About Us

Our Story

After years of planning and praying, a team of dedicated Catholic educators and parents, led by Dr. Kirk Bennett Doran and Dr. Margaret Blume Freddoso, began building Saint Thomas More Academy on October 11, 2020. Their mission today remains the same as it was from the start: to provide an academically excellent, beautiful, Catholic K-12 education for all of our children—an education that leads them to wisdom enlivened by charity.

A distinctive community rooted in friendship and love of God, STMA seeks to form its students in intellect, will, and heart:

  • STMA provides a rigorous classical education that liberates the mind by giving students the traditional tools of learning, so that throughout their lives they might read insightfully, think rigorously, write beautifully, and speak articulately.
  • Students receive a unified vision of reality through a uniquely integrated curriculum, in which academic disciplines are interwoven to illuminate God’s providential design for human history and the wisdom present in all aspects of creation.
  • To preserve contact with reality, STMA promotes a hands-on, observational approach to the natural sciences.
  • Music, Art, and Drama are an integral part of the curriculum.
  • At STMA, students are formed not only in intellectual virtues, but also in the moral and theological virtues that equip them to love God and neighbor with attentiveness and joy. They learn their identity as children of God and understand they have a unique mission to fulfill in God’s plan for the salvation of the world.
  • Above all, STMA seeks to foster an apostolic community of friendship in Christ, the only source of true freedom. Students are nourished by the treasures of the Catholic Church, through the Catholic intellectual tradition as well as the spiritual practices of Mass, Confession, and a daily rhythm of prayer.

STMA is convinced that growing in wisdom and charity, in a beautiful community of friends, brings authentic joy. We welcome you and your family to join us in the quest for wisdom! For more information or to inquire about enrollment, please email [email protected] or call 574-222-9195 Ext. 101.