Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy is committed to offering a Catholic education in an environment that allows students to grow to their fullest spiritual, educational and individual potential.
Our Elementary campus (grades PreK-3 through 6th) is located at St. Mary Parish in the town of Peshtigo. We offer a comprehensive educational program inclusive of Reading, Language Arts, STEM, Mathematics, Religion, Music, Art, Physical Education, Keyboarding, Study Skills, and Computer Applications. Students at the Elementary Campus participate in a wide variety of activities and extra curricular programs to broaden and enrich their personal and social development.
As part of a broader process of renewal and transformation, in the 2017-18 school year, the Elementary school will adopt a blended learning academic model, which integrates digital content with small group and individualized instruction in the classrooms. This allows for greater customization and personal attention to the learning needs ans strengths of each child. Core elements of teh model include significant investments in technology including Chrome books in the classroom and new digital curriculum – as well as extensive professional development for teachers.
Our exceptional faculty are degreed, state licensed, highly dedicated professional educators dedicated to giving our children three cornerstones for life.
“The Light of Faith” is shared as students participate in weekly liturgies, religious instruction, sacramental opportunities, retreats, and service to our faith communities.
In addition, “The Light of Love” is cultivated as our students are immersed in an orderly, safe and caring environment. Respect for self and others are central elements in each student’s education. Every child is given the opportunity to experience the value of “serving others” by participating in special class projects and activities which support the parish and local community.
“The Light of Learning” comes from encouraging each child to build a wonder and desire for knowledge through instruction, exploration and creativity. With individual attention that stems from a low student to teacher ratio and enriching curriculum our students are given the effective building blocks for academic success in the future. Exposure to new ideas and concepts build Social Development with special assemblies, Christmas and Spring Music Programs, Intergrade Activities, Fun and Exciting Field Trips, Grandparents & Special Person Day and field activities.
Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy’s Elementary campus has a long tradition of educational excellence. Students have continuously achieved high scores on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills, and Cognitive Abilities Test. Repeatedly, students have ranked within the top 30 percent of students in their age groups; in Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science.
“There is nothing on this earth more prized than true friendship”
St. Thomas Aquinas