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OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY

In recognition of our inherent and divine diversity, we are called to model the love of Christ in all of our thoughts and actions.  At Saint Thomas Academy, our aim is to ground our cadets in the Catholic values of human dignity as we prepare them to serve the global community.

We believe the contributions of a diverse student population, faculty & staff and the broader community play a crucial role in expanding our perspectives and understanding at this critical time in our nation’s history.  We are committed to enhancing the quality of the educational experience for all students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups and promoting their participation in our community.  The Saint Thomas Academy community stands in solidarity with those who have not yet enjoyed the full promise of peace and justice.

Diversity Outreach Task Force

Committee Members:

  • Rick Stevson (chair), Admissions
  • John Barnes, Advancement/Alumni
  • Karen Flanagan, Faculty/Spanish
  • Anthony Hayes '11, Alumni Representative
  • Jamie Jurkovich, Middle School Director
  • Justin Larson, Counselor
  • Joel Loecken, Faculty/Theology
  • Luke Marks, Advancement/Alumni
  • Missy Perry, Counselor
  • Steve Rosga, Fitness Director
  • Joe Seidel, Faculty/Theology
  • Dave Ziebarth, Faculty/History

Prayer

"We thank you for your church, founded upon your Word, that challenges us to do more than sing and pray, but go out and work as though the very answer to our prayers depended on us and not upon you. Help us to realize that humanity was created to shine like the stars and live on through all eternity. Keep us, we pray, in perfect peace. Help us to walk together, pray together, sing together, and live together until that day when all God's children -- Black, White, Red, Brown and Yellow -- will rejoice in one common band of humanity in the reign of our Lord and of our God, we pray. Amen."

-Dr. Martin Luther King

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Recent Communications

Service Initiatives

Food & Essentials Drive - June 6
led by Garrison Solliday '21

Food & Essentials Drive - June 8 & 9
led by Jamie Smith '21

Food & Essentials Drive - June 27
led by Yenika Fondungallah '21

ENROLLMENT FACTSHEET

Academic Year 2019-20
Total Students: 576
Students of color: 14.6%
Middle School - 21.4%
Upper School - 11.5%

Total Employees: 97
39% Female 61% Male
7% Employees of color

"We cannot be a church that is true to the demands of the Gospel if we do not act justly, if we do not act to root out racism in the structures of our society and our church. And we cannot achieve personal holiness if we do not love tenderly, if we do not love and respect all human beings, regardless of their race, language, or ethnic heritage."
- Archbishop Harry J. Flynn 

The Christian Response to Racism, from the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

"Rooted in our Catholic faith, Saint Thomas Academy is committed to service and to forming boys into men of character."
- Headmaster Kelby Woodard