Award Year: 2016
St. Thomas More Catholic School is committed to continuing a legacy of excellence in religious and academic education in a nurturing environment that fosters self-discipline.
- Black/African American: 4%
- White: 74%
- Hispanic: 2%
- Asian: 19%
- Two or more races: 1%
- Economically Disadvantaged: %
St. Thomas More Catholic School (STM), a cornerstone of the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area, is a 54 year old parochial elementary school that espouses many long-standing school traditions. Our mission is to "continue a legacy of excellence in religious and academic education in a nurturing environment that fosters self-discipline." The primary function of the school, in partnership with the family, is to facilitate the total development of each child spiritually, academically, socially, emotionally, and physically while experiencing joy in learning. In 2009, STM received initial regional accreditation through AdvancEd and in 2013 was named a Beta School of Distinction. Our challenging classroom instruction and thoughtful student placement provides opportunities to engage students, while effectively addressing their diverse academic needs, learning styles, and interests. The curriculum is based on national standards, state frameworks, and researched best practices from Rigor and Relevance Model Schools, National Council of Teachers of Math, National Science Teachers Association, International Reading Association, and International Society for Technology in Education. Our sequential and cohesive curriculum focuses on religion, math, reading, English, science, and social studies. Enrichment classes include health and physical education, Spanish, computer applications, art, vocal music, robotics, Math Counts and Future City. STM's exemplary faculty incorporates hands-on learning opportunities, multi-media technology integration, and science exploration to encourage creativity, develop good citizens, and responsible thinkers who understand and appreciate their unique roles in today's society. The community of STM steadfastly strengthens its commitment to teaching the Catholic faith and tradition through worship, doctrine, ideology, and morality.