Our Mission

St. Thomas More Catholic School provides excellence in education. Together with parents, the school community fosters the spiritual, intellectual, emotional and physical growth of students. We exist to teach and guide children to live a Christ-centered life that embraces cultural diversity and is expressed in Christian leadership through service to others.

Tuition

Every effort is made to keep tuition rates within the reach of school families. Discounts are given to active parish families and families with more than one child enrolled. Financial assistance is available to families that qualify.

Learning Expectations

St. Thomas More participates in the Church’s mission of excellence in education by providing an environment of faith-based life and learning. Our goal is to teach young people to integrate their values into all aspects of life and encourage them to grow in their relationships with God, in their self-worth, and in their respect for one another. We provide students with educational and social skills needed to be active, productive members of the community. We strive to graduate young adults who are effective witnesses to the presence of Christ in the world.

Faith-Based Leadership

The curriculum provides school-wide Christian projects that involve students in service within the parish and the community, including fundraising for cancer research, disaster relief, toy drives for the poor, and provisions for the homeless. Grades 6 to 8 complete service hours, including river clean-up, beach clean-up and food pantry sorting and packing.

Legacy

St. Thomas More Catholic School teaches Preschool through 8th grade. It has a legacy of faith, excellence in education and a tradition of Christian-based leadership. Students achieve academic excellence and graduate to attend top-rated area Catholic high schools.

School Culture

Located in a safe, quiet community, St. Thomas More offers students a small-school environment with a focus on academic rigor, developing the whole child, and college and career readiness, all rooted in faith. Our Parent-Teacher Organization creates school-wide activities, including our Halloween carnival and spring festival to foster a family-friendly environment.

 

Academic Excellence

The curriculum at St. Thomas More is centered around creating life-long 21st-century learners who are critical thinkers and caring leaders with a deep commitment to service. Faith formation is integrated with academic learning to reinforce the values being taught in the home.

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles curriculum is developed and based on the Common Core State Standards and California State Content Standards. Instruction is given in the core areas of religion, math, social studies, science, and English language arts.

In order to educate the whole child, classes in music, physical education, and coding are given weekly. Art is incorporated across the curriculum. St. Thomas More received a full term of joint accreditation from the Western Catholic Educational Association and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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