St. Thomas Aquinas School

1100 Hood Road SE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124-0871
     Tel: (505)892-3221
Grades: K - 8 | 400 students
St. Thomas Aquinas School is staffed by the Religious Teachers of St. Lucy Filippini.
The Pontifical Institute of the Religious Teachers Filippini continues to serve the Church as its members live in community bound in a spousal covenant of love for God through their oblation in the spirit of poverty, chastity, and obedience.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
AdvancED
National Middle School Association
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 8
Year Founded 2000

Student Body

Total Students 400 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade St. Thomas Aquinas School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 10%
Average Class Size 25 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $4,200
Tuition Notes $500 per student Parish Subsidy Fee in addition to Tuition Cost.
% on Financial Aid 20%
Average Financial Aid Grant $600
Acceptance Rate 90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Rosanne Sloan

Sports

Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Flag Football, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryFlag Football,
SoftballTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. BOY SCOUTS, BROWNIES, CHESS CLUB, CUB SCOUTS, GIRLS SCOUTS, ROBOTICS CLUB, SCHOOL NEWSPAPER, ST. LUCY CLUB BOY SCOUTS, BROWNIES, CHESS CLUB, CUB SCOUTS, GIRLS SCOUTS, ROBOTICS CLUB, ST. LUCY CLUB, SCHOOL NEWSPAPER,

School Notes:

Our school is an intregal part of the ministry of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, sharing its mission of giving greater honor and glory to God and seeking the salvation of souls, in total commitment and absolute obedience to our Lord Jesus Christ, and in full communion with His Holy Catholic Church and all her teachings. Thus, we seek to educate our students with a traditional Catholic view which recognizes the sacred dignity of each individual and equips our students to grow personally in holiness and to influence the world in a truly Christian manner. Saint Thomas Aquinas School offers a co-educational program in which family support and participation is crucial. Through limited class enrollment and a variety of teaching styles, the school strives to meet the students' needs while developing their innate abilities. Its programs encompass quality experiences in the arts, sciences and humanities, as well as encourage self-expression and creativity. A warm, family like Catholic atmosphere enables students to grow in knowledge of God, themselves, and the world.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Gospel Light Baptist Academy (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Gospel Light Baptist Academy (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Gospel Light Baptist Academy (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Rio RanchoGospel Light Baptist Academy
      (Baptist)
    1500 Southern Blvd Se
    Rio RanchoNM 87124
    (505)892-9463
      (Baptist)
    0.5 mi | 77 students | Gr. PK-12                      
  • Rio RanchoChristian Life Academy
    Alternative School  (Baptist)
    12 Unser Blvd Se Ste A
    Rio RanchoNM 87124
    (505)896-6803
    Alternative School  (Baptist)
    1.2 mi | 6 students | Gr. 1-9                      
  • Rio RanchoLiving Word Christian Academy
      (Pentecostal)
    Po Box 44218
    Rio RanchoNM 87174
    (505)892-7378
      (Pentecostal)
    3 mi | 26 students | Gr. KG-12                      
  • Rio RanchoRio Rancho KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    4031 Barbara Loop Southeast
    Rio RanchoNM 87124
    (505)892-1161
    Daycare / Preschool
    3.4 mi | n/a students | Gr. NS-PK                      
  • Rio RanchoCovenant School Of Rio Rancho
    Daycare / Preschool  (Christian)
    1601 Barbara Loop Se
    Rio RanchoNM 87124
    (505)994-4600
    Daycare / Preschool  (Christian)
    3.5 mi | 102 students | Gr. K                      

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