Philosophy of the Curriculum
St. Thomas More School provides a broad range of subjects designed to help our students "learn to learn." The knowledge and capabilities these young men attain will help them in college and their future careers.
The St. Thomas More education develops in students the necessary skills for future success as globally aware and confident young men in the twenty-first century. The rich academic experience features an innovative, engaging, collaborative, technological, creative, and experiential curriculum supported by special care and attention in small class sizes. Our young men gain independence, self-discipline, and self-reliance from their academic success, while learning how to advocate for themselves by seeking personal assistance when needed.
Credits and Course Requirements
Our curriculum is developed with the understanding that all students who enroll at St. Thomas More School will attain college acceptance. In order to realize that expectation, a student must have a solid background in English literature and composition, Mathematics, and a broad exposure to History, foreign languages, Science, and the Arts. Our curriculum, designed around required courses desired by most colleges, enables our students to develop the skills necessary for matriculation to and success in college.
St. Thomas More School will award a diploma upon the successful completion of at least 18 college preparatory credits. Most courses are one-credit courses. The student must earn:
Four (4) credits in English
Three (3) credits in Mathematics (Alg. I, Alg. II, Geometry or their equivalents)
Two (2) credits Science with at least one laboratory science
Two (2) credits in Foreign Language or additional English Language or Writing Courses
Two (2) credits in Social Science
Two (3) additional credits in English, Language, Math, Science, or History
Plus two (2) credits in elective courses