Student Counseling

At the core of the Saint Thomas Academy mission statement is the development of healthy, well-rounded young men who are holistically prepared to be leaders in the world community. The guidance and counseling department promotes services which foster emotional health and personal growth, prepares students for post-secondary life, and supports them in coping with difficulties which might adversely impact their academic progress and personal development.

Confidentiality Guidelines:
Our team is committed to respecting the rights of confidentiality entitled to each person in the counselor-counselee relationship. However, there are certain circumstances mandated by law in which information must be provided by the counselor to other parties. These circumstances are stated below: 

  1. If the counselor has reason to believe the counselee is in danger of harming himself/herself or others. 

  2. If the counselee reveals information indicating another person(s) is in danger of harming himself/herself or others. 

  3. If the counselee has been, or is currently, a victim or perpetrator of physical or sexual abuse or a perpetrator of vulnerable adult abuse. 

  4. If the counselee or parent/legal guardian formally requests a release of information to a health professional outside of the school setting. 

  5. If a court orders a release of information.

Purpose Statement

The mission of Saint Thomas Academy’s counseling/wellness department is to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program to meet the academic, personal/social, and physical health as well as college/career needs of all students. Members of the counseling department advocate for students and support them throughout their middle and high school career while preparing them for post-secondary plans. Department members help students maximize their academic achievement while acknowledging every student’s individual uniqueness. Partnering with educators, parents/guardians, and the community, department members strive to ensure all students at STA develop the skills, knowledge, and understanding necessary to be successful in their future endeavors.