Learn More About Our Catholic Private School in Mendota Heights, MN


Saint Thomas Academy (STA) is a Catholic private school in the St. Paul, MN and Minneapolis, MN area. We offer college-preparatory, military/leadership day school for male students in grades 7-12.

Why Saint Thomas Academy?

For 130 years, Saint Thomas Academy's community of students, parents, faculty, and alumni has prepared young men to succeed in college and life, long after graduation.

Nationally accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS), the Academy challenges young men to excel academically, spiritually, physically, and emotionally in and out of the classroom.

How? We provide a proven environment for education and growth in a Catholic military school format that emphasizes servant leadership, character development, and personal responsibility.

Our core focus is to:

  • Develop and nurture the intellectual, spiritual, moral, and physical potential of each young man.
  • Foster the knowledge and practice of leadership so that a young man has confidence in being a leader and in choosing which leader to follow.
  • Establish the foundation for responsible leadership within the Academy, the Catholic Church, and the community.

Founded in 1885, Saint Thomas Academy is located in Mendota Heights, MN, on a beautiful 88-acre campus overlooking Rogers Lake. To learn more about our St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Mendota Heights students, fill out our inquiry form.

Catholic Mission:

Inspiring lifelong spirituality, personal integrity, and character development through the daily practice of Catholic doctrine, traditions, and values. Learn more

All Male:

Maximizing potential in an environment that’s proven to excel at educating and inspiring young men: it’s designed for the unique way they think and learn. Learn more

College Preparatory:

Cultivating intellectual potential with a curriculum fostering knowledge, critical thinking, creative expression, communication, and independence. Learn more

Corps of Cadets:

Shaping leadership potential through the Military Leadership program, focusing on the knowledge and practice of character, leadership, and citizenship. Learn more