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    Saint Thomas More School ::: Oakdale, Connecticut ::: Northeast U.S.

    St. Thomas More School - Oakdale, Connecticut

    • Scenic beachfront campus on Lake Gardner in southeastern Connecticut, 2 1/2 hours from Boston and New York City
    • 130 students (grades 8-12); 39% international; average class size 10 students: student/faculty ratio 5:1
    • Boys only; boarding with religious affiliation - Catholic
    • University placement include Boston University, Fordham University, among others
    • ESL Program

    Founded

    1962

    Climate

    Temperate, some snow in winter

    Student Body

    Boys only; 130 students (grades 8-12); 39% International

    Average Class Size

    10 students

    Faculty

    27 faculty; 67% with advanced degrees

    Student/Faculty Ratio

    5:1

    College Placement

    100% university placement including Boston University, Fordham University George Washington University, University of Connecticut among others

    Honors & AP

    Advanced Placement: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics

    Special Programs

    One of the few boarding schools that offers beginner's ESL

    Marking System

    St. Thomas More utilizes the standard grading system: A=90-100; B=80-89; C=70-79; D=60-69; F=0-59. The first two quarters make up the first semester.  The third and fourth quarters make up the second semester.  Report cards are issued after each of the four quarters.

    Programs of Study

    The minimum requirements for grades 9 through 12 are as follows:

    English - 4 credits
    Mathematics - 3 credits
      (Algebra I & II, Geometry)
    US History - 1 credit
    Science - 1 credit
      (Laboratory)
    Modern Language - 2 credits
      (same language)
    Theology - 1 credit
    Fine Arts - 1 credit
    Electives - 3 credits

    Modern Language: Spanish

    SAT Scores: Average SAT score = 1610 

    Accreditation

    St. Thomas More is accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges.

    Athletics

    Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross-country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track & Field

    Arts: 

    Studio arts, Art appreciation, Modern storytelling, Photography, Videography

    Extracurricular Activities

    Clubs and Activities: Art club, Athletic boosters, Autograph club, Chess club, College experience club, Cooking club, Diversity club, Give Back club, Green club, Sailing, Sci-Fi club, Social Movement club, Spanish club, Writers with attitude

    Facilities:

    3 athletic fields, Beach, Boathouse & Dock, Cafeteria, Chapel, 3 Classroom buildings, Gymnasium, Lake, Library, 3 Residence halls, Tennis courts, Track

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     




    ESL

    ESL I - Listening and Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing, Grammar

    ESL II - Grammar and Writing, Listening and Speaking