St. Thomas Aquinas School, which is next to St. Thomas Aquinas Parish on the Post Road in downtown Fairfield, was…More built in 1921.
The school originally consisted of only a three-story building, which now houses grades 1 through 4.
In 1955, a one-story addition was built onto St. Thomas Aquinas School and that addition is currently home to the school's pre-school, kindergarten, art and music programs, and school offices.
In the mid-2000s, St. Thomas built a gymnasium, middle-school classrooms and a multi-purpose room.
In 2007, the school added a science lab and new playground, and, in 2009, it added a new library and media center.
St. Thomas Aquinas School, governed by a School Advisory Board that is under the authority of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport, says in its mission statement that the goal of the school is to provide children with academic excellence and a faith-filled Catholic environment and that it encourages students to reach their full potential by becoming lifelong learners. The school says that it teaches students to model Christ's message of love through its words and example.
The curriculum at St. Thomas for grades 1 through 8 consists of a basic course load with a strong focus on language arts, math and science and it's designed to integrate religion, humanities, history and foreign languages into a student's daily routine. Classes in physical education, art and computer science are spread throughout the week. Kindergarten students are taught a full-day phonics-based pre-reading program and are introduced to math concepts, simple science units, field trips, music, art and a basic introduction to religious education.
Tuition at the school in 2009-10 ranged from $5,254 for one child in the parish and $6,148 for one child not in the parish to $20,594 for a family with five children in the parish and $21,117 for a family with five children who are not in the parish.
Tuition for pre-school in 2009-10 was $3,726 for a 4-year-old child in the parish attending for three half-days, $4,166 for a 4-year-old child who is not in the parish attending for three half-days, $3,234 for a 3-year-old in the parish attending for two half-days and $4,062 for a 3-year-old not in the parish attending for two half-days.