A Day in the Life...
8:00 - 8:40 am Breakfast
Starting the day off with a good meal is important. Breakfast at STM offers a wide range of options, ranging from omelet and waffle-making stations to cereal, fruits, muffins, bagels, toast, eggs and hash browns. Juice, milk and coffee are also available.
8:40 - 8:55 am Room Inspection
Organization, neatness and cleanliness are hallmarks of successful people. Daily room inspection is a time where student rooms are inspected for cleanliness, organized desks and closets, and a neat and orderly room appearance. Students are also checked for dress code and shaving during this time.
9:00 am - 2:30 pm Class/Lunch
Small classes and dedicated instruction are two of the cornerstones to success at St. Thomas More School. In the classrooms, the ‘process of learning' (or learning how to learn.) is taught through organizational and note-taking skills, laboratories, hands-on activities, presentations, and varied lectures.
2:30 - 3:00 pm Extra Help
Monday through Thursday, every teacher is available in his or her classrooms to provide individualized extra help to students. Students are encouraged to use this one-on-one time with their teachers to stay on track - if you get behind, this meeting could be mandatory until you catch up.
3:00 - 5:00 pm Activities, Afternoon Study Hall, Athletics and Free Time
This time is often used to relax, watch TV, and regroup for afternoon athletics. Afternoon Study Hall, one of St. Thomas More School's academic ‘safety nets', is also held for students who need additional time to complete their work or who need support in one or more of their classes. Interscholastic athletics, intramurals, weight/cross training and the Yearbook meeting during this time. Teamwork is emphasized in all activities.
5:00 - 6:30 pm Athletics
The dining hall provides home-style meals for every dinner. Every night 1-2 hot entrées with vegetable sides are offered. In addition, a salad bar and pasta station are available at every dinner service.
6:00 - 7:20 pm Activities, clubs, free time
Student use this time to relax with friends, work out in the gym or outside, order takeout food from local pizza and Chinese restaurants, and to get a head start on homework. In the fall and spring, students are often found outside playing lacrosse, playing catch and relaxing by the waterfront.
8:00 - 9:30 pm Study Hall
Sunday through Thursday, every student participates in a supervised study hall in his dorm room. Proctored by faculty, students work in a quiet, focused environment. Achieving Honor role status, and maintaining it, allows students to have closed door study hall.
9:30 - 10:00/10:15 pm Quiet Time
Quiet time is spent on the dorm floor. Students watch television, shower, have a snack and generally relax after a busy day.
10:15 - 10:30 pm Lights Out
Campus-wide lights out goes into effect at 10:15 pm for the younger students and 10:30 pm for the older students. On the weekends (Friday and Saturday), lights out is at 11:00 pm.