St Thomas More Academy

133 Thomas More Dr
Magnolia, DE 19962-0199
Tel: (302)697-8100
Grades: 9-12 | 123 students
St. Thomas More Academy, a Catholic college preparatory school in the Diocese of Wilmington, educates young women and men of all cultural and economic backgrounds for academic excellence using Catholic teachings and Gospel values; promotes integrated arts, community service and athletics; develops individuals, in a safe environment, to share their God-given gifts; and graduates well-rounded citizens.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Association of College Admissions Counselors
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Year Founded 1998

Student Body

Total Students 123 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
41%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade St Thomas More Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 8 courses
Advanced Courses AP Art, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Psychology, AP US Government, AP US History,
Average SAT score 1557
Average ACT score 25
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 10 / Mar. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $12,000
% on Financial Aid
45%
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,700
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Dr. Judi L. Coffield

Sports

Total Sports Offered 9 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Field HockeyGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballTennis,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Campus Ministry Club, Drama Club, Fine Arts Magazine, Instrumental Ensemble, Liturgical Choir, Math League, Model United Nations (MUN), National Honor Society (NHS), School Newspaper, Select Choir, Student Ambassador Program, Student Government Association, TV Media Production Club, Yearbook Committee Art Club, Drama Club, Math League, Select Choir, Campus Ministry Club,
Fine Arts Magazine,
Instrumental Ensemble,
Liturgical Choir,
Model United Nations (MUN),
National Honor Society (NHS),
School Newspaper,
Student Ambassador Program,
Student Government Association,
TV Media Production Club,
Yearbook Committee,

School Notes

Our academic program is based on five pillars that prepare and serve our students:  
  • We are Faith Focused.  Our adherence to the teaching of the Gospels stays central to all of our endeavors.  We are empowered by the teaching of the Gospels.  Ours is a diverse faith population, with half of our student body joining us from other religious backgrounds.  
  • We are Teacher Connected.  We maintain an intimate teacher-student ratio that ensures all students receive the support and attention necessary to be successful.  Our class sizes forge an ideal climate for growth and is a crucial feature of our unique learning environment.  
  • We are Arts Inspired.  Our drama, fine arts, choir, and band programs enjoy great participation, and are thriving components of our student life.   
  • We are College Centered.  We offer a breadth of academic offerings that fully engage and prepare our students for furthering their education.  Over 95% of our seniors are college bound.  Our 2015 graduating class, comprised of only 66 seniors, was awarded a total of $8.7 million in scholarship monies.  Our students have scored a higher SAT average than the state of Delaware and the U.S. between 2011 and 2016.  
  • We are Honor Guided.  Our students are nurtured by ethics, virtue, and duty to others.  Students commit a total of 100 volunteer hours to their community as a part of their graduation requirement. 
We believe in the power of our mission to help form young people of substance.  In the 2014-2015 school year, that belief translated into over $100,000 in scholarships to 46 students and over $250,000 in financial assistance to 60 students.

College Statistics:
  • College Acceptance Rate: 97%
  • SAT (2400 possible points)
    • Average: 1557
    • STMA students outscored the state average by 189 points
    • STMA students exceeded the national average by 67 points
Graduates have attended a variety of college and universities around the country including the following:
Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins University, Brown University, Cornell University, Georgetown University, Carnegie Mellon University, Wake Forest University, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Closest major cities: Philadelphia, PA; Baltimore, Maryland; Washington, D.C.
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The average private school tuition in Delaware is $9,428 for elementary schools and $11,550 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Delaware is 88% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).