Saint Therese Classical Academy

The Saint Therese Classical Academy cultivates wisdom and truth in all students in grades 1 - 12. Using a liberal and fine arts curriculum our goal is for children to learn how to think and not what to think.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Private Catholic and Independent Schools (NAPCIS)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 1-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded2013

Student Body

Total Students42 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Saint Therese Classical Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size7 students
Number of AP Courses1 course
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1290
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Navy or Black Pants/Skirt and Polos)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$4,400
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorNaomi Thompson


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Drama, Drawing, Music Lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Tae Kwon Do

School Notes

  • Fully inspired by the words of St. Therese, "I can nourish myself on nothing but truth", our Academy founded in 2013 continues to thrive in excellence while mainining a welcoming environment. Through a classical curriculum, Socratic discussion, and proper guidance from knowledgeable instructors, our students are given the proper tools to reach their fullest potential while discerning their vocation that God is calling them to. It is a constant nurturing of the body and soul, which must be fed equally in order for every person to achieve wisdom and knowledge of self. From the youngest of students to the oldest we offer age appropriate lessons in the Trivium: grammar (Latin), logic and rhetoric, the Quadrivium: arithmetic, astronomy, geometry, music, as well as the sciences, and the fine and performing arts. More importantly, all of our classes reflect the liturgy and we attend daily Mass together. Students at our academy become more like family, no matter what their faith or background. All students can benefit from a classical education. 
  • We are proud to say that our academy is also a testing center for a new college entrance exam called the Classic Learning Test,, where students who have received a liberal arts education are offered an alternative to the SAT's and ACT's. Many colleges accept this exam and more are being added each day.  
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Albany
    Grades: 9-12 | 114 students
    90.1 miles
    99 Slingerland Street
    Albany, NY 12202
    (518) 463-2247
    90.1 9-12
  • Baldwinsville
    Grades: K-12 | 126 students
    160.4 miles
    7312 Van Buren Road
    Baldwinsville, NY 13027
    (315) 638-1069
    160.4 K-12
  • Brockport
    Grades: PK-12 | 78 students
    227.5 miles
    60 Holley St
    Brockport, NY 14420
    (585) 637-4540
    227.5 PK-12
  • Bronx
    Cardinal Hayes High School
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 945 students
    42.3 miles
    650 Grand Concourse
    Bronx, NY 10451
    (718) 292-6100
    42.3 9-12
  • Bronx
    Grades: NS-12 | 217 students
    40.4 miles
    1497 Needham Ave
    Bronx, NY 10469
    (718) 519-8884
    40.4 NS-12

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
STCA has allowed me to teach with a conscience. I can talk about the influence of faith in every subject. We are not restricted to teaching "for the test". Instead, our classrooms are a wonderland! We go outside for all subjects, holding lectures, exploring the grounds, collecting samples and playing every day. This school has allowed me to teach the way children learn! Asking them questions and helping them find the answers. Students blossom here!
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My child has been to a couple of schools throughout her middle school years and St. Therese Classical Academy is by far THE BEST education she has gotten! There is no comparison to the level of care, love and commitment each of the teachers and the administration has given to my daughter. She wants to learn, she loves to learn and this is testament to St. Therese Classical Academy. We are not religious and we are not required to be in order to enroll at STCA. What is taught is common sense humanity; treat others the way you want to be treated, period! We are so happy to find St. Therese Classical Academy and look forward to witnessing our daughter's continuing academic growth through the school's classical, fun and top of the line education. We highly recommend this school!!
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