Preparing for the Future

Our academic requirements focus on your son's intellectual, spiritual, and leadership development.

Graduation Requirements

Students must successfully complete a minimum of the following academic courses, in ninth through twelfth grade, for graduation:

* Most selective colleges expect four years of math, science and world language if available in high school.

Other Academic Requirements include:

  • Write and deliver a senior speech to the student body and school community at Formation.
  • One hundred hours of community service moderated by the STA service-learning program.
  • As a college preparatory school, Saint Thomas Academy values post-secondary education. As such, all seniors are required to complete at least one application to a four-year college. While STA recognizes that some students may choose to take a gap year for service, work, travel or athletic opportunities, it is important for each student to plan, prepare and set goals for his short and long-term future. College counseling is part of each cadets’ experience and the college counseling staff will assist cadets in planning their individual post-secondary needs.