Describe the school day. School begins at 7:35 a.m. and ends at 2:34 p.m. We begin each day with morning prayer followed by announcements.
How is lunch served in the cafeteria? The basic school lunch is $2.25. Students have a choice of two lines – a hot lunch or cold lunch (sandwich), or they can purchase a slice of pizza or french fries. For an additional cost, students may purchase “extras” such as bottled water, milkshakes, fries, etc. See Campus Dining for details.
Does STM provide transportation? An "out of zone" bus route to STM currently services over 60 students from the central and northern part of Lafayette. The bus route begins at 6:20 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church parking lot, stops in River Ranch at approximately 6:30 a.m. (on Camellia at Stonemont) and arrives at STM at 6:50 a.m. The return route picks up from STM at 3:35 p.m., stops on Camellia at 4 p.m. and ends at Fatima around 4:15 p.m. Bus driver, Monique Lavergne may be reached at 258-7148. (Times are approximate depending on traffic.)
How early/late can I drop off/ pick up my child? The library is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students left on campus after 4 p.m. will not be supervised.
What about lockers? Each student is provided a personal locker. The student is responsible to bring a lock for his/her locker and to KEEP IT LOCKED AT ALL TIMES. Sharing lockers is not encouraged.
How much are textbooks? STM receives some funding for textbooks. Religion textbooks, Advanced Placement books, vocabulary and other workbooks must be purchased on Orientation Day. Parents will receive a fee list in the summer.
Does STM offer financial assistance? STM does not grant full tuition waivers. However, those in financial need may apply for partial tuition reduction through the school’s Work Study Program. Applications for these reductions are available at registration and are reviewed in mid-April. Work Study reductions are based solely on financial need and reductions apply to tuition only. All fees must be paid in full.
Does STM award scholarships? The Yvonne B. Jumonville Scholarship is awarded to one incoming ninth grader based on scholastic achievement as well as school and community service. The Harry and Jessie Greig Memorial Music Scholarship is awarded to one incoming ninth grade band student.
Are athletic scholarships offered? St. Thomas More Catholic High School supports the policies of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association. In doing so, St. Thomas More may not promise or offer athletic scholarships of any kind. Violations may result in loss of eligibility for the student, coach and/or school.
Explain athletic eligibility requirements. All incoming ninth graders are eligible to play on freshman teams. In order for a new student to participate in junior varsty or varsity sports, he/she must reside in the Comeaux High School district. All transfer students must reside in the Comeaux High district or sit out for ONE CALENDAR YEAR from the date of enrollment. These students may work out and practice with the team but are not eligible to play in any games.
How are students placed in Honors/AP classes? Honors/AP is based on the student’s grades in previous years as well as standardized test scores. Incoming ninth graders must score in the 85th percentile to schedule Honors classes.