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What sets us apart is our teachers' proven success educating young men in both academics and values. We prepare them to succeed in college and beyond because they learn a way of life focused on leadership, service, and morality. Our test results—AP, ACT, and SAT—are some on the highest in the state and our students are offered admission into many competitive colleges & universities in the country.

2017-18 Tuition & Fees 

Grade 6 – $17,500
Grades 7-8 – $21,100
Grades 9-12 – $21,850

Currently, tuition covers 80% of the cost of an STA education, and our Aquinas Annual Fund makes up the difference. All families and alumni are asked to make a gift to the Aquinas Annual Fund based upon ability. More than 40% of our students receive need-based financial aid and/or academic scholarships.

Uniform Costs

  • New high school uniform, total expenses between $975 and $1150
    The Mothers' Club provides a used uniform sale and store
  • New middle school uniform, total expenses between $125 and $200

Technology

  • Middle School students are provided a school-owned iPad for learning purposes. Learn more...
  • High school students are asked to bring their own device (BYOD). Learn more...

Optional Fees

  • Taher lunch program - $995
  • Yearbook - $40
  • Athletics/Activities - range from $0 to $200+ depending on club
  • Field trips, graduation party, etc. - range from $10 to $175 depending on grade level
  • We have a “Random Acts of Kindness” fund for students and parents who need assistance with required and optional fees; discounted used uniform items and free used uniform donations are also available.

Transportation Costs

Saint Thomas Academy and sister school Visitation provide bus transportation for some parts of the metro area. While transportation to school is primarily the responsibility of the family and student, the schools subsidize some of the cost of operating a bus route for the school year. Some bus routes have morning, after-school, and activity service, while others have only morning and activity service.

For additional information about buses and transportation, visit the Transportation page or contact Mary Jo O’Halloran, Director of VISTA Transportation, at 651-683-1770 or mohalloran@cadets.com.

Payment Information

A $400 tuition deposit is due by March 3rd for returning and new students. If you are accepted at Saint Thomas Academy after March 3rd, the deposit is due within two weeks of the acceptance date.

The balance may be paid using one of the following four plans using our Smart Tuition service:

  1. Ten equal payments, May through February. 

  2. Four equal payments due July, September, November, and February.
  3. Twelve equal payments, May through April.
  4. One payment for total amount due in August.
    A follow-up fee of $40 will be assessed if payment is past due.

Billing or Tuition Payment Questions?

Please contact 
Pam Kunkel at 651-683-1510, or pkunkel@cadets.com.

Looking for Ways to Help Fund Your Son's Education?

The Pioneer Foundation, Achieving Dreams, and AOCG/MMSA, organizations independent of Saint Thomas Academy, provide programs for volunteers seeking additional opportunities for tuition assistance grants. These programs, for both STA parents and students (16 years and older), and those enrolled at other schools, provide significant funds for families who wish to volunteer their time and talents. It’s easy to learn how your family can take advantage of these programs. See contact information below. You may also contact Pam Kunkel at 651-683-1510, or pkunkel@cadets.com.

Pioneer Foundation:
Bonnie Nelson at 651-303-9515 or PFFPA1987@aol.com
http://pioneerfoundation.weebly.com/

Achieving Dreams:
Holly at 763-424-2431 or domevol@yahoo.com
www.achievingdreamsmn.org

AOCG/MMSA:
Linda at 651-488-1222 or minnesota1122@yahoo.com