Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get more information about St. Thomas Catholic School?

Call the school at 218-283-3430 or the parish office at 283-3293 or email us  at

How big are the classes?

Classes are small at St. Thomas. Classes typically run 8-12 students. The classrooms are divided or combined in a manner to ensure good student to  teacher ratios.

What does it cost to attend St. Thomas?

Parishioner rate is $2250. Non-parishioner rate is $3250.

Is financial aid available?

Yes. Need-based tuition assistance is available through a confidential  application process utilizing the SMART Tuition Aid Analysis Services.

Are there uniforms?

No, but we expect the students to be dressed in a tasteful and appropriate  manner.

Is busing provided to and from school?

Bus transportation is provided at no cost to students. Call the Bus Garage for more information. 283-2050

Are special education services available?

Special education services are provided after students have qualified for them and are provided by district  361.

Is St. Thomas School Accredited?

 Minnesota Nonpublic School Accreditting Association (MNSAA) ensures that St. Thomas meets standards of excellence with a self study, strategic plan and site visits to ensure levels of instruction.

Can I volunteer?

Yes!  We do require our volunteers to complete a Safe Environment training which can be found at