St. Thomas More High School (Champaign, Illinois)

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The High School of
Saint Thomas More
3901 North Mattis Avenue
Champaign, Illinois, 61822
United States
Coordinates 40°9′43″N 88°16′42″W / 40.16194°N 88.27833°W / 40.16194; -88.27833Coordinates: 40°9′43″N 88°16′42″W / 40.16194°N 88.27833°W / 40.16194; -88.27833
Type Private
Denomination Roman Catholic
Patron saint(s) St. Thomas More
Established 2000
Oversight Diocese of Peoria
Principal Ryan Bustle
Chaplain Fr. Robert Lampitt
Teaching staff 32
Grades 9-12
Gender coed
Enrollment 350 (2012-13)
Average class size 80
Student to teacher ratio 11.5:1
Campus type Rural
Color(s)              Hunter green, magenta, and gold
Athletics conference Sangamon Valley
Mascot Saber
Team name Sabers
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Tuition $6,910 for Catholics
$10,389 for Non-Catholics
$11,592 for International Students[2]

The High School of Saint Thomas More (STM) is the only private, Roman Catholic comprehensive, co-educational high school in Champaign, Illinois. It is located in the far northwest part of Champaign. The school had an enrollment of 350 for the 2012-13 academic term. STM reports that 99% of all of their graduates have attended a post-secondary college or university.[3]


The High School of Saint Thomas More is the seventh and newest high school of the Catholic Diocese of Peoria.[3] It was dedicated in the summer of 2000 by Francis Cardinal George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago, and Bishop John J. Myers of Peoria. In 2003, the first class graduated from STM.

Student Body[edit]

STM reports that approximately 13% of their population receives institutional financial assistance to help cover their cost of attendance. Furthermore, despite the school's religious affiliation, STM admits students regardless of their own religion. Of the 12-13 class, 15% of students identified as non-Catholic and 13% identified as an ethnic minority.[3]


STM's nickname is the Sabers and their school colors are Hunter Green, Maroon, and Gold.[4] STM offers the following sports: Baseball, Soccer, Football, Tennis, Softball, Track, Basketball, Swimming, Wrestling, Volleyball, Golf, Cheerleading, and Cross Country.

Since opening in 2000, STM has won 4 IHSA state championships:

  • Girls Basketball, 2014[5]
  • Boys Cross Country, 2012[6]
  • Girls Golf, 2010[7]
  • Boys Golf, 2008[8]


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