Frequently Asked Questions
- How many students attend STM for the 2020-2021 school year?
- 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 then announcements along with prayer in the afternoon.
- How is lunch served in the cafeteria?
The basic school lunch is $2.55. Students have a choice of two lines – a hot lunch or cold lunch (sandwich). For an additional cost, students may purchase “extras” such as bottled water, milkshakes, fries, etc. See Campus Dining for details.
- Does STM provide transportation?
The bus route begins at 6: 00 a.m at Shopper's Value on Ambassador and Dulles; 6:15 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima and arrives at STM on or about 6:50 a.m. The return route picks up from STM on or about 2:50 p.m. and drops off at Bell's Sporting Goods at 3:05 p.m., Our Lady of Fatima at 3:15 p.m., The Boys'and Girls' Club at 3:25 p.m. and then Shopper's Value at 3:35 p.m. (Please note that all times are approximate.) STM has been assigned bus #492 with driver, Ms. Sheila Maturin (337-344-3940).
- 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 for sub varsity (freshmen and/or junior varsity) competition. In order for a new student to participate in varsity sports, he/she must reside in the Comeaux High School district. Ineligible student athletes may practice with the team but are not eligible to play in any games for a period of 12 months from the date of enrollment. A student who has attended an eighth grade Catholic School in the Diocese of Lafayette and is enrolled in St. Thomas More Catholic High School is eligible for varsity competition. For questions concerning athletic eligibility, please contact Kim Broussard, Athletic Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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 90th percentile in math and 85th percentile in English and reading to schedule honors classes.
- What does In Parish / Out of Parish mean?
In Parish means being a registered member of one of our 12 owner parish churches - Holy Cross, Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of Wisdom, Sacred Heart (Broussard), St. Anne (Youngsville), St. Edmond, St. John's Cathedral, St. Joseph (Milton), St. Joseph (Broussard), St. Mary's, St. Jules, St. Pius X.