WE PROVIDE AN EXCEPTIONAL ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE IN A FAITH-BASED ENVIRONMENT

FAST FACTS​​​:

  • St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School was founded in June 1927
  • St. Thomas School is associated with St. Thomas the Apostle Parish founded in 1846
  • Grades offered:  Preschool, Full Day Kindergarten through 8th grade
  • Little Saints Preschool founded in 2008 and stand alone school built in 2016
  • Preschool offers 3 and 4 year olds  programs
  • We offer Fair Ability Tuition to active members in the following parishes:  St. Thomas the Apostle-Crystal Lake, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton-Crystal Lake, St. Mary-Huntley, Resurrection-Woodstock
  • Enrollment:  Approximately 250 students in grades preschool - 8th grade
  • Accreditation:  Illinois State Board of Education & Diocese of Rockford
  • Student to Teacher Ratio:  16:1 average
  • Our school offers a strong foundation in all core subjects - religion, reading, math, English, social studies, and science
  • In addition to our academic curriculum we also offer these specials: art, music, physical education, and technology.
  • Our teachers focus on teaching our students to meet and exceed State and Diocesan goals and standards.
  • Our homeroom teachers hold state teaching certificates
  • Every teacher earns credentials as a certified Catechist by the Diocese of Rockford
  • Weekly school mass with student participation
  • Teachers integrate faith in all courses, including specials
  • Member of the Northwest Suburban Catholic Conference, an athletic conference composed of Catholic schools located in McHenry County
  • Athletics are offered for girls and boys in grades 5-8 with some intramural sports offered starting in grade 3
  • Sports include basketball, cheerleading, cross country, track, and volleyball
  • Facilities include Oak Street church, elementary school, junior high school, gym, music room, science lab, computer lab, art room, library, cafeteria with hot lunch, and nurse's office with a full-time nurse on staff
  • Affordable After School Child Care Available
  • Bus Service is available at no charge to students living inside the Crystal Lake School District 47, subject to District 47 policies
  • Location:  265 King Street, Crystal Lake, IL  60014
  • School Day Schedule:  7:30 am - 2:00 pm