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 in its entirety, by January 28, 2023. Later applications are considered if space is available. Families are notified of the admission decision on February 27, 2023.
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 2023-2024 Academic Year

List of 3 items.

  • January 28, 2023

    Application Deadline
  • February 27, 2023

    Admission Notification
  • March 5, 2023

    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 either during the student’s shadow day visit or a Zoom session (if out of the country). 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 student brief interview. 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
  • Shadow Day Visit (student interview and assessments)
  • Parent meeting
  • Family photo
  • Student photo
  • Copy of student’s birth certificate