All of our classroom teachers hold degrees in education and have extensive early childhood development backgrounds.
Being part of an ongoing elementary school exposes our students to the expertise of a highly specialized faculty who work directly with our preschool students teaching music, science, dance, library science, and Spanish.
In addition to many of our newly renovated classrooms, complete with Smart boards, digital cameras, and ipads, the campus boasts a music rooms, dance studios, art studios, three science labs, a Makerspace, a library/media center, a Spanish center, a Church and chapel, a fully equipped playground with shade structures, two sports fields, a butterfly garden, a church, and an auditorium that seats more than 500 people.
We offer “A Center for Excellence,” designed to challenge the high achievers and provide early childhood intervention.
Our campus includes a multitude of flexible spaces for interesting creative, hands-on projects and activities.
Our preschoolers acquire skills through our movement and music programs that set St. Thomas apart from the rest. Listening to Miss Vanessa, dance teacher, describe the routine in her class and the importance of learning how to walk in a line, follow multi-step directions, or cross the mid-line is inspiring! Miss Maria, music teacher, not only engages our students with the magic of music, but she teaches and reinforces crucial foundational skills like discriminating between sounds, following a beat, and listening for sound patterns.
Preschool students present their interdisciplinary 'Spring Fling' projects in Rantz Hall. Each unit of study is unique and they all capture the learning process of our youngest students beautifully. The various projects incorporate STREAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Reading, Art, and, Math) to one subject.