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 Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1
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.
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School Reviews

I am grateful to the Sisters and Monsignor Raun for establishing a wonderful school for our Catholic community. It is of high academic standards and a good Catholic Orthodox School. I have 5 children who have attended St. Thomas Aquinas School. They are excellent students and who developed good study skills while attending STA. Two are in college and doing extremely well. St. Thomas is a school of good discipline with teachers who care about their students. I HIGHLY recommend St. Thomas Aquinas School.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
St. Thomas Aquinas School was a great school for me. I would recommend it to anyone. The learning environment is a positive, happy, and healthy one. The teachers are fantastic role models. I will never forget the impact they had on my life. The students are also very kind and care for each other. If you want your child to gain great morals and learn about their faith, you should send them to St. Thomas Aquinas School.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 07/17/15

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