Making amazing things happen at St. Thomas of Villanova School

Making amazing things happen at St. Thomas of Villanova School

Making amazing things happen at St. Thomas of Villanova School

Our Story

FRIENDS of St. Thomas of Villanova School (FOSTOVS) is a grassroots organization formed by people who want to ensure that the accomplishments of St. Thomas of Villanova School (STV School) are continued and further enhanced.

FOSTOVS was established to promote and encourage charitable and educational fund raising. These funds are
used to support, sustain and enhance the quality and viability of early childhood and elementary values and education in a Catholic environment at STV School.

STV School, in Palatine, IL, boasts a rich history, steeped with scholarship, innovation and philanthropy. As a private school with no public funding, it relies on tuition, fees, fund raising and the generosity of parishioners and our many FRIENDS to continue on its mission.

STV School’s mission is the ongoing development of a close knit Christian educational community, providing academic excellence through a challenging curriculum to all its students. Enriched by Catholic beliefs and values, STV School’s atmosphere seeks to cultivate the students’ spiritual, academic, physical and social abilities to the fullest, thereby laying the foundation for success as lifelong learners. 

“Underlying all our efforts is the belief that each student is a unique child of God. Our endeavor is to help the students realize their God-given potential to its fullest within the atmosphere of our small, close knit community.

Over the years FOSTOVS has been able to help fund a variety of academic, scholarship and curriculum needs. These have included new technology and equipment, classroom improvements and science lab equipment, new curricula and teaching aides, a new library management system and books, the performing arts program, educational fields trips, student activities and marketing activities. Increasing student enrollment is always a priority.

FOSTOVS also accepts donations earmarked for “Tuition Assistance” to help needy families who want their children to attend STV School.

St. Thomas of Villanova School is a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School by the Department of Education.

St. Thomas of Villanova School’s mission is the ongoing development of a close knit Christian educational community, providing academic excellence through a challenging curriculum to all of its students. Enriched by Catholic beliefs and values, STV School’s atmosphere seeks to cultivate the students’ spiritual, academic, physical and social abilities to the fullest, thereby laying the foundation for success as lifelong learners.

YOUR GIFT MATTERS

Thank you FRIENDS for everything you are doing for St. Thomas of Villanova School. Your contributions provide even further evidence of the unique and caring community of which we are a part.

Meghan Falkenberg
Meghan Falkenberg

St. Thomas of Villanova School Kindergarten Teacher

“Friends of St. Thomas of Villanova (FOSTOVS) plays an instrumental role in supporting STV classrooms, teachers and students. As a teacher at St. Thomas of Villanova School, I cannot thank FOSTOVS enough for providing my classroom with abundant opportunities through the use of technology, flexible seating, and experiential learning. We are beyond grateful for such a loyal, supportive and generous group of people that are dedicated to enhancing the educational experience at STV!”

Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

Luke 6:38