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Headmaster Welcome

As Headmaster, a current parent and an alumnus, I know from personal experience Saint Thomas Academy is truly a special place. Every day, I see how boys are shaped into men of character prepared to lead, and succeed, in college and life. Nowhere else in the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area will you find a private, college-preparatory education tailored to boys that’s rooted in the Catholic faith and wrought by a military leadership curriculum.

Brotherhood and individuality
The Academy’s unique all-male environment fosters an inimitable bond of brotherhood. And yet, your son will have ample opportunity to explore his individual interests through coursework and co-curricular activities, such as the world-renowned Experimental Vehicle Team, top-ranked athletics, or the prestigious Model UN.

Challenging, male-centered academics from supportive faculty
We will ask a lot academically of your son and provide the support he needs to succeed. Our dedicated faculty are passionate about teaching boys and have tailored their courses to the ways boys learn best. They will help your son develop the skills he needs for college and beyond through hands-on applications, interactive exercises and creative instruction. Because of our small class sizes, faculty can devote themselves to one-on-one support if your son should need it.

Ethical leadership development
Since 1885, Saint Thomas Academy has developed leaders guided by an honorable moral compass. Our Catholic foundation, ongoing campus ministry activities, service learning opportunities, and academic requirements in theology and community service will shape your son’s character and beliefs. This, combined with our military leadership curriculum and applied leadership opportunities within the Corps of Cadets, fosters teamwork, mentorship and servant leadership among all cadets. 

As I humbly lead this school that had such a tremendously transforming effect on my own life, I do so with a vision of delivering the best possible educational experience – one that provides each boy the tools he needs to harness his greatest intellectual, athletic, spiritual and leadership potential. I hope you and your son will explore further all that the Saint Thomas Academy experience entails and take part in a shadow day or upcoming admissions event.

Matthew C. Mohs ’90

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Headmaster Matt Mohs

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Headmaster Mohs with his wife, Meghan