Creating Life-long Values
For more than 130 years, the Saint Thomas Academy community of students, parents, faculty, and alumni has prepared young men in an environment influenced by the message of Jesus Christ to succeed in college and life. STA’s tradition, discipline, and spirit influence the life of a young man long after graduation.
“The excellence of an institution is found in the class of students it sends forth each year to fight the battles of life” (Archbishop John Ireland, Founder of Saint Thomas Academy). It is our mission to help each student discover and develop his potential talents and abilities by providing an excellent college-preparatory education that instills qualities of everlasting value: leadership, a sense of brotherhood, a strong moral compass, self-confidence, a faith guided by the Catholic tradition, and an awareness of the importance of service to others.
Our Foundational Pillars:
- College Preparatory
- Military/Leadership Training
As a college preparatory, Catholic, military, all-male school for grades 6-12, we nurture each student in ways that strengthen:
His intellectual potential through a curriculum that fosters a respect for knowledge and an abiding spirit of inquiry, analytical thinking, creative expression, effective communication skills, and independent study;
His spiritual potential through the daily teaching and practice of Catholic traditions and values, with the Gospel message of Jesus Christ as the basis for encouraging a positive and growing faith;
His moral potential through instruction and example that incorporate the moral values which foster and reinforce ethical behavior and build respectful relationships with all people;
His physical potential through a program of athletics, activities, and instruction that fosters health, safety, fitness, and good sportsmanship;
His leadership potential through the practice of leadership and citizenship in the Military Leadership program, the Corps of Cadets structure, and a variety of curricular and co-curricular experiences.
2013-18 Strategic Plan
Approved in May 2013, the Board of Trustees created a strategic plan for Saint Thomas Academy.
- STA exceeds state and national scores
- 99% continue to post-secondary education
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