St. Thomas Preschool Earns 5 STARS (Again)!

Saint Thomas Preschool has earned a 5 STAR Rating through the Kentucky Division of Child Care's All STARS Program. A 5 STAR Rating is the highest possible quality rating. Our preschool was the first preschool in Fort Thomas to receive a 5 STAR rating and has been 5 STAR since the program's inception in 2016.Factors considered include Family and Community Engagement, Classroom and Instructional Quality, Staff Qualifications and Professional Development, and Administrative and Leadership Practices.Saint Thomas Preschool is committed to providing a high quality learning environment for three, four and five year old students.Our Open House is on Sunday, January…

Preschool Zoo-phonics

Preschoolers have been working hard learning their alphabet and letter sounds. This year, St. Thomas Preschool implemented a Multi-Sensory Language Arts Program called Zoo-phonics. Students use their eyes, ears, mouths, and bodies to learn their ABC’s. This approach allows all students to learn based on their individual strengths.The program uses animals drawn in the shape of a letter for ease of memory. For each letter, there is a coordinating body movement and a sound. This approach cements the sound to the identification of that letter.Preschool’s hard work is paying off! After just four months using the Zoo-phonics program, 50% of…

Advent Season at St. Thomas

The Advent Season at St. Thomas is filled with some of our longest standing faith traditions with weekly prayer services and a Christmas Play. The theme for this year's advent is "We All Bring Different Gifts" that follows the theme of our school year which is "Different By Design. Better Together." Third and Seventh Grades each prepared an advent prayer service for the whole school based on the theme. Second grade also prepared a prayer service that was in the form of a reenactment of the Nativity based on the Gospels of Luke and Matthew. To cap off the Advent…

Saint Thomas Christmas Concert

Last Thursday evening, the students came together to fill the church with their beautiful singing voices in a Christmas Concert entitled "In Perfect Harmony". Traditional and non-traditional songs were included in the program and even some original work by our music teacher, Mr. Markey. The entire school joined together to sing the last song of the night, "Let There Be Peace on Earth." 

Service Learning Projects

The students have been working on their service learning projects. Each year, each grade level plans and completes a service project. School-wide service projects are also completed each school year. This year as a school, the students collected food and donated it to needy families in the area for Thanksgiving.Preschool collected over 300 pairs of underwear and 80 pairs of socks to be donated to families in need in Campbell County. Great work, preschool! Kindergarten collected dimes in conjunction with their lessons on money. The dimes they collected will be used to buy bricks to build a school in Madagascar. Way to…

Fourth Grade Hosts Local Senior in Special Tradition

 Mrs. Holtz's fourth grade class hosted local senior citizens for breakfast on Friday, November 22nd.  This St. Thomas tradition is a special way to honor our community.  Students & parents prepare the food, decorations & entertainment, themselves!  

Saint Thomas School Awarded the Blue Ribbon

Principal Deborah Flamm and teachers Mrs. Meyer and Miss Schnell were in Washington D.C. to receive the Blue Ribbon Award from the Department of Education. Saint Thomas School is the only private elementary school in the greater Cincinnati area to receive the award this year. Way to go Tomcats! Pictured L to R: Karly Meyer, Deborah Flamm, Kristen Schnell

Fall Activities Highlights

Activities are in full swing here at STS. The 5th grade built snap circuits to create movement, light, and , sound in 4H club. Second Grade finished up their science lessons on plants by visiting the Fort Thomas Florist. Eighth graders pictured above, along with the seventh grade, participated in an overnight field trip at Camp Joy.

STS Celebrates Red Ribbon Week!

Red Ribbon Week was a great success at Saint Thomas School! It was a week full of activities.  On Wednesday, October 23rd, students began Red Ribbon Week, dressed in red shirts with a prayer service in the gym. They also received a pair of red ribbon week sunglasses.  On Thursday, the students "Doubled Up Against Drugs" by dressing up like another student for Twin Day! And on Friday, the students wore crazy hats.  

St. Thomas School Named a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School

Saint Thomas School has been named a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School and among the nation's top schools by the U.S. Department of Education. Only 50 non-public schools receive this prestigious award each year. Saint Thomas School is the only private elementary school in the greater Cincinnati area to receive the award this year. National Blue Ribbon Schools are named based on overall academic excellence or based on progress in closing the achievement gap among student subgroups."What makes this award prestigious is there are only 50 Catholic schools in the entire U.S. each year who receive the award. We are…