Mission, Vision & Catholic Charism
To provide every student with a Catholic education in a supportive and caring environment predicated on Catholic principles such as justice, truth, hospitality, community and sacramentality. Students are given opportunities to live their faith, to develop compassion and empathy for others, to treat others with dignity and respect and to strive for excellence in academics and athletics and to develop a love of learning that will stay with them throughout their lives.
To provide every student with a Catholic education in a supportive and caring environment based on the Catholic principles of justice, truth, hospitality, community and sacramentality. Students’ are given opportunities to live their faith, to develop compassion and empathy for others, and to treat others with dignity and respect. In addition, students are encouraged to strive for excellence in academics and athletics and to develop a love of learning that will stay with them throughout their lives.
Our school motto, Seek the Excellence Within, reflects our deep desire to help students develop their fullest potentials in terms of their spiritual, academic, physical, social and emotional development. Through seeking the excellence within each of us, our students become well-rounded, capable and confident persons.
Serving God and our community with courage and integrity.
St. Thomas More was an English statesman and writer who was martyred because he refused to compromise his beliefs. Thomas More was one of King Henry VIII’s most trusted advisors. In fact, he was the first layman to be named Lord Chancellor. His fortunes changed, however, when he refused to support King Henry’s request for a divorce from Catherine of Aragon. More resigned from the chancellorship in 1532 and withdrew from public life. In 1534, he was imprisoned and charged with treason because he refused to take an Oath of Supremacy that would recognize the king as the final authority over the Church in England. Because of this, he was decapitated in 1535. His final words were: “The King’s good servant, but God’s First.” More was beatified in 1886 and canonized by the Catholic Church as a saint by Pope Pius XI in 1935. On October 31, 2000, Pope John Paul II named St. Thomas More the patron saint of politicians. More’s example of a pious Christian who refused to betray his conscience, even at the cost of his life, is an inspiration for everyone
The prominent cross at the center of our logo represents our Catholic faith, which is the inspiration and primary focus for teaching and learning at St. Thomas More. The cross is centered in a knight’s helmet as a reminder of our call to be both courageous and peacemakers in the world.
Blue is the color of sea and sky and has long been a symbol of life. It is also traditionally associated with Mary, the Blessed Mother and represents peace, piety and sincerity.
The shield symbol reflects the idea that we are defenders of those in our community who need guidance and support and echoes our school charism which pledges Our services to God and community with courage and integrity.
We are the Home of the Knights!
Chosen out of respect for St. Thomas More, who was himself a Knight, our mascot, the Knight, possesses many of the characteristics we strive for in our school:
- We strive to live our core values of dignity and respect, honesty, fairness, loyalty and personal and communal growth.
- We shield and defend the weak and helpless.
- We are guided by principles of justice and fair play in all that we do.
- We are courageous in working toward achieving our goals.
Our School Prayer:
Our Local Parish:
We are so fortunate to be close to our local parish Annunciation Catholic Church. Our school community often celebrates mass at church. Providing this opportunity for student to grow their faith at church is important at our school.