STUDENT LIFE

Students at St. Thomas More Academy are joyful, enthusiastic and motivated to learn.  Each day when our students come to school, they enter a Christ centered environment where respect and school pride are evident throughout.  They continually strive to become saints and scholars.


The following Code of Honor guides the students and faculty daily:

I will honor God with my actions and words.

I will cooperate with those in authority.

I will strive, as a Christian student, to do my personal best.

I will always be honest, trustworthy, kind, compassionate, and set an example for others to follow.

 

THE ST. THOMAS MORE EXPERIENCE

Daily Schedule

8:10 a.m. – 8:30 Students arrive

8:30 – School Wide Announcements/Prayer

3:15 - 3:45 Students dismissed

3:45 -4:00 – Teachers available for homework help or quick parent conversations


Enrichment Specials

In addition to the rigorous academic courses offered through our Classical Curriculum, children participate in Music, Art, Physical Education.  Latin instruction is provided in grades 3 - 8.


Lunch & Snack

Time for a snack break is provided in addition to a regular lunch period. Students should bring both a healthy snack and a nutritious lunch from home.   An outdoor recess period (weather permitting) follows lunch for all classes.


Before & After School Care

Extended care is available on regular school days for an additional fee. 


Technology

We are fortunate to be able to provide Education Station software to our faculty as well as lap tops in every classroom. Smart Board Technology is in use and we have a 3D printer.


Field Trips

Field trips are on hold during the 2020-2021 school year.

 

ACTIVITIES

St. Thomas More Academy offers the following activities:

  • National Junior Honor Society

  • Drama Club

  • Destination Imagination

  • Media Club

  • Chess Club

  • Junior Games Club

  • Violin Ensemble

  • Book Club 

  • Sewing Club

  • Little Flowers

  • Blue Knights (coming soon)


All after school clubs and activities are not currently meeting.

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HOUSES

In the St. Thomas More Academy House System, students in grades PreK3 – 8 are divided into mixed grade
level houses.  We have four houses. Each house is named for a saint.  Two faculty mentors oversee each house.

Houses will meet at scheduled times throughout the school year and will participate in activities such as the Thanksgiving Turkey Trot and Spring Field Day. 


Members in each house will interact regularly as reading partners and Mass buddies where the older students help their house’s younger students.  If a new student enrolls during the year, they will be assigned to a house with the fewest members.  Children will remain in the same house as long as they are students at St. Thomas More Academy.


STMA house names are derived from Catholic saints who play important roles in both the Church and in
education / learning. They serve as role models for our faculty, staff and students. Our four houses are listed below.

BOSCO HOUSE

Under the patronage of St. John Bosco (patron saint of youth), house members will explore the       connection between faith, education, and joy - this is a mark of a follower of St. John Bosco.

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AQUINAS HOUSE

Under the patronage of St. Thomas Aquinas (patron saint of students), house members will reflect on their place in the school community and the world - making them better able to grow as saints and scholars.

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AVILA HOUSE

Under the patronage of St. Teresa of Avila (patron saint of Catholic writers), house members will learn about faith, prayer, and its effect on one's life.

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SETON HOUSE

Under the patronage of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (patron saint of teachers), house members will have a local Frederick County, Maryland saint as a role model. Mother Seton's life as mother, teacher, wife, and foundress of a religious order provides much rich Christian history and example to explore.

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