St. Thomas More welcomes inquiries for admission to our school. The procedure for Kindergarten admission and Grade One through Eight are listed on separate pages. The following information provides an overview of the expectations for admission.
Please review the following general information and the specific Kindergarten or Grades 1–8 information. If you have any additional questions, please contact the main office at 610-432-0396. Thank you for your interest in St. Thomas More.
The following financial contributions, time commitments and cooperative relationships are important elements of the strength of our program.
The St. Thomas More School Board determines the educational fee. The Parish Council approves the school fees. Tuition for the upcoming year is announced at the annual parent meeting held in May. Parents who feel unable to meet the tuition/contribution requirements are asked to present their situation to the pastor. Parents must honor the tuition and More Bread commitment or school records will be held until financial obligations have been met.
Weekly Contribution to the church
A minimum weekly contribution to the church is expected from all STM school families.
Participation in the More Bread Program
Families are expected to participate in the More Bread Program and other fund raising activities at STM.
Participation in the Volunteer Program
A vital contribution to limiting the cost of education is the Parents’ Volunteer Program. Parents of all students are required to participate in an extensive volunteer program which affords them the opportunity to become an integral part of the operation of the school. A commitment to our volunteer program is necessary to complete registration or re-registration of all children every year. This program substantially reduces the cost of education at St. Thomas More School. Volunteers are needed in the bookstore, cafeteria, library, playground, and various other activities. Volunteers are also needed for fund raising activities such as the annual Walkathon and More Bread Program.
Student and Parental Support
All students and parents are expected to be knowledgeable about and respectful of all school policies and procedures. The student handbook is available on this website. Feel free to contact us with any questions.
Commitment to St. Thomas More Parish Families
Children of families registered in St. Thomas More Parish are given preference for admission. When a grade reaches maximum enrollment, a waiting list is established for that grade. Acceptance into St. Thomas More School is based on the date of registration in the parish, fulfillment of parish responsibilities, and a willingness to participate in the school volunteer program and fund-raising programs.
Transfer students entering St. Thomas More School must present birth and Baptismal certificates, records of immunization, and information regarding reception of other sacraments. The school records of all transfer students are reviewed and an interview with the principal is held. Students are assessed in the areas of math, reading and writing to measure their ability.
Once the transfer student is accepted, he/she will be given a probationary period of 60 school days. This period gives the school time to evaluate academic progress and conduct of the student and gives the student/family time to adjust to St. Thomas More School. After 60 school days, a conference with the family, either by phone or in person, will be conducted to discuss the student’s progress, if necessary. If a change in the child’s academic placement or a transfer is in order, the principal, after consulting with the appropriate teacher(s) and the pastor, will conference with the parents. Final determination will be made after the 60 day probationary period.