Admission Process

Admission to St. Thomas

St. Thomas seeks to enroll children who will benefit from its values, purpose, and program, and families who will enjoy our warm community. Prospective students are evaluated at all ages to determine their abilities and readiness to work alongside currently enrolled students.

Completed applications are reviewed by the Admission Committee, which includes members of the School’s senior leadership team. To be considered for the first round of openings, your child's application must be completed by January 25, 2021. Later applications are considered if space is available. Families are notified of the admission decision on March 1, 2021.
Immunization Requirements
St. Thomas mandates immunizations as required by the Florida Department of Health.  Prior to attendance in our school, each student must have on file with St. Thomas a certificate of immunization for the prevention of communicable diseases for which immunization is required by this department.  A completed Florida Certificate of Immunization (form DH680) is required to document the administration of prescribed immunization doses.  An exemption from immunization requirements is permissible only with a physician’s certification as to the need for either a temporary or permanent medical exemption.  An exemption from these requirements is not permissible for religious, philosophical, personal, or other reasons. 

Important Admission Dates for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

List of 4 items.

  • February 12, 2021

    Re-Enrollment Deadline
  • January 25, 2021

    Application Deadline
  • March 1, 2021

    Admission Notification
  • March 8, 2021

    Enrollment Contracts Due

Preschool and Kindergarten

St. Thomas evaluates prospective students according to their developmental level and their school readiness. Preschool students must be three years of age by September 1, and completely toilet trained by the first day of school. The admission process begins with a school tour for the parents. Additional requirements include:
  • Completed application for admission 
  • Observation of the prospective student
  • Copy of academic records (if applicable)
  • Teacher recommendation (if applicable)
  • Parent meeting
  • Family photo
  • Student photo
  • Copy of student birth certificate

Grades 1–5

Students seeking admission into 1st – 5th grades are evaluated on their academic proficiency through tests administered during the student’s shadow day visit. The Admission Committee will base its decision on the child’s performance on these tests, his or her history in previous schools, the meeting with the prospective parents, teacher recommendations, and a brief interview. Due to on-campus restrictions as a result of COVID-related parameters, shadow-day visits will not take place this year. Application requirements include:
  • School tour (virtual or on campus)
  • Completed application for admission 
  • Copy of academic records for the current and previous year
  • Teacher recommendation
  • Release of records
  • Student interview 
  • Parent meeting
  • Family photo
  • Student photo
  • Copy of student’s birth certificate