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 leadership team. To be considered for the first round of openings, please complete your child’s application by January 24. Later applications are considered if space is available. Families are notified of the admission decision in early March.

Important Admission Dates for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

List of 4 items.

  • February 14, 2020

    Re-Enrollment Deadline
  • January 24, 2020

    Application Deadline
  • March 1, 2020

    Admission Notification
  • March 6, 2020

    Admission 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 
  • Playgroup visit and developmental screening
  • Copy of academic records (if applicable)
  • Teacher recommendation (if applicable)
  • Family 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 family, teacher recommendations, and the student’s shadow day. Application requirements include:
  • School tour
  • Completed application for admission 
  • Copy of academic records for the current and previous year
  • Teacher recommendation
  • Release of records
  • Full-day shadow visit
  • Family meeting
  • Family photo
  • Student photo
  • Copy of student’s birth certificate