Award Year: 2020

Saint Thomas More Catholic High School

450 E Farrel Road
Lafayette, LA, 70508-7108

(337) 988-3700

Mrs. Kelley Leger, Principal at time of Nomination

Diocese of Lafayette

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St. Thomas More Catholic High School educates students to be seekers of truth, individuals of character, and "God's servant first."

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 3%
  • White: 95%
  • Hispanic: 2%
Committed to educating the whole student.

Committed to educating the whole student.

St. Thomas More (STM) Catholic High School is committed to educating the whole student through academic, spiritual, athletic, and extracurricular pursuits.

STM's robust academic program caters to all levels of learners through Dual Enrollment, AP, Honors, College Prep classes, Academic Support Program for students with specific learning differences, and an Options Program for developmentally disabled students. Our teachers encourage student growth by fostering relationships, while upholding our school's high academic standards through a technology-rich curriculum that emphasizes problem-solving, global awareness, collaboration, and communication skills.

Spiritual development and service are the heart of an STM Catholic education. Students strengthen their faith through weekly masses, theology courses, and a strong Campus Ministry program. Over two-thirds of the student body actively participates in Campus Ministry through retreats, mission trips, student faith formation, and Bible studies. STM is passionate about giving back to our community through service, including raising $1,000,000 for local non-profit organizations since 2007 and contributing over 75,000 cans to the local food pantry since 2016. Last year alone, our students performed over 21,000 hours of service locally, nationally, and internationally.

Our campus is a constant hive of activity, whether students are rehearsing for a musical, fixing computers in the Help Desk, decorating for a dance, competing in a speech and debate tournament, practicing for cheer, dance or band, or participating in STM's nationally ranked athletic program.

There are endless possibilities for each student, but one aspect remains the same: a well-rounded education in an environment where all are known and loved.