Coeducational Independent 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. Robbins Hall houses the Kindergarten and art studio. The campus includes two playgrounds and creative outdoor learning spaces. We are adjacent to Edgerton Park which is used for Physical Education classes and yearlong studies.
Head of School: Gina Panza
Assistant Head: Sarah Walters
Board Chairperson: Jonathan Macey P’17
PTO President: Elisa Billings P’19, ’21
Approximately 115 students
Maximum 20 students per class
30 full-time and part-time faculty and staff members, over 70% of faculty have advanced degrees
2017-2018 School Year – $22,700
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% ethnic diversity
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.
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.
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 2017 School Placement –
- Hopkins School : 13
- Hamden Hall Country Day School : 2
- Public School: 2
Class of 2010 College Placement –
- Yale University: 6
- Harvard University: 1
- Colby College: 1
- Smith College: 1
- Union College: 1
- Mercyhurst University: 1
- MIT: 1
- RPI: 1
- Middlebury College: 1
- University of British Columbia: 1
- Quinnipiac University: 1
- University of New Hampshire: 1
Placement for Last 6 Years –
- Hopkins School : 65
- Hamden Hall Country Day School : 25
- Foote School : 15
- The Country School : 1
- Ethel Walker School : 1
- Germantown Friends School : 1
- Cathedral School of St. John the Divine : 1
- Chase Collegiate : 1
- Our Lady of Victory : 1
- St. Rita’s: 2
- Amity Regional
- North Haven
- West Haven
- Wintergreen Magnet
- Worthington Hooker
- Barnard Magnet
Accredited by Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), State of Connecticut
Member of National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)