St. Thomas School Honored as a Washington Green School

Published on: September 27, 2010

Special Event To Recognize Achievement on Thursday, Sept. 23, 8:30 a.m., in the chapel of St. Thomas Church

St. Thomas School in Medina, WA has received eminent recognition for work led by students in reducing waste and maximizing appropriate recycling.  Public recognition of this achievement will be highlighted when Jennifer Kauffman, Conservation and Outreach Program Administrator for the City of Bellevue, will present a special flag signifying that St. Thomas School is a Washington Green School.

This ceremony will underscore the ongoing commitment that the entire St. Thomas School community has made to raising awareness about best practices in regard to the environment and then acting on that commitment by practicing what its students are learning.

Other notable achievements:

  • The U.S. Green Building Council has certified the newly constructed building and campus as LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold for Schools.  St. Thomas School is the first school to achieve Gold level accreditation under the LEED for Schools program in Washington and second in the nation.
  • Recognition as an Energy Star facility this past August, 2010 by the U.S. Environment Protection Agency.

St. Thomas School is a private, non-sectarian school designed to meet the needs of high performing, motivated learners and provides a cognitively challenging, engaging environment. St. Thomas School is committed to educating the whole child, from age 2 ½ through sixth Grade.  St. Thomas School is recognized as a leader in elementary education and is an accredited member of the Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools and a member of the National Association of Independent Schools.

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