Our Campus

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— Photo by Bordner Aerials

STA is located on the shores of Rogers Lake. The campus occupies 88 acres; the first 67 acres were purchased in the early 1960s as the site for the school when it moved off the University of St. Thomas campus to its current location. In 1998, approximately 20 additional acres were purchased on the south side of Mendota Heights Road.

Our campus consists of six main buildings, three auxiliary buildings, and various support and storage structures. The main school buildings occupy approximately 237,000 square feet. Three of the school buildings were built in the mid-1960s, the middle school wing was added in 1979 and remodeled and expanded in 2000, and Flynn Hall opened in 2013.

Buildings and Fields

  • Founders Hall, O'Shaughnessy Hall, Garberg (Military) Wing, Middle School, and Flynn Hall make up the main school.
  • The school features three gymnasiums and an indoor pool.
  • The Saint Thomas Ice Arena, an independently owned facility, is utilized by STA as well as the University of St. Thomas men's and women's hockey programs.
  • The school has two varsity athletic fields, including the Gerry Brown Stadium for football, soccer, and lacrosse games (new artificial turf field installed in 2008) and a baseball diamond.
  • The four-hundred meter, eight-lane, all-weather William J. Culbertson Track (re-surfaced in 2008), and associated track and field venues are used by Saint Thomas Academy and Visitation school.
  • There are also five practice fields that various school teams use. Athletics have always played an important part of the co-curricular activities of the institution. From its early days, STA has participated in intramural and interscholastic competition. Many conference, regional, district, and state championships have been won over the years.
  • Walter Westline Hall and Lillian O'Shaughnessy Hall were formerly student housing. The John Roach Residence is used as a part-time faculty/guest residence and to host fundraising events.