Your Guide to STA Admission
Before you apply, it’s helpful to understand STA’s acceptance criteria and admissions evaluation process. Our goal is to maximize your student’s potential for success.
About our Acceptance Criteria
Saint Thomas Academy does not have a “set” criteria for acceptance. Because we have a rigorous college prep program, we use the factors below to evaluate if a student will be able to meet the academic requirements to succeed and thrive at the Academy. Students may be accepted on supervision.
Academic acceptance is based on several factors:
- Academic performance over the past two years. This includes: grades, standardized test scores, and teachers’ comments.
- The score on the entrance exam (CogAT test). This test is a good indicator of the potential academic success of each student.
- An evaluation by the student’s current mathematics and English teachers, whose comments, along with grades and test scores, are used for placement.
STA is proud to remain accessible to families of all income levels, and approximately 40% of our students receive need-based financial assistance. We welcome students of all faiths and backgrounds to benefit from the Catholic values taught at STA.
Typical Admissions Timeline
- January – Take entrance exam (CogAT test).
- February – Admissions committee meets to review completed files.
- Mid February – Letters of intent mailed from the admissions office.
- March 1 – Deposit deadline.
- Mid March – New student registration evening.
- Director of Admissions
- Director of Academic Life
- Director of the Upper School
- Director of the Middle School
- Learning Specialist
- Department chairs for mathematics and english
Required Documents for Applying
- Application and essay
- Entrance Exam score
- School records
- Teacher evaluations
John Kenney '85
Director of Admissions
- Class size: 132
- National Merit Honorees: 10
- ACT Composite score: 27.3
- Students who took the ACT: 100%
- Students who took AP tests scored as AP Scholar: 56
- Where did they go?