St. Thomas More High School (Champaign, Illinois)

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The High School of
Saint Thomas More
3901 North Mattis Avenue


United States
Coordinates40°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
Motto"Students Today. Community Leaders Tomorrow. Christ's Disciples Forever."
DenominationRoman Catholic
Patron saint(s)St. Thomas More
OversightDiocese of Peoria
PrincipalJason Schreder
ChaplainFr. Eric Bolek
Teaching staff32
Enrollment266 (2018-19)
Average class size16
Student to teacher ratio11:1
Campus typeRural
Color(s)         Green and gold
Athletics conferenceSangamon Valley
MascotSammy the Saber
Team nameSabers
AccreditationNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Tuition$7,300 for Catholics
$11,000 for Non-Catholics
$14,000 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 has an enrollment of 266 for the 2018-19 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 38% 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. For the 18-19 school year, 20% of students identified as non-Catholic and 22% identified as an ethnic minority.[3]


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

Since opening in 2000, STM has won 5 IHSA state championships:

  • Girls Basketball, 2014[5]
  • Boys Cross Country, 2012[6]
  • Girls Golf, 2010[7]
  • Boys Golf, 2008[8]
  • Girls Volleyball, 2017


  1. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-28.
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