St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School

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St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School Photo #1 - Students at STA range from pre-kindergarten 3-year-olds to 8th graders.
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St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School Photo #1 - Students at STA range from pre-kindergarten 3-year-olds to 8th graders.
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School Photo #2 - St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School has served the East Dallas area since 1947.
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School Photo #3 - 90% of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School graduates go on to Catholic or private high schools.
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School Photo #4 - St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. Only 50 private schools are selected nationwide each year.
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School Photo #5 - Our Catholic faith is incorporated into every part of the students' education at St. Thomas Aquinas. In addition to daily religion classes and weekly Mass, students are prepared to participate in the sacraments and to observe holy days .
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School Photo #6 - St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School students visit with Bishop Kevin Farrell.
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School Photo #7 - Our school has two campuses: the St. Dominic Building and Upper School campus are on the original property adjacent to the church, and house PK3 and 3rd-8th grades. The Lower School campus, shown here, is home to PK4-2nd grades.
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School Photo #8 - Beautiful St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church is home to over 5,000 registered parishioner families.
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School Photo #9 - St. Thomas Aquinas is the only diocesan middle school to offer 1:1 technology for our students. Each 6th-8th grader utilizes an iPad throughout his/her day; all middle school curriculum takes place in a digital learning environment.
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School, a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, is the largest Catholic K-8 in the state of Texas.
St. Thomas Aquinas offers rigorous academic preparation in a faith-centered environment.
Our Mission: To lead each student in the formation of a strong Catholic faith through the balanced pursuit of knowledge, prayer, responsibility, and service.
Our Vision: To seek the light and hope of Christ in everything we think, say, and do..

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 828 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,800
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Texas for:

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1947
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 1997, 2012

Student Body

Total Students
828 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
24%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
68 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
22 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Jumper/plaid skirt, navy pants and polo. Middle school boys wear ties on formal dress days.)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Contributing parishioner rate is $6.975/year K-8.
% on Financial Aid
3%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,000
Acceptance Rate
60%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Joyce Limber
Admissions Associate
Teresa Diaz
Endowment Size
$1 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Altar Serving, Be More Group, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, NJHS, PSIA, Robotics, Student Council, Visioneering

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Choir, Musical

School Notes

  • St.Thomas Aquinas Catholic School strives to achieve academic excellence for all students in an atmosphere of Christian compassion and respect. Each child is considered a gift from God. Every child's spiritual, academic, physical, cultural and social development is viewed as a shared responsibility of the child, the parent and the teachers.

School Reviews

5  
My daughter has attended St. Thomas since PK-3 and is now in 2nd grade and for 5 years we have loved everything about this school. The academics and "specials" (art, music, PE, science, computer lab, library, etc) encourage a love of learning and my 2nd grader comes home telling me things that I don't remember learning until further in my schooling. All of the administrators and school leaders keep up with the latest in education and school safety and security and apply that to their campuses as soon as practicable. The Lower School Principal, Mrs. Roberts, is a gift to elementary education. She strives to create an environment of creative fun (dressing up in carpool line, installing a new playground, being a passionate supporter of the importance of recess) while ensuring that the academics stay top notch. My daughter has learned to be disciplined in her learning and her love of Christ through the amazing teachers.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 828 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,800
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Dallas, TX is $12,689 for elementary schools and $17,342 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Dallas, TX is 74% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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