Join us on January 12, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for our last Open House. Families considering Preschool through Middle School should plan to attend. The program begins with a welcome from the Head of School and a student panel consisting of current and past students. Campus tours will begin after the student panel.
The Innovation Committee was formed broadly in response to a recognition that teachers at St. Thomas School continually look for ways to extend and enhance children's learning experiences through new projects, equipment and resources etc. Such projects often require unforeseen investment or financial outlay beyond usual annual divisional budgets.
After a very successful Raise the Paddle event at last year's Auction, $180,000 was raised to support innovative projects within St. Thomas School. The Innovation Grant Committee was established in July 2013. We worked over the summer to develop a process to accept and consider applications from staff and faculty to request funds for new and novel projects in school.
The self-study is a vital part of accreditation process, it provides the opportunity for the School to examine and evaluate itself in light of its own mission and philosophy, articulate areas of strength, and consider areas for improvement. All members of the community have been involved. Over the past 18 months, parents, trustees, and faculty and staff have been meeting in small committees to respond to a series of thought-provoking questions that make up the self-study. Demonstrating that the School meets the very high standards of the association is part of this process as well. Parents, students, and faculty and staff also completed a comprehensive survey in the spring of 2012. That information has also served the School well as we considered areas of strength and growth.