Welcome to St. Thomas Regional School, where religious truths and values are integrated with academic life.
The faculty and staff at St. Thomas Regional School work together with students, parents, and community to encourage, support and fortify the very philosophy the school was founded on in 1926- We Walk By Faith.
“Faith gives us a sense of unity and family which characterizes the personality of St. Thomas School. We encourage you to browse our site and experience the educational atmosphere of faith, flexibility and creativity affording the students a safe place where they can learn and grow.”
– Mrs. Mary DiMuccio, Principal
Saint Thomas Regional School was founded in 1926. Rev. James O’Reilly, the third pastor of St. Thomas, envisioned a school for the St. Thomas Parish. He invited the Sisters of Immaculate Heart of Mary, of Scranton Pennsylvania, to staff the school. Mother Marie was the first superior of St. Thomas Regional School. In 1926 St. Thomas opened with the Kindergarten in a room in the convent. The school grew, adding one grade each year. Instruction took place in a small area behind the altar and in the basement of the Church. As enrollment grew, grades one through four were taught in the Church, while grades five through eight occupied the second story of the Manton Avenue School, located down the street from the Church.
In 1944, Fr. Sweeney, the new pastor, envisioned a new building to accommodate instruction and provide a safe, pleasant learning environment. Fr. Sweeney was transferred before he could complete his vision for a parish school.
It was not until 1954, when Bishop McVinney hired an architectural firm and contractor to build a parish school. The doors opened in the fall of 1955. Almost one hundred years later, our school continues to nurture each child’s growth toward responsible Christian membership in society.
Mission & Philosophy
The mission of Saint Thomas Regional School is guided by the recognition that a Catholic education is unique in its integration of religious truths and values with academic life.
WE WALK BY FAITH is the philosophy by which we educate our students and encourage them to grow into well-educated, responsible, caring Christian witnesses for our community.
The Philosophy of Saint Thomas Regional School, like that of Saint Thomas the Apostle, is inspired by our faith in Jesus Christ. It is this faith that gives us a sense of unity and family which characterizes the very personality of Saint Thomas Regional School.