The Choir School’s individualized academic support offers each student multiple pathways to develop academic confidence in pursuit of fulfilling their potential.
Due to the small class sizes at Saint Thomas, teachers differentiate classroom strategies and curricula for each year's set of students. The faculty closely monitors students’ progress and works collaboratively on solutions to help each student succeed through formal weekly staff meetings and informal daily check-ins. Full time teachers devote considerable time outside of class to working with students individually. Study hall is supervised by the academic teaching staff, and is another time for students to ask questions and pursue deeper understandings.
Each grade is assigned an academic advisor who works closely with them throughout their time at Saint Thomas. Advisors provide personalized academic support to their advisees by helping to reinforce study skills and instill good habits. Read more about the special role of academic advisors >.
Additionally, in order to help a student keep up academically or to address learning challenges, outside tutors can be scheduled during the study hall periods throughout the week in consultation with the parents. Tutors are engaged through the Choir School and are paid directly by the parent.