A Catholic Education for All
St. Thomas of Villanova School takes great pride in its emphasis on early childhood education. Recognizing that children begin learning from birth, our early childhood program provides an academic foundation for lifelong learning.
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.
- Lifelong Friendships
- Continuity of Education
- No Stressful Transitions
- Strong Parent-Teacher-Child Relationships
- Solid Foundation of Faith
- Safe and inclusive Environment
Learn. Grow. Lead. Together.
With an emphasis on academics, small classes and well-trained faculty, we challenge students at each level to develop his or her own capabilities and passion in the pursuit of learning. With a multi-modal approach to teaching and learning, students maximize their strengths from preschool to junior high school. We offer a range of coursework including advanced programs, yet we have resources to provide individualized attention and enhancement. We are committed to helping children develop into well-rounded individuals with a balance between academic pursuits and other activities.
While St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic School encourages teamwork and cooperation, we acknowledge and welcome individual growth and independent thinking. From Preschool to Eighth grade, an education from St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic School guarantees lifelong friendships, continuity of education, no stressful transitions and strong parent and teacher relationships.
A Strong Curricula of Coursework
Whether our curriculum is aimed at 3 year olds or junior high school students, our curriculum is designed to meet and exceed all Illinois State and National standards guidelines. Our curriculum is both challenging and exciting. It is continually modified to reflect advances in curriculum development and to better promote scholastic achievement for our students. We integrate various teaching methods into a traditional, broad-based curriculum with a multi-modal approach and focus not only on fundamentals but also on higher level thinking skills.
Science and STEM
With a newly renovated and updated science lab and Smithsonian Science Curricula, our students have easy access to the latest technology and STEM coursework. Our lab is equipped with individualized student lab desks with instruments such as new microscopes for exciting lab projects. It also supports animal life such as ducklings, lizards and rodents. All students are able to enhance critical thinking skills to become literate in today’s global society
Literacy, comprehension, spelling and writing are heavily emphasized throughout all coursework.
Fine and Performing Arts
We have a ﬁrm commitment to the ﬁne arts with a deep appreciation of the beneﬁts of such programs like art, band, chorus and theater for all students at any age. Younger students learn music through art exercises, manipulatives, instruments, and other materials daily. All students have a weekly art class with skilled art instruction and new art tables and seating for enhanced creativity. Music class is oﬀered weekly with band oﬀered as an elective beginning in the fourth grade. Our Performing Arts program oﬀers our Pre-K through 3rd grade students to be in a vocal ensemble with older students having the ability to contribute in drama, dance and set design and production through our annual musicals.
Math is also provided in accordance with the Common Core Curriculum. Diﬀerent levels are provided throughout the grades with pre-Algebra in 6th-7th Grades and Algebra in 7th-8th grades and Advanced Algebra in 8th grade.
Students incorporate individual literacy and comprehension skills when reading history non-ﬁction. They use charts, photos, captions and glossaries to learn about the past. Text support and resources provided by the technology lab and the library assist in the students’ learning. Social studies also becomes more active with our History and State Fairs along with our Wax Museum.
After School Tutoring
We offer free tutoring to our students before school, during lunch recess and after school until 3pm. Contact your teacher to schedule a time. The staﬀ of St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic School works together to ensure every child is being oﬀered every opportunity to succeed. Staﬀ and parents collaborate to recognize any areas in which students may need additional assistance.