are going, evaluate our current approach, brainstorm, and problem-solve in order to continually improve our delivery of curriculum and address grade level standards, while also attending to the social-emotional needs of our students.

Please know how grateful we are to your beautiful children who are making the most of this challenging situation as well as to you, our parents, for being outstanding partners in this journey. We are very, very blessed at St. Thomas More!

If you are looking for a new school for your children, we are talking and zooming with new families every week.  Please contact us at ethimmesh@morecommunity.org.  We’d love to meet you!