St. Thomas’ Day School was established in the 1960’s when Helen Reid Parker brought her play school to St. Thomas’ Church located at 3602 Hawthorne Ave. Today, we serve up to 43 children ages 2-5 with no more than 4 children under the age of 2 ½ at any given time. Classes are available Monday-Friday from 8:30 am- noon or 1:00 pm. The Day School follows the Religiously Exempt guidelines which includes background checks, fingerprinting, and annual staff certification by a physician or other approved medical staff that states the employee is free from any disability which would prevent them from caring for children under their supervision. A person or persons trained and certified in first aid and CPR are present at the school and playground whenever children are present. The Day School also has public liability insurance.
The Day School consists of three large classrooms, a room where children can wait for their parents if they get sick at school, two storage rooms, and a large playground. The Church’s Parish Hall is used as an “indoor gym” on days when the weather is not suitable for outdoor play. The school owns and continually updates a large collection of educational materials, toys, and books. Art, Music, and Movement are strongly emphasized throughout the day. Food service is not offered at St. Thomas’ Day School. Families are asked to send in a simple, nutritious, “Nut Free” snack.
Scholarships are available.