St. Thomas More School

Oakdale, Connecticut, USA view map
All Boys, Roman Catholic

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St. Thomas More School is an accredited college preparatory boarding 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.

45 Cottage Road, Oakdale, Connecticut, USA 06370

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Director of Admission: Todd Holt
Admissions Phone:860-823-3861Fax:860-823-3863
Email: Website:

  • Application Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: $50
  • International Application Fee: $50
  • Accept TABS Admission Application: Yes
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Andre Drummond, '12 Helps Team USA Win Gold Medal

Posted on July 27, 2010
Andre Drummond, '12 assisted the USA Under-17 National team in winning the Gold Medal in Hamburg, Germany at the 2010 FIBA World Championships. Team USA U17 defeated Team Poland U17 by a score of 111-80. Drummond has was 3 for 4 from the field, scoring six points, grabbed one rebound and one ste

Devin Ebanks, '08 drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers

Posted on July 26, 2010
The evening of Thursday, June 24th, 2010 marked a momentous occasion for the St. Thomas More School community. Devin Ebanks, '08 was drafted in the 2nd round, 43rd overall pick to the two-time defending NBA World Champion Los Angeles Lakers. After playing for the Chancellor Post Graduate basketball

  • Founded: 1962
  • Campus Size: 100 acres
  • Grades Offered:
  • Accredited by: NEASC, CAIS/CT
Student Body
Grades 7th-post-grad
Girls     0 0 0
Boys     152 0 152
Total     152 0 152

Tuition and Financial Aid
  • 7-Day Boarding: $51,000
  • 5-Day Boarding: N/A
  • Day Tuition Fee: N/A
  • Payment Plans: Offered
  • Need-Based Aid: Offered
  • Students Receiving Aid: 37.00%
  • Average Awarded: $28,000
School Finances
  • Merit Scholarships: Offered
  • Students Receiving Merit Scholarships: 1.00%
  • Average Merit Scholarship: $36,000
  • Current Endowment: $6,000,000
  • Per Student Endowment: $40,000

Summary: The goal for each student at St. Thomas More School is to find his potential and maximize it. Our college preparatory program provides the necessary academic training for our graduates to succeed at the next level. What makes St. Thomas More unique is our approach. We provide an environment of structure, learning and trust. Our students are met with a challenging curriculum and are required to work hard, but they are not expected to do it alone. From the moment they step on campus, they are provided with small classes, individual attention, a devoted faculty and a strong support system. They discover the importance of asking questions and seeking guidance in order to achieve success. Our students learn better note-taking skills and improved studying techniques, and our teachers instill in them sound work habits through extra help and evening study hall. The requisite course load, along with structure and time management training, prepares students for what awaits them in college. St. Thomas More School's talented faculty members are committed to the achievement of their students and motivate each of them to reach their greatest potential.

Department Director: Matthew Quinn

Average Class Size: 12

Full Time Teachers: 30

Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 56.00%

Student/Teacher Ratio: 6/1

Summer Programs Offered: Offered

Advanced/Enrichment Programs
  • Post Graduate Year
Support Programs
  • ADD/ADHD Support
  • College Counseling
  • ESL: Beginning
  • ESL: Intermediate
  • ESL: Advanced
  • Learning Center
  • Learning Differences Support
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Study Skills Assistance
  • Classics
  • Creative Writing
  • Literature
  • Poetry
  • United States History
  • World History
Foreign Languages:
  • Spanish
  • Ethics
  • Mythology
  • Theology
Humanities/Social Sciences:
  • Economics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Algebra 2
Computer Studies:
  • Computer Applications
  • Computer Programming
Performing/Visual Arts:
  • Art
  • Design
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Pottery
  • Printmaking
  • Studio Art
Special Programs:
  • Community Service
  • Independent Study
  • Leadership
Distinctive or New Programs:
  • Student Assistance Program
    English as a Second Language

AP Courses Available:
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics

Department Director: Jonathan Hastings

Dorm Life

Number of Dorms: 2

Average Students Per Dorm: 30

No. of Girls Dorms: 1

No. of Boys Dorms: 1

Dorm Amenities:
Wireless Internet 

Dress Code: Uniform

Student Life

Summary: The campus has three large, two-story, dormitories (Edmunds Dorm, Kennedy Dorm and Benedict's Dorm). Together, they house 210 students along with faculty members (dorm parents) and their families. Students are assigned rooms and roommates based on age and grade level. The majority of the rooms are double occupancy rooms. Dorm parents oversee dorm activities, the residential life curriculum and serve as an adult mentor for the students. Dorm parents are available to the students during the nighttime hours. Each dorm floor has Resident Assistants (RA's) students, who are selected by the faculty to serve as mentors, role models, friends and floor monitors. All RA's go through a comprehensive, year-long, training process and are overseen by a senior faculty member. These student leaders help the dorm parents maintain a positive, familial dorm environment. Each dorm floor has a student lounge where students can relax, make food and watch television during their free time.


  • All-weather track
  • Baseball field(s)
  • Basketball court(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Technology Center
  • Sand volleyball court(s)
  • Football field
  • Indoor basketball court(s)

Clubs and Organizations

  • Asian Club
  • Astronomy Club
  • Chess Club
  • Community Service
  • Computer Club
  • Diversity Club
  • Dorm Proctors
  • Environmental Club
  • Food Council
  • Foreign Language Clubs
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • International Clubs
  • Literary Magazine
  • National Honor Society
  • Newspaper
  • Peer Counseling
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Sailing Club
  • Science Fiction Club
  • Snowboarding
  • Student Activities
  • Student Government
  • Weightlifting
  • Yearbook

Arts Department Director: Andrew Rodgers

Athletics Department Director: Don Handler

  • Art Club
Interscholastic Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Sailing
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
Recreational Sports
  • Alpine Ski Racing
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Basketball
  • Canoeing
  • Crew
  • Free Style Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Martial Arts
  • Outdoor Education
  • Paddle Tennis
  • Power Lifting
  • Sailing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Weight Lifting

Department Director: Jere Quinn

College Information

Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 100.00%

Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:

Michigan State University 15 graduates
UMass - Amherst 12 graduates
Bryant College 8 graduates
Rutgers University 8 graduates
Penn State 7 graduates
University of Wisconsin 4 graduates
West Virginia 3 graduates
Villanova 3 graduates
Boston College 2 graduates
UConn 10 graduates
Hofstra University 2 graduates
Syracuse University 1 graduates
St. Anselm's 4 graduates
Emory University 1 graduates
St. Michael's 3 graduates

Middle Percentile of SAT Scores

25th percentile 75th percentile
Critical Reading NA NA
Mathematics NA NA
Writing NA NA

Notable Alumni

Quotes from Alumni

Summary: The Summer Academic Camp at St. Thomas More School combines academics with summer recreational activities. Our five week summer program is offered to both boarding and day students ranging from 7th through 12th grade. The curriculum mirrors the regular school year in its commitment to helping young men achieve their potential through a structured, nurturing program. Students have the opportunity to earn credits and improve their academic skills. International students enrich their English in our comprehensive ESL curriculum and by being involved in the afternoon activities with native English speakers. Small classes with an average of five students ensure each student receives the attention and direction he needs to maximize his experience.

Department Director: Bridget Autencio

St. Thomas More School Summer Academic Camp

July 01, 2012 to August 03, 2012

Registration Deadline: July 01, 2012
Financial Aid Available:  No
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