Smiles filled the classrooms and hallways on Wednesday, August 14 as St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic School opened for the...
7:35am – 2:25pm
Extended Care Available
1141 E. Anderson Dr. Palatine, IL 60074
Fax (847) 776-1435
Preschool 3 & 4
K – 8th Grade
Learning. Growing. Leading. Together.
Welcome to the St. Thomas of Villanova School website. Our mission is the ongoing development of a close knit Christian educational community, providing academic excellence through a challenging curriculum to all of its students. Enriched by Catholic beliefs and values, St. Thomas of Villanova School’s atmosphere seeks to cultivate the students’ spiritual, academic, physical and social abilities to the fullest, thereby laying the foundation for success as lifelong learners.
Underlying all our efforts is the belief that each of our students is a unique child of God. Our endeavor is to help the students realize their God-given potential to its fullest within the atmosphere of our small, close knit community.
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Why Choose St. Thomas of Villanova
We are a neighborhood school established upon a Core Philosophy of Academic Excellence, Faith, Values and Community. These four core values encourage the pursuit of education, self-discipline and charity for others, while living the Catholic faith through action.
A Safe and Inclusive Neighborhood School
We pride ourselves on providing a secure, happy, safe and inclusive environment in which children from Preschool to Eighth Grade are encouraged to explore their potential in a Catholic Based Educational Environment.
How Do I Enroll My Student?
We understand choosing the right school for your child is an important decision. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you and your family in person to gain an understanding of your child’s needs and interests, and to share our school’s true experience. School tours are available. Please Contact Us to Schedule an Appointment.
What We Offer
St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic School boasts a rich history, steeped with scholarship, innovation and philanthropy.
- Academic Excellence
- Family Values
- Before/After Care
- Free Busing & Tutoring
We provide a safe, nurturing and developmentally appropriate learning environment for children. Students develop confidence and gain life skills through teamwork, decision making, critical thinking and integration of all academic subjects. These efforts are supported by a strong infrastructure of technology, the arts, social studies and language arts.
Our commitment to spiritual growth is based on Gospel values that touch each dimension of school life at St. Thomas of Villanova. Through religious curriculum in all grades, sacrament preparation, daily prayer, regular celebration of school mass, and prayer services prepared and presented by the students, each day provides, by living example, the message of Christ.
One of the hallmarks of St. Thomas of Villanova is the close working relationship enjoyed by teachers, students and parents. Parental volunteerism and participation in student activities, our dedicated faculty with a low student/teacher ratio, the Family School Association, the School Board and the Athletic Department all help in creating a strong family atmosphere at our school.
St. Thomas of Villanova School is a key ministry of the greater St. Thomas of Villanova parish community. Students participate in such service projects as a school supply drive for our sharing school and Christmas adopt-a-family. Students fulfill service commitments tailored to their interests and the needs of the community. This solid foundation of values inspires students to “reach beyond” our local borders.
Students develop teamwork and leadership skills in the classroom through group projects and presentations, academic mentoring, Student Council, and other activities that create relationships across grade levels. These activities enhance confidence and foster personal growth while focusing on individual accountability to a team. The emphasis is on faith, discipline and values that help the student build character and develop good work habits that carry into adulthood.
Through the support of our Alumni Association, STV is proud to offer its students and faculty access to new and innovative technological resources that support the curriculum and generate enthusiasm as well as meaningful learning experiences across all subject areas and disciplines.
Before & After Care
Before and After School Care is available for St. Thomas students. Hours are 7:00 AM – 7:30 AM before and 2:25 PM – 6:00 PM after school. Children can attend on a regular basis as arranged by contract between parent and school. Contact the office for more details.
Free Busing & Tutoring
We offer free busing for preschool-8th grade students within District 15 and more than 1.5 miles from the school, or has a cross hazard. We also offer free after school tutoring to all STV students. Students are able to work one-on-one with a tutor and concentrate on areas of study which need more attention. Contact the office for more details.
More Than Extra Curricular
Learning and Growing Through a Foundation of Faith
St. Thomas of Villanova School, an integral part of the St. Thomas Parish, is a community of students, parents, teachers, staff and clergy united for the purpose of creating a Christian Educational Community where a quality education is offered in an atmosphere enriched by Catholic values and beliefs.