School Profile 2016-2017


Coeducational Independent Episcopal Day School, Kindergarten – Grade 6


830 Whitney Ave, New Haven, Connecticut 06511


The School’s campus is located in the historic East Rock section of New Haven, in close proximity to Yale University and other major educational institutions. We take advantage of nearby renowned cultural and recreational facilities, which serve to extend our educational resources. Our main School building, which won a national award from the American Institute of Architects, houses grades one through six classrooms, science and computer labs, library, and gymnasium. The campus includes two playgrounds and an outdoor learning space.


Head of School: Gina Panza Assistant Head: Roxanne Turekian Board Chairperson: Jennifer McTiernan PTO President: Elisa Billings 


118 students

Class Size

20 students per class


30 full-time and part-time teachers and staff



School Hours

8:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Extended Day Care Program

St. Thomas’s offers an Extended Day Care Program for our students designed to meet the child care needs of working parents.  Care is available five days a week both before and after regular school hours. Extended Day Care Hours: Early Opening:  7:30-8:15 a.m. Extended Day:  3:00-5:30 p.m. Vacation programs are offered during our winter and spring breaks, and for the week following the end of the school year.  There are additional charges for all programs offered outside the hours of the regular school day.


Student Diversity – 40%

The community finds much joy in embracing and celebrating each individual’s uniqueness along the lines of age, gender, religion, ability, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture and family structure.

Geographic Distribution

St. Thomas’s currently serves students from over 20 communities, with the largest representation from Branford, Hamden, New Haven, North Haven, and Woodbridge.


Bus transportation is provided by the city of New Haven for New Haven residents.

School Placement

School Placement St. Thomas’s is proud of the reputation it has earned with local secondary schools. Graduates attend Hopkins, Hamden Hall, Foote, Cheshire Academy, public, parochial, and other independent schools, often with academic distinction and in roles of student leadership.

Class of 2016 School Placement

  • Hopkins School : 7
  • Hamden Hall Country Day School : 4
  • Foote School : 4
  • St. Rita’s : 1
  • Public School: 1


Placement for Last 6 Years

From 2011-2016, 86% of our students continued on to an independent or parochial school.

Independent Schools

  • Hopkins School : 51
  • Hamden Hall Country Day School : 24
  • Foote School : 17
  • The Country School : 1
  • Ethel Walker School : 1
  • Cheshire Academy : 1
  • Germantown Friends School : 1
  • Cathedral School of St. John the Divine : 1
  • Chase Collegiate : 1

Parochial Schools

  • Our Lady of Victory : 1
  • St. Rita’s: 2

Public Schools

  • Amity Regional
  • Cheshire
  • Hamden
  • North Haven
  • West Haven
  • Wintergreen Magnet
  • Worthington Hooker
  • Barnard Magnet


Accredited by Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and State of Connecticut 
Member of National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES), National Association for the Education of Young Children, and North American Reggio Emilia Alliance


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