St. Thomas More School

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.

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Definition of Terms
 | 2021 School Data
St. Thomas MoreBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered8-12, PG9-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationCatholicNon-denominational
Year Founded19621907
Campus Size100 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment130 students300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1060* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Polo Shirts for School Day - Jacket and Tie for Formal Events)
Average Class Size8 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Student : Teacher Ratio5:17:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered618
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size$6 million$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Tuition international students$56,900$54,500
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$21,234$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Acceptance Rate

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsRoland Lemay
Associate Director of AdmissionsGreg Ladd

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered618
CoursesAP 2D Art, AP Calculus, AP Environmental Science, AP Government, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics


# Interscholastic Sports Offered716
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Tennis, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations623
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Chess Club, Cooking Club, Robotics, Yearbook

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Tennis Club, Weightlifting

College Matriculation

Year: 2014 - 201810 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Villanova University4
Sacred Heart University3
SUNY Stonybrook3
University of Connecticut3
University of Michigan3
Penn State2
Dickinson College1
George Washington University1
Howard University1
Tulane University1
Link to Matriculation Data

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

Profile last updated: 04/12/2021

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