St. Thomas More was a lawyer and author who lived a life of scholarship and faith in 15th and 16th century England. He was martyred for his refusal of both King Henry VIII’s divorce from Catherine of Aragon in order to marry Anne Boleyn and the establishment of the king as the head of the Church of England, denying the primacy of the Pope. He was imprisoned over his conflict with the king, but remained dedicated to his letters and steadfast in his Catholic faith. At his execution, More famously told the gathered crowd that he was dying as “the king’s good servant-but God’s first.”
In light of St. Thomas More’s life and example, St. Thomas More High School provides a college preparatory education that puts God first in all things while instilling Catholic values into our young men and women. St. Thomas More High School sets the precedence to mold our students with Franciscan ideals and establish high academic standards which are met through rigorous curriculums and instruction. Consequently, St. Thomas More High School aims to create a community of graduates who strive for excellence in all their endeavors through continual scholarship, authentic Christian discipleship, responsible citizenship, and being men and women for all seasons.