Frequently Asked Questions
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You can visit St. Thomas More as a 7th or 8th grade student by scheduling a campus visit or attending our Open House events on October 22 and 23.

During a campus visit, 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 7:40 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on most Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. To schedule your shadow visit, click here.

As part of the evaluation and placement process, St. Thomas More requires all prospective ninth graders take a local high school placement test. STM will give the High School Placement Test (HSPT) on Friday, November 3. Students with a completed application can test at STM on November 3 for no additional cost. Prospective students who test at another school are not required to also test at STM; however, only applicants who take the HSPT at STM on November 3 will be eligible for Honors Scholarships.

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.

2017 Testing Information
Friday, November 3
Arrive before 7:45 a.m., testing will run until about 12:15 p.m.

The financial aid application will be available online in early November. All applicants will receive an email when the finanical aid application process is open.

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.

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. and still ends at 3.

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.

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)
Pick up on Minnesota Avenue entrance
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
141 N. 68th Street (Marian Shrine)6:25 am4:35 pm
2652 N. 52 Street (St. Catherine Playground)6:50 am4:20 pm
29th & Orchard (Nativity Jesuit)7:10 am4:00 pm
14th & Scott (Notre Dame)7:15 am3:50 pm
9th & Washington (UCC)7:20 am3:45 pm

 

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

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

St. Thomas More offers 13 Advanced Placement classes, including:

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

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.

Tutoring is available outside of class time in particular subjects. Students should contact an School Counselor to be assigned a peer tutor. 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 after school. Located in the new STM Learning Commons, MORE Enrichment gives students more structured time with their teachers to strengthen their educational foundation before learning more advanced topics.

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On Tuesday, our school community celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe with a beautiful Mass planned and ministered by STM’s Latino Student Organization and World Languages department chair Mrs. Ann Marie Dorn. Padre Norberto Sandoval celebrated Mass with Father Christopher Klusman (TM ’95). After Communion, students in LSO performed a beautiful baile folklorico and baile Azteca. We are proud of all students for their months of hard work learning the dances, and extend special thanks to Mrs. Dorn for once again planning a wonderful Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass. ... See MoreSee Less

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School Information

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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