St. Thomas More School

45 Cottage Road
Oakdale, CT 06370
Tel: 860-823-3861
Gr: (Boarding) 8-12, PG | 185 students
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Saint Thomas More School is an accredited college preparatory school in the Catholic tradition for young men who have demonstrated intellectual ability yet have not realized their potential.
Within a structured environment, we strive to motivate, nurture, and strengthen the intellectual, moral, physical, and social development of every student.

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2015 School Data
St. Thomas More Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 8-12, PG 11-12
School Type All-boys Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Catholic Non-denominational
Year Founded 1962 1910
Campus Size 100 acres 121 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 185 students 300 students
% Students of Color 25% 20%
% International Students 30% 20%
% Students Boarding 100% 67%
Average SAT Score 1720 * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Grey pants and navy jacket)
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher:Student Ratio 1:7 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 3 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 64% 67%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $10 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$41,400 $49,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$3,000 $28,400
Tuition international students $45,400 $46,300
% Students on Financial Aid 39% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $13,000 $21,000
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate 75% 56%
Director of AdmissionsTimothy Riordan
Todd Holt
Associate Director of AdmissionsStephanie Salazar


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 11 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field


Total Extracurricular Organizations 11 24
ExtracurricularsAmbassador's Club, Chess Club, Cooking Club, Creative Writing , Driver's Education, Martial Arts Club, Principles of Coaching, Ski Club, Spanish Club, Weightlifting, Yearbook

School Notes:

  • Learn More - Experience More - Accomplish More. Saint Thomas More School seeks students of average to above-average intelligence who will benefit from a structured environment. The Student Assistance Program (SAP) is available to students with mild learning disabilities or ADD/ADHD. The SAP Program is also used to reinforce study skills, organizational skills, and time management skills. Beginner and intermediate levels of ESL are available for international students.

    The school has 100 wooded acres with numerous athletic fields located on the shores of Gardner Lake. The school also has 4000 feet of lakefront property to include a beach, beach volleyball court, and a boathouse. Located 35 minutes from Hartford, CT, 2 hours from Boston, Massachusetts, and 2 1/2 hours from New York City, New York.
  • LD types supported: Mild LD
  • School accreditations: New England Association of Schools And Colleges

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is Academy of the Holy Family (9.6 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Academy of the Holy Family
    All-girls  (Catholic)
    9.6 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 50 students54 W. Main Street Box 691
    BalticCT 06330
  • 28.7 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 360 studentsPO Box 128, 398 Pomfret Street
    PomfretCT 06258
  • 31.1 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 865 students333 Christian Street
    WallingfordCT 06492
  • 32.1 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 650 studentsOffice of Admission
    WindsorCT 06095
  • 32.7 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 140 studentsPO Box 237
    WoodstockCT 06281
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