As you know, St. Thomas practices a different virtue each month. This month’s virtue is generosity and during this season of giving our 5th/6th grade class coordinated a toy drive with Communities in Schools at McWhirter Elementary. Class President John Levine led the effort to gather toys for families in need, soliciting […]
The world changed for Houston and surrounding communities while St. Thomas was on Spring Break in March. Because of our small-by-design model, we were able to pivot quickly and begin distance learning the same week we were set to return to campus from break! Our teachers and staff continue to support students [...]
Each year in October, students in 1st grade take inspiration from one of their favorite books and create a character-pumpkin. This year's characters include classic children's favorites like Pete the Cat and Harry Potter, as well as new characters like Needlebot from the Alphabots by The Impossible Winterbourne. This Texas-based author kindly [...]
St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal School (STAES) offers families of all backgrounds and faiths a classical education adapted to 21st century learning standards in order to cultivate children who are knowledgeable, creative, and virtuous global citizens. For over 50 years, we have served families as elementary school specialists, and here is how […]
New or gently used children’s books are requested for a Summer Reading Book Drive for McWhirter Elementary in Webster, TX: Help Communities in Schools send every student at McWhirter home for the summer with at least one book! St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church and School’s goal is to offer each child […]
If you joined us on Back to School Night then you’ve heard me discuss the analogy between parenting and gardening. The analogy comes from Dr. Alison Gopnik a psychologist whose 2017 book The Gardener and the Carpenter examines parenting through the lens of carpentry and gardening and how these two hobbies represent different philosophies on raising kids.