We strive to educate the whole child. It is important to teach to the intellectual, emotional, physical, and spiritual development of the child. St. Thomas More Catholic School uses the curriculum guidelines of the Department of Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of San Antonio along with the Texas State Standards as its main source for determining the course of instruction. To accomplish these goals, teachers will use textbooks, workbooks, group projects, and other outside resources as necessary to assure mastery of these objectives. Special attention is given to developing age and skill appropriate teaching practices to meet the needs of all students. All students receive instruction in the core courses of religion, math, English, literature, science and social studies as prescribed by the TCCED Bell to Bell schedule. Students will also receive instruction in the specialty subjects of music, art, physical education, computer science, and Spanish. Information on Archdiocesan Curriculum can be found on the Archdiocesan website at www.sacatholicschools.org.
St. Thomas More Catholic School offers a full-day and a half-day, five-day a week Pre-Kindergarten three and four year old program. Each class is lead by a certified teacher.
The Pre-Kindergarten curriculum includes pre-reading skills, phonics, mathematical concepts, handwriting, journal writing, religion, science, social studies, and social skills development. Students experience elective classes in Spanish, technology, Library, and Physical Education.
The Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) is administered to students in grades 1st – 8th. The goal of ITBS is to provide a comprehensive assessment of student progress in the areas of language and math. Results provide the school with diagnostic data that is used to assist with remediation and better preparation of the school curriculum. Archdiocesan Policy dictates that students in 2nd and 6th grade are required to also take the CogAT.