Children are innately spiritual beings, and nurturing their spirituality promotes healthy development on many levels. While St. Thomas School is a non-sectarian school, spirituality is an intrinsic part of daily school life and an essential element in our approach to educating the whole child, along with physical, cognitive, and social/emotional development.
At St. Thomas School (STS), we introduce coding in preschool and continue building students' foundational coding skills through eighth grade so they can develop essential thinking, processing and communication skills that will help them succeed.
As a Microsoft Showcase School, St. Thomas School has been working with Microsoft for years to enhance learning experiences through technology. At the Learn what's Next event in New York City last month, it became clear that Microsoft's commitment to education is, on many levels, deeply personal. I was one of 20 educators who had the opportunity to attend the event, where I learned about Microsoft's upcoming education products and heard personal anecdotes from leaders at the company regarding why they are passionate about education.
Starting high school is a big change and can seem overwhelming, but taking steps to prepare students for what's in store will help ensure a smooth transition.
To help demystify the often complicated high school selection and application process, STS developed a Student Outplacement Program that offers a comprehensive array of resources, guidance and support for students and their families to help them choose the school that is the right fit for them.