Hello!  My name is Colleen Nieckula, I am the Advancement Director here at St.Thomas the Apostle School.   We are so excited to share our wonderful school with you!   I would love to answer any questions you may have or give you a personal tour.   

Please contact me directly at:
815-459-0946  x204
847-620-9950 (mobile)


Enrollment Information

Registration Process

  1. Fill out the Enrollment Application
  2. Complete FACTS as detailed below

Volunteer Requirement:

All families are asked to give 20 hours of volunteer time.

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Registration and payments are conveniently completed through FACTS. St. Thomas School has partnered with the FACTS Management Company to help us manage our tuition payment program and financial aid assessment. All tuition payments will be made online through FACTS.

FACTS provides flexible payment plan options to families at private and faith-based schools. Families can budget their tuition,
making private school more accessible and affordable. Our process is simple, convenient, and secure.

Click the logo above to begin.


lllinois State Guidelines recommends that a child be five years of age on or before September 1st to enter kindergarten. To enter PK 3, a child must be at least three years of age on or before September 1st. To enter PK 4/5, a child must be at least four years of age on or before September 1st. All students must have physical/health records on file with the school nurse before registration is considered complete. This includes a physical examination and all needed immunizations before entering preschool, kindergarten and sixth grade and dental exams before entering kindergarten, second, and sixth grades. A vision exam is also required prior to entering kindergarten. Students in all grades coming from out of state will also need an updated physical and immunization record. All health records are due before the first day of school.

Any student in K-8 who is transferring from another Catholic school must be in good academic, behavioral and financial standing at their former school before we will consider enrolling them at St. Thomas. Junior High students will be interviewed and acceptance/admission will be determined on a case by case basis.

Transferring students will be accepted on a first term probationary status.


All Catholic schools in the Rockford Diocese shall admit students of any race, gender, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of their educational policies, scholarship and loan program, and athletic and other school administered programs. No child will ever be denied admission based on an inability to pay. In some situations, at the principal’s discretion, a student may be refused admission when he/she has academic, social, or behavioral problems for which the school does not have adequate resources. Exceptions may be considered by the principal and/or the pastor.