45 Cottage Road
Oakdale, CT 06370
St. Thomas More School is an accredited college preparatory school in the Catholic tradition for students who have demonstrated intellectual ability but who have not yet realized their potential.
Within a structured environment, we strive to motivate, nurture, and strengthen the intellectual, moral, physical, and social development of every student.
Dedicated faculty, individualized attention, small classes, challenging yet fun athletics and extracurricular activities, in a 100% boarding environment, are the cornerstones of an STM education.
Our robust Summer@STM program combines academics, study skills, athletics, and recreational activities, to ensure that students have a fun & memorable summer and are in a better position to achieve their goals when they return to school in the fall.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 8-12, PG
  • Students: 130 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $56,900
  • Acceptance rate: 69%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

St. Thomas More School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 308 schools) for:

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Attribute
Student Attention

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2021 School Data
St. Thomas More School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
8-12, PG
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1962
1907
Campus Size
100 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
130 students
300 students
% Students of Color
41%
25%
% International Students
30%
20%
% Students Boarding
100%
70%
Average SAT Score
1060
* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Polo Shirts for School Day - Jacket and Tie for Formal Events)
Casual
Average Class Size
8 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
6
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
67%
70%
Summer Program Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$6 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$56,900
$59,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a
$33,250
Tuition international students
$56,900
$54,500
% Students on Financial Aid
42%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$21,234
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
69%
58%
Director of Admissions
Roland Lemay
Associate Director of Admissions
Greg Ladd

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
6
17
Courses
AP 2D Art, AP Calculus, AP Environmental Science, AP Government, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered
7
16

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
6
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Cooking Club, Robotics, Yearbook

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Tennis Club, Weightlifting

College Matriculation

Year: 2014 - 2018
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Villanova University
4
Sacred Heart University
3
SUNY Stonybrook
3
University of Connecticut
3
University of Michigan
3
Penn State
2
Dickinson College
1
George Washington University
1
Howard University
1
Tulane University
1

School Notes

  • More Learning- More Community- More Involvement
  • The school campus comprises 100 wooded acres with numerous athletic fields located on the shores of Gardner Lake. Our 4000 feet of lakefront property includes 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.
  • Summer@STM Full four-week Session: Sunday July 7, 2019 - Friday August 2, 2019  Half Session: Session 1: Sunday July 7 - Tuesday July 20, Session 2: Wednesday July 20 - Friday August 2
  • LD types supported: Mild LD
  • St. Thomas More School accreditations: New England Association of Schools And Colleges
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Andre Drummond - NBA All-Star Cleveland Cavaliers
    • Yuta Watanabe - NBA Toronto Raptors
    • Eric Paschall - NBA Golden State Warriors
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  • Grades: (Boarding) 8-12, PG
  • Students: 130 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $56,900
  • Acceptance rate: 69%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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