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

  • 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:  7:45 am - 2:15 pm