Frequently Asked Questions
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You can visit St. Thomas More as a 7th or 8th grade student by scheduling a shadow day or attending our Open House events on October 23 and 24.

During a shadow day, visitors:

  • Attend classes with their host
  • Receive a free lunch
  • Go on a personal tour of our building.
  • Experience a day in the life of an STM student

Shadow visits run from 7:35 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on most Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays beginning September 15. To schedule your shadow visit, click here.

Entrance exams are used to measure student aptitude and achievement.  All applicants are required to test, as it allows us to place students in the appropriate classes.  An application must be submitted prior to registering for a test.  The standard testing fee is already incorporated into the application fee of $30.

Many Catholic schools in Milwaukee administer the placement test on the same day. Taking the test at St. Thomas More gives you the opportunity to receive one of our honor scholarships.

The scholarship application process begins each year in January. Families are eligible to receive a scholarship packet from the Admissions Office after the child is registered in freshman classes and the $200 deposit is paid.

Each scholarship has its own specific requirements. For most scholarships, family income, household size, and special circumstances are taken into consideration.

Yes, it is possible to get more than one scholarship or grant.  We encourage families to explore scholarship opportunities offered by organizations, clubs, or companies outside of St. Thomas More as well.

Families must re-apply for renewal of STM-sponsored scholarships every January.

The school day starts at 7:50 a.m. and goes until 3:00 p.m. Classes are 50 minutes long and there is a four minute passing period between each class. On Wednesdays, school starts at 8:50 a.m.

St. Thomas More uses a “Drop 1” class schedule. As the name indicates, students will drop 1 of their 8 scheduled classes each day. This “dropped” class will then be the first class held the next school day. There will also be an 8-day lettered (A-H) rotation. In the rotation system, each class is designated a letter and the letter day will indicate what the first class of the day will be. Click here for examples of our schedule and the drop 1 rotation.

Graduates will have participated in a theology course each semester. All students are expected to be present during monthly all-school Mass, worship, and prayer events. Students from faith traditions other than Roman Catholic are not required to pray aloud with the assembly, sing or complete any ritual considered a part of Catholic worship. However, we extend an invitation to all to participate and pray in our Catholic worship.

A free bus service is available to all students who need it. There are three different bus routes with multiple stops on each route.

Cavalier RouteMorning Pick UpAfternoon Drop Off
9303 S. Chicago Rd. (St. Mathew)6:15 am4:45 pm
7219 S. 27th St. Franklin (St. James)6:35 am4:15 pm
29th and Parnell (St.Charles Borromeo)6:50 am4:10 pm
6000 W. Loomis Rd. Greendale (St. Alphonsus)7:00 am4:00 pm
60th & Oklahoma (St. Gregory the Great)7:10 am3:45 pm

 

Silver RouteMorning Pick UpAfternoon Drop Off
9520 W. Forest Home Ave Hales Corners (St. Mary)6:55 am4:00 pm
40th & Oklahoma (Blessed Sacrament)7:10 am3:50 pm
6th & Lincoln (St. Josaphat)7:20 am3:45 pm
Oklahoma and Lenox (UCC)7:25 am3:35 pm

 

Blue RouteMorning Pick UpAfternoon Drop Off
29th & Orchard (Nativity Jesuit)7:00 am4:00 pm
14th & Scott (Notre Dame)7:10 am3:50 pm
9th & Washington (UCC)7:15 am3:45 pm

 

Approximate arrival time to St. Thomas More: 7:30am

Departure time from St. Thomas More: 3:30pm

St. Thomas More offers Advanced Placement classes in:

  • Studio Art
  • Language and Composition
  • Literature and Composition
  • Calculus AB
  • Statistics
  • U.S. History
  • U.S. Government and Politics
  • Psychology
  • Physics 1: Algebra Based
  • Spanish Language and Culture

St. Thomas More offers elective classes in the following subjects:

  • Art
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Creative Writing
  • Engineering
  • Music
  • Robotics
  • Theater
  • World Languages

 

To view our course catalog, click here.

In addition to our teacher-led Academic Resource Center, peer tutors are available for students who desire extra help in their class work, in addition to assistance freely given by their teachers. Students should contact an School Counselor to be assigned a peer tutor in a particular subject. Tutoring is done outside class time. To prevent students from falling behind, and because there are a limited number of tutors available, students should request peer tutors early in the semester. Our Academic MORE Enrichment program is also available to students before and after school.

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St. Thomas More High School
2601 East Morgan Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53207

Phone: (414) 481-8370
Fax: (414) 481-3382
Email: cavaliers@tmore.org

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