Saint Thomas Academy

Saint Thomas Academy is a place where boys harness their greatest intellectual, athletic, spiritual and leadership potential.
Here, they can explore and become the young men they are meant to be. It`s the origin of a life-changing bond of brotherhood your son will carry with him for life.
Saint Thomas Academy is unique.  It`s not "just" a boys` school and not "just" a military school.
It`s the best of both of those, a place where the call to leadership bonds boys as brothers, where a historic past leads to future greatness.
WE ARE EXPERTS IN EDUCATING BOYS. At Saint Thomas Academy you'll find a caring community rich with tradition and friendships to last a lifetime.
From the start, we have successfully inspired young men to excel both personally and professionally by teaching them to aspire and persevere in the pursuit of self-discovery. Saint Thomas Academy offers grades 6-12.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 588 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $23,750
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Saint Thomas Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Minnesota for:

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
588 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade
Saint Thomas Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
62 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
18 students
Number of AP Courses
16 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chinese, Comparative Government & Politics, Computer Science, English Literature, Environmental Science, French, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Spanish, Statistics, U.S. Government, U.S. History, World History
Average ACT score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
(Uniform for upper school; blue pants, shirt and black tie for middle school)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
More than $2.5 million in tuition assistance available every year.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Francie Reding
Admissions Associate
Rick Stevson
Endowment Size
$3 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
40 extracurriculars
Bowling, Choir, CHOOSE Group, Clay Target Team, Debate, Experimental Vehicle Team, Honor Guard/Color Guard, Intramural Basketball, Intramural Hockey

Club or Organization:
Audio/Visual, Bowling, Chess, CHOOSE Group, Crack Drill Squad, Debate, Experimental Vehicle Team, FIRST LEGO League, FIRST Tech Challenge, Honor Guard/Color Guard, Intramural Basketball, Knowledge Bowl, Language Clubs, Literary Magazine, Math Team, Mock Trial, Model UN, Newspaper, Peer Counseling, Quiz Bowl, Ranger Challenge, Rifle Team, Speech, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Choir, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Orchestra, VISTA Productions (drama)

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Table Tennis

School Notes

Creating Life-long Values
  • For more than 130 years, the Saint Thomas Academy community of students, parents, faculty, and alumni has prepared young men in an environment influenced by the message of Jesus Christ to succeed in college and life. Saint Thomas Academy`s tradition, discipline, and spirit influence the life of a young man long after graduation.
Achieving Results
  • Our individualized system and rigorous curriculum requires our students to rise to the challenge and commit to their own education. We provide the tools necessary for your son to succeed and develop lifelong learning skills. At Saint Thomas Academy, our small class sizes allow him to have more one-on-one time with teachers. The average class includes 18 students, and we boast a 10:1 student-to-teacher ratio. We believe your son deserves teachers who possess a comprehensive knowledge base in their fields-89% of our teachers hold a Masters or Ph.D.
Beyond High School
  • Our smaller classroom sizes and high standards of teaching ensure our students have access to any and all resources needed to succeed, both in and out of the classroom. As an all-boys college prep academy near St Paul, MN, we`re able to offer targeted material using the methods that work best for teaching young men.
Our statistics speak for themselves:
  • 98% take the ACT (state average: 69%)
  • 100% accepted to post-secondary colleges and universities
  • 99% go on to a four-year institution
  • 1% choose a two-year college, junior hockey, or other unique opportunities
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School Reviews

This school is truly something special. The bond that you will create with all of your fellow classmates is nothing short of true brotherhood. The teachers really get to know each student, and challenge them individually. The teachers are required to stay in their classrooms from the end of school (2:45) til 3:15, for tutoring, and extracurriculars don't start until 3:30 so that students can attend tutoring. Students are pushed not only as students but as individuals, to develop into manhood and reach their full potential, long after they graduate. The school partners with companies to give graduates internships in their fields, and the experience they need. Because of the all boy environment, there is no ''popular group'' and every student can find something they are interested in through sports, clubs and activities; and are pushed to leave their comfort zone and discover who they are as a person. Students come from all over, wisconsin to orono, and from all views and walks of life. If you are worried about tuition, the school gives a ton of grants. I remember reading that about 1/3 of the students have financial aid. I would highly recommend sending your son to STA.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 588 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $23,750
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Saint Paul, MN is $10,098 for elementary schools and $17,705 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Saint Paul, MN is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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