Award Year: 2019

Saint Thomas the Apostle School

430 Valleybrook Road
Glen Mills, PA, 19342-9408

(610) 459-8134

Mr. John Keeley, Principal at time of Nomination

Archdiocese of Philadelphia School District

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Saint Thomas the Apostle school plays an integral role in the mission of the church. The teachers are committed to preparing the children for productive lives as 21st century learners so that we will serve God in the use of our talents, serve the Church as courageous leaders and serve the community by bearing the Gospel message to the world.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 94%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 1%
Our mission is to enhance our students faith and education.

Our mission is to enhance our students faith and education.

Saint Thomas the Apostle is a Middle States accredited Catholic elementary school within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, educating students in preschool through grade 8. Our school motto is "Smile, Share, Make Good Decisions." These words encapsulate our school identity, inspiration, and purpose in providing a higher learning experience.

Saint Thomas the Apostle meets and exceeds National Blue Ribbon standards with the goal to graduate young men and women who possess the knowledge and skills needed in the 21st century. At Saint Thomas the Apostle School, we call each student to play a part in the mission of the Church and to commit themselves to serve God, serve the Church, and serve the Community and Family. Through liturgy celebrations such as the Mass and community projects our students learn and live their faith. As a result, they develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Through a safe and nurturing environment, Saint Thomas the Apostle School provides various opportunities for growth and creativity.

Saint Thomas the Apostle recognizes the critical importance that technology plays in teaching tomorrow's leaders. Saint Thomas the Apostle teachers employ technology in their classroom planning, monitoring of student progress, and most importantly for student engagement with content material. The students benefit immensely from their access to a wide range of technological opportunities: Chromebooks, SMART Boards, and devices such as iPads, drones, 3D printers/pens. Our students also successfully utilize applications such as: Google Apps and Google Classroom in their curriculum application, school clubs, and activities.

Saint Thomas the Apostle is proud of the dedication and accomplishments of its students, parents, and staff, and honored to educate our world's future leaders.