The summer programs at St. Thomas More School combine academics, study skills, athletics, and summer recreational activities because we know that you can have a fun and memorable summer and be in a better position to achieve your goals when you return to school in the fall.
We offer a number of different programs to ensure an age-appropriate experience that maximizes your time, effort and results.
Whether you are a middle school student preparing for high school, a high school student who wants to get a head start on your course work for the fall, a high school student who needs to retake an important class, or an international student who wants to focus on your English skills and experience a traditional "American" summer, we have a program that fits your needs.
Our formula for success in the summer is much the same as in our regular session: great teachers, individualized attention, small classes, challenging and fun athletics and extracurricular activities in a 100% boarding environment. The two recent testimonials below will give you a good sense of what students and parents think of the experience.
Please contact us if you have any additional questions about Summer@STM. We hope to see you on campus!
Mr. Matt Quinn
Head of School, Dean of Academics and Summer School Director
"At first, I didn’t know what to expect at the Saint Thomas More summer school. I was very surprised, though, to find that it was really cool! It was a great experience because I learned a lot, made many friends, and had fun. The weekend trips were really awesome and the lake activities were fun. The teachers were so nice and friendly and I learned some great skills in classes. It was a fun way to learn a lot over the summer."
-Evan - 10th grader
"...I can't get over the wonderful job you have done with our son...From his history course he learned how to take notes, from his Pre-Algebra class he gained quite a bit of confidence, and from his Reading class, he learned to love reading. He has read three books on his own since camp - something that was unheard of a few months ago. He designed a study schedule very much like the schedule at camp and has been following it...So far he has an "A" average in his courses."
-parent of Sam - 7th grader
Summer 2020 (Full Session July 6 - July 31)
Our summer sessions combine our proven academic programs with the best summer recreational activities. Whether you want to avoid summer “learning loss”, enjoy a traditional summer camp experience, get into that higher-level course in the fall, or earn make up credits for a course that you underperformed in, spending a summer at St. Thomas More School will be a great decision. You will improve your academic and study skills, participate in a wide variety of sports and activities and be better prepared to shine in high school, all while enjoying our beautiful campus on Gardner Lake.
Learn2Learn - (for students entering 7th, 8th or 9th)
Academic Camp - accelerate or recover - (for students entering 10th, 11th or 12th)
English Language Institute (ELI) - (for grades 7-12)
Session Dates and Tuition
Full: July 6 – July 31
First: July 6 –July 18
Second: July 19 – July 31
Learn2Learn $4,950 $2,950 $2,950 Academic Camp-Accelerate $5,950 $3,250 $3,250 Academic Camp-Recover $5,950 n/a n/a English Language Institute $5,950 $3,550 $3,550
Applying to summer@STM
Our application process is designed to help us get to know you and for you to get to know us. Applications are accepted until the sessions are full and decisions are made on a student's application when all of the materials have been received. To ensure the availability of courses, athletic and extra-curricular choices, applying early is advised.
The application process includes an application, your current, and prior-year grades, two references (English, Math or Principal/Guidance Counselor.) A phone or skype interview is recommended.
For non-US citizens planning on attending: You do not need an I20/F1 visa to attend summer@STM. Contact us if you need additional documentation to obtain appropriate travel status from your country.
Information for Guidance Counselors and Academic Deans
Summer@STM offers a variety of programs, including credit recovery. We are happy to discuss with you in detail our academic "recovery" program and work with you to develop a plan for your student.
Visits are encouraged and campus tours can be scheduled (typically Monday-Friday, and some Saturdays) all year long.
For More Information Contact
The Office of Admissions
Transportation to summer@STM:
By car: See our directions.
Air and Rail: Transportation to and from airports and rail stations can be arranged through the business office. Escorts for campers who are traveling as unaccompanied minors can also be arranged with proper advance notice. Amtrak has regularly scheduled service to New London, CT. The station is approximately 15 miles from campus. For domestic flights, most fly into Bradley International Airport (Hartford, CT) or T. F. Green Airport (Providence, RI). International students typically use Boston Logan (MA).