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Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you are selecting a school for a young child or assisting an older one, choosing a school is a major family decision. Making the right choice will first involve understanding your son's needs and your family's values and expectations, then examining the distinct features of each school you are considering. Below are some of the questions we often hear while prospective parents and students are making their decision. We hope that if you have a specific question you will e-mail us, or call us at call 651.683.4570, or email us here.

How many students attend Saint Thomas Academy?

For the 2017-18 school year, we had 632 students in grades 6-12.

What is the student to faculty ratio?

The student to faculty ratio is 9:1.

How many AP courses are offered at Saint Thomas Academy?

We currently offer 13 Advanced Placement courses at Saint Thomas Academy: Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chinese (offered at Visitation), Computer Science, Macro & Micro Economics, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, Comparative Government & Politics, U.S. Government & Politics, Spanish (offered at Visitation), Statistics (offered at Visitation), United States History and World History.

 

How do I get to Saint Thomas Academy?

The school is located at 949 Mendota Heights Road in Mendota Heights, MN.

Click here for directions.

How do Saint Thomas Academy students get to school?

While transportation to school is primarily the responsibility of the family and student, the school subsidizes some of the cost of operating bus routes. Some routes have morning, after-school, and activity service, while others have only morning and activity service.

 

Can my family afford Saint Thomas Academy?

Yes! We are committed to providing a high quality education to all qualified students who want to work hard for an education, regardless of income.  You can learn more about our commitment to affordability here.

What colleges and universities do Saint Thomas Academy graduates attend?

The colleges and universities most often selected by Saint Thomas Academy students include Boston University, Creighton University, Iowa State University, Saint John's University, University of Minnesota, University of Missouri, University of Notre Dame, University of St. Thomas and the University of Wisconsin. Click here to view the 2015-2018 Saint Thomas Academy college matriculation list.

How will Saint Thomas Academy help me after I graduate?

The Saint Thomas Academy network is very strong. Upon graduation, a cadet moves on from a school of 600+ and enters an alumni network of 7,000+. The alumni association provides numerous opportunities for graduates to succeed in college and afterward. We have a LinkedIn network, Facebook pages, a formal internship program, and many other ways to support our alumni.

Will I see any girls?

Yes. We share a number of classes and activities with Visitation School, including world languages, band, theater, and dances.

Is Saint Thomas Academy for students with discipline problems?

Saint Thomas Academy offers a structured and disciplined environment for young men. We do not accept students with severe discipline problems (especially those discipline problems involving drugs or the law).

Will my son end up in the military?

The odds are strongly against it. Typically, only a couple of our graduates go directly into the military.

A few others move on to military academies or into an ROTC program. Saint Thomas Academy's military program is designed to instill leadership, not to groom future soldiers.