Saint Thomas Academy Upcoming Photo Opportunities and Calendar Announcements

News Date : 09/20/2017

Saint Thomas Academy Upcoming Photo Opportunities and Calendar Announcements

College Admissions Simulation Night
Monday, Oct. 9 – 7 p.m.

How do admissions counselors review applications? Students and their parents will find out when admissions officers from guest colleges will explain how an admissions committee reviews and assesses applications for admission. At Simulation Night, students will be part of the admissions committee, reviewing applications and making the decision.

Grandparents’ Day
Wednesday, Oct. 4 – 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Grandparents will share cherished time with their grandsons, joining them for a special mass and lunch, followed by a formal Corps of Cadet review in the Upper School and a program in the Middle School.

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Reception
Friday, Sept. 29
Founders’ Hall Court

Saint Thomas Academy will welcome the 2017 class into the Athletic Hall of Fame, recognizing those who have made outstanding athletic contributions to the Academy’s athletic history. Inductees are:

  • John Gross ’54: A 10-time letter winner and All-Conference and All-State athlete who excelled at baseball, basketball and football.
  • John O’Connell ’63: An outstanding three-sport athlete at the Academy who went on to help St. John’s University win the NAIA National Football Championships in 1963 and 1965.
  • Dennis Smith ’70: Led the Cadets to two undefeated seasons in both football and basketball, and three State Championships (football and baseball).
  • Tom Cross: ’75: Football and baseball standout who received All-American honors during his college football career before coaching at the collegiate level.
  • Tim McGough ’76:: A member of the 1975 State Champion Football team who continued his football career at Northwestern, where he played 2 seasons of varsity football.
  • Joe Slater ’78: A 9-time letter winner while at the Academy who returned to coach baseball after playing baseball for the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Matthew Schnobrich ’97: A Nordic Skiing and soccer standout at the Academy who won a bronze medal in 2008 as a member of the U.S. National Rowing Team.
  • Kip Winden ’02: One of most decorated swimmers in the history of Cadet swimming and diving.
  • Tim McManus ’07: Football, hockey and baseball star who went on to play college football for Dartmouth.

 Please include the following events in your community calendar/daybook

Homecoming Reunion Week
Sept. 25-30

It will be a week-long series of festivities, including the awarding of the Opus Sancti Thomae Award and the Hames Alumni Award, the Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, the Alumni Review of the Corps of Cadets, and the homecoming tailgate party and football game.

Cadet Coffee & Admissions Informational Sessions
Thursday, Oct. 5, 9-10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 9-10:30 a.m.

Visitors can gain an informal introduction to Saint Thomas Academy and the admissions process, and get a sense for the students’ camaraderie and energy during a regular school day.

Fifth Annual Taste of STA
Thursday, Oct. 5 at 6-9 p.m.

Holtz Gymnasium, Vincent J. Flynn Hall
This free event features wine, beer and food from purveyors with a connection to Saint Thomas Academy.

Middle School/High School VISTA Orchestra Concert
Thursday, Oct. 26 – 7 p.m.

Visitation’s DeSales Auditorium (2455 Visitation Drive, Mendota Heights)
The concert is free and open to the public.

VISTA Choral Concert (Grades 8-12)
Sunday, Oct. 29 – 4 p.m. 

St. Peter’s Catholic Church (1405 Sibley Memorial Hwy., Mendota, Minn.)
The concert is free and open to the public.

Admissions Open House
Sunday, Nov. 5 – 1 p.m. program and tours 

Saint Thomas Academy will host an open house for potential students and their parents. They can meet with Headmaster Matt Mohs, current students and faculty members to learn how Saint Thomas Academy provides a unique educational experience for boys.

For the complete calendar of activities, please visit

Unless noted otherwise, all activities are held at: 

Saint Thomas Academy
949 Mendota Heights Road
Mendota Heights, Minn.

About Saint Thomas Academy
Founded in 1885, Saint Thomas Academy is an all-male, college preparatory, Catholic, military/leadership school committed to preparing young men to succeed in college and in life. The Academy challenges its students in grades 6-12 to excel academically, spiritually, morally and physically in and out of the classroom. It is fully accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS); a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Minnesota Association of Independent Schools (MAIS), and the Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States (AMCSUS). For more information, please visit

CONTACT:     Amy Nugent, 651.450.9222 or

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