Continuous improvement is grounded in the mission and strategic plan of Saint Thomas Academy. Each school year we work to continuously innovate and best serve our students and families. As part of our ongoing ISACS accreditation process, this spring we partnered with the consulting firm ISM to complete a deep dive into our daily schedule.
The daily schedule is analyzed yearly by faculty, staff, and students through surveys. Saint Thomas Academy adopted a block schedule for the 2016-17 school year. The schedule was most recently adjusted in the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years.
The Scheduling Task Force consists of faculty members from each department and Division Heads. The group met with ISM and consulted student and faculty focus groups, analyzed survey results and other data collection points to present the enhancements to the block schedule.
Meet the learning and wellness needs of our students.
Meet the professional and wellness needs of our faculty.
Find time for more electives (semester based) in the Upper School.
Provide community time (assembly, advisory, formation, Mass).
Guarantee extra help (dedicated tutoring time) on a daily basis (30 minutes).
Preserve the shared Upper School VISTA band/orchestra program with Visitation.