Awards/Accreditation/Reports

  • The Catholic Identity Program Effectiveness Survey – This survey provide reliable stakeholder perceptions regarding the school’s general adherence to the Standards and Benchmarks. These surveys are given at the end of the school year and are the basis for growth  and school improvement goals for the next year.
  • Participated in the University of Notre Dame’s ACE RISE (Alliance for Catholic Education: Renewing Identity, Strengthening Evangelization) program, which gives Catholic schools across the country a “systematic and empirically sound set of tools to identify, assess, and enhance the Catholic Identity of Catholic Schools.”  Read the Saint Thomas ACE RISE report. 
  • Fully accredited through the Michigan Non-public Schools Accrediting Association (MNSAA)
  • Fully accredited Early Childhood program with all teachers certified in Orton-Gillingham Approach
  • Catholic Schools for Tomorrow Award
  • "School of Distinction" status from the MNSAA – one of only two schools statewide to receive this first-time ever MNSAA award
  • Affiliations: Diocese of Grand Rapids, Aquinas College, Catholic Central High School, West Catholic High School, Grand Rapids Public Schools, Holland Home, Children's Healing Center, and Meijer Garden and Sculpture Park
  • Theology of the Body is taught at every level, bringing the language and message of Blessed Pope John Paul II's integrated vision of the human person.
  • Awarded the "Little Free Library of Distinction" by the little Free Library organization for unique design, creative outreach to friends and neighbors and the enthusiasm of its stewards and patrons.
  • Michigan Green School Award for efforts focused on reusing, reducing and recycling to best preserve the gifts and natural resources that God has given