School Profile 2019-2020


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: Gina Criscuolo P’16, ’18
PTO Presidents: Emily Forrest P’21, ’24, Heather Mokotoff P’19, ’20, ’25


Approximately 115 students

Class Size

Maximum 20 students per class


30 full-time and part-time faculty and staff members, over 70% of faculty have advanced degrees


2019-2020 School Year – $23,965

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% 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.

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 2019 School Placement –

  • Hopkins School: 9
  • Foote School: 1
  • ATLAS Middle School: 1
  • The Southport School: 1
  • Parochial School: 1
  • Public School: 1

Class of 2013 College Placement  –

  • Yale University: 3
  • Georgetown University: 2
  • Albertus Magnus
  • Boston College
  • College of Holy Cross
  • Columbia
  • Mount Holyoke
  • Lafayette
  • Quinnipiac Univeristy
  • Syracuse
  • University of Connecticut
  • UMass Amherst
  • University of New Haven
  • Union College
  • Vassar College
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Wellesley
  • Williams College

Class of 2018 School Placement –

  • Hopkins School : 10
  • Hamden Hall Country Day School : 3
  • Foote School: 3
  • Parochial School: 2
  • Public School: 1

Class of 2012 College Placement  –

  • Yale University: 5
  • Bates College
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Georgia Tech
  • Hamilton College
  • Holy Cross College
  • Middlebury College
  • Northeastern University
  • Providence College
  • Swarthmore College
  • Trinity College
  • University of St. Andrews in Scotland
  • University of British Columbia in Vancouver
  • Union College
  • Vassar College
  • Wake Forest University

Placement for Last 7 Years –

Independent Schools

  • Hopkins School: 64
  • Hamden Hall Country Day School: 23
  • Foote School: 13
  • ATLAS Middle School: 1
  • The Country School: 1
  • Ethel Walker School: 1
  • Germantown Friends School: 1
  • Cathedral School of St. John the Divine: 1
  • Chase Collegiate: 1
  • The Southport School

Parochial Schools

  • East Shoreline Catholic: 1
  • Our Lady of Victory : 1
  • St. Rita’s: 3
  • St. Lawrence: 1

Public Schools

  • Cheshire
  • Hamden
  • Guilford
  • North 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)

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Our School At A Glance


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