The primary reason for the existence of TMA is the
religious education and spiritual development of its
students. In addition to the formal religion classes,
attend regularly scheduled Masses and prayer services.
Parents are notified of the Mass schedule so they may join
students and faculty in the celebration of the liturgy.
Students have access to the following Sacraments:
First Penance, First Eucharist, and Confirmation. Preparation
for the sacraments is conducted in the student's parish.
School is opened and closed each day
with prayers. The
Family Life Program requires strong parental involvement
and support and is offered to all students during the year.
All students of TMA pursue the same
including a study of the Roman Catholic religion.
Non-Catholics do not enter the sacramental programs, other
than to listen respectfully to instructions. They attend all
the religious services our Catholic students do.
Thomas Merton Academy is certified by the Kentucky
State Department of Education. TMA has also completed
the Kentucky Non-Public School Certification Process.
Our school holds memberships in the National Catholic
Educational Association and the Kentucky Middle School
Association. Our school has built a tradition of academic
achievement that addresses the different learning styles of
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