School Details

St. Thomas the Apostle School

50 Byrd Ave, Bloomfield, NJ 07003
(973) 338-8505
NR

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 374 students 15 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

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About this school

St. Thomas the Apostle School is a private middle school in Bloomfield. 374 children attend St. Thomas the Apostle School and are mostly Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. The student to teacher ratio at St. Thomas the Apostle School is 15:1. Bloomfield Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 66% %
Black, non-Hispanic 6% %
Multiracial 6% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 13% %
Hispanic 13% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    St. Thomas is a great alternative to Bloomfield Public schools. Unlike public schools there is no mandate to follow the Common Core standards. The teachers are free to teach the ways they know best. All the teachers are there because they love teaching- not due to their public school salaries or pensions. This school has a strong community feeling. Opportunities for after school activities and sports are plentiful which produces well-rounded students. The students have a sense of pride attending STA.

  • (8 months ago)

    Top priority was not all about academics. Sports and fundraising and fundraising - definite yes. You have some good teachers but many can use more training. Decent amount of extra curricular activities may be important to some.

  • (11 months ago)

    Not worth the money. Teachers and academics are so-so. They put emphasis on sports though ... so if that's what you want this is for you. Disappointed.

  • (5 years ago)

    My children love St. Thomas. They have made friends and the school has taught them not only academics but how to be caring and compassionate as well. Its a small welcoming community and everyone at the school know my kids' names.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love STA. It is the best school! I think everyone is nice and great to people. Some people say that STA is a horrible place to send your children but your very wrong. St.Thomas the Apostle School is the best with great teachers staff and a great principal!!

  • (6 years ago)

    STA is a great school my son loves going to STA and thanks me everyday for sending him to STA. He has made wonderful friends and I also have made great friends. He is doing excellent in all is classes. His teachers are well-educated and amazing.

  • (6 years ago)

    I thought St. Thomas was horrible for my girls. The children aren't nice and the teachers aren't well-educated. They can't control the room sometimes. My daughter just graduated and I am so happy she is out of there. The only teacher I liked was Taya Semple because she was wonderful. Now that she has left STA needs to get themselves together.

  • (6 years ago)

    The teachers are loving caring and are there for any help you need. The building itself is great with a nice air conditioned library and a synergistics lab and the lunch is pretty good most of the time too! The only thing I have against the school is that it can get very cliquey but everyone can find themselves great friends here no matter what! I'm proud to say that I graduated from this school! )

  • (7 years ago)

    st. thomas the apostle school is an amazing school and anyone who attends is lucky to do so. this school has taught me many things and the teachers are phinominal. dispite what anyone thinks about sta the school is a safe loving and caring place to be. take my word for it i was once a student there and i love it and visit it still..i will never lose my respect for this school or anyone in it. i love sta......love alexia sicignano

  • (7 years ago)

    My son entered St. Thomas last year when he was in 1st grade. This school has been a saving grace and blessing for him and us. He has some challenging learning disabilities that qualify him for some extra support by the Resource Room Instructor. In addition he has had two teachers now who truly are partners with that Resource Room Teacher and of course my husband and me. Our son adores this school and not only has he soared academically but spiritually as well. We could NEVER go back to public schools and look forward to our 3 year old entering Pre K at St. Thomas next year. LAURIE ROEMMELE-ROBERTS Ph.D.

  • (9 years ago)

    I thought my son got a good education here but they did not have as many different classes offered compared to public school. My main reason for taking my son out of this school was that they have a cell phone tower in the church steeple that alot of parents are not aware of.The church denies it but I contacted the Bloomfield Tax Dept.and the towers are in operation and they have not been removed. There were to many cliques and favoritism by some of the teachers that i felt was unfair.

  • (10 years ago)

    I absolutely loved going to this school. It was the best time of my life. I wish I didn't have to move and miss the last two years of it but I did. I really liked all of the students and staff. It is just a generally cool place.

  • (10 years ago)

    St Thomas used to be a wonderful place for children to grow both academically and spiritually originality and diviserty was encouraged. Children where taught to reach for the stars and that anything was possible. The very things that attracted parents have been lost over the past 2 years. Fantastic teachers have left. The focus is no longer to cultivate to nurture or to foster an environment were families are treated fairly and with respect but an environment where favoritism and cliques have taken precedence. Education and spiritually has taken a back seat to politics favoritism cliques and staff that is allowed to belittle children and show disrespect to the very people who keep them employed.

  • (10 years ago)

    Two of my children graduated from STA and had a wonderful experience. Both received a solid academic base which prepared them well for highschool. The moral & spiritual support was outstanding. My youngest has 2 more years to go and has done very well so far. However changes in the past 2 years have been noticeable especially in the quality of faculty. The really great teachers have gone with about 3 great ones remaining. Many of the teachers now are parents of current students and this has changed the atmosphere completely. Too many cliques favoritism etc. The parents are still very involved.

  • (10 years ago)

    St Thomas is a school that deals with problems parents and children face in this toxic culture. They teach children academics values compassion and how to be successful in the world. Families get support from the Principal and the Staff. The school has received middle states accredidation and discusses problems with children like bullying peer pressure and caring for others and oneself.

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