The STV School Advantage
Despite its continued growth, St. Thomas has always maintained a low student-teacher ratio and a warm and “homey “ feel that makes parents and students feel truly connected as a community. At STV School, every child, every family, matters. This close-knit community, paired with our dedication to growth and development, is our advantage.
St. Thomas of Villanova School professes as its Mission Statement the ongoing development of a close knit Christian educational community, by providing a high-quality academic education 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 student success as lifelong learners.
A great education is the ultimate gift a parent can give to a child, and we are committed to helping provide exceptional students with the opportunities an education from St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic School offers.
The pursuit of academic excellence, the desire to succeed, and the drive to effect positive change in the world define us. Students and faculty work cohesively to set and achieve goals in a setting filled with energy and compassion. At St. Thomas of Villanova, we live, play and work with purpose.
St. Thomas of Villanova School, an integral part of the Saint 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. The Saint Thomas school staff, in cooperation with the parents who are the primary educators of their children, have organized a total curriculum as follows:
To develop the students’ understanding of and loyalty to the teachings and heritage of the Roman Catholic faith, help them to acquire Catholic moral and spiritual values, and provide them with opportunities for prayer and worship.
To foster our students’ understanding of human knowledge and culture, encourage their powers to reason independently, solve problems, be creative and to accept responsibility for self-evaluation and continued self-instruction as they prepare for high school and beyond. To help our students develop socially and acquire a sense of responsibility for their home, school, parish, community and country.
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 our our small, close knit community.
We aim to educate the whole child, and promise that you will be making a priceless investment in your child’s future. It is our goal to offer a rich learning environment that is affordable to all families. St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic School admits students of any race, color, sex, national, and ethnic origins to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities available at the school.
“Our school is a happy place, a safe place,” said Father Ray Yadron, Pastor Emeritus, who although retired, still stops in to chat with students from time to time. “When I go in there, the kids are inquisitive, knowledgeable, happy and excited. The dedication of the teachers and principals is second to none. Like I’ve always said…We’re small, but we’re mighty.”