St. Thomas School Looks Forward to the Expansion of its Middle School in 2014-15 and Beyond

STS strongly encourages applications for students in 5th through 8th grades and has financial aid scholarship grants available specifically for these grade levels

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SEATTLE, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning in 2012, St. Thomas School added grades 7 and 8 to offer a complete middle school to its students. This past June 12, St. Thomas School celebrated its first 8th Grade graduation, a milestone that marked the first full cycle in its expansion to become a complete Middle School.

St. Thomas School is committed to an extraordinary learning community by admitting students, and welcoming families, from a wide range of backgrounds. While families have a primary responsibility to support their children's education, STS recognizes that not all families are able to meet the full cost of attending an independent school. With the expansion of the Middle School through 8th Grade, STS strongly encourages applications for students in 5th through 8th grades and has financial aid scholarship grants available specifically for these grade levels.

STS students are encouraged and challenged to grow by caring teachers, specialists in art, music, PE, and language, as well as learning support specialists who have specific expertise in working with middle school students. St. Thomas School offers a highly rigorous academic curriculum and prides itself in its ability to identify the gifts inherent in every student, and offers personalized academic programs that best draw out the strengths and talents of each individual student.

According to St. Thomas School Head of School Kirk Wheeler, Ed.D.,"A 21st century education combines rigorous academic skills with the skills students will need for life to lead, innovate and collaborate. Students who graduate from the 8th Grade of St. Thomas School are highly qualified to attend any school of their choice—both in high school and beyond."

St. Thomas School is proud to announce that its 2014 middle school graduating class were accepted into and will attend a wide range of high schools: The Bush School, Eastside Catholic School, Eastside Preparatory School, Holy Names Academy, Ingraham International HS (APP/IB), Lakeside School, The Northwest School, The Overlake School, Raisbeck Aviation High School and Seattle Preparatory School.

STS offers special congratulations to those students who have been accepted into these high schools with honors and merit scholarships!

The next STS Admissions Open House is Thursday, Nov 6, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Check for future events on the home page of www.stthomasschool.org.

About St. Thomas School
Founded in 1951, St. Thomas School is an independent, non-sectarian, early childhood, elementary and middle school. As one of the oldest schools in Washington State, STS has a proven tradition of academic excellence and commitment to nurturing each child's character and spirit. Our students embark on an educational journey that is defined by a cognitively rigorous program with emphasis on developing character, leadership, and a passion for learning and achievement. STS students are challenged to grow by caring teachers who blend their years of experience with best practices in education. STS gives students the intellectual capacity, rigorous critical thinking skills, and strength of character to lead, innovate and collaborate. We serve 300 students on a 55,000 sq. ft. LEED Gold® certified campus on the east side of Lake Washington in Medina. St. Thomas School is one of five schools in the country selected to be a part of the Microsoft Innovative Schools World Tour. For more information, please see http://www.stthomasschool.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @stsfalcons.

Contacts:

Patricia Vaccarino

Managing Partner

Xanthus Communications

+1-206-979-3380

patricia@xanthuscom.com

Lyn-Felice Calvin
Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
St. Thomas School
+425-454-5880
lynfelice.calvin@stthomasschool.org

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