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.
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..

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

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Texas Catholic Conference Education Department
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1947
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 1997, 2012

Student Body

Total Students828 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
24%
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers68 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size22 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Jumper/plaid skirt, navy pants and polo. Middle school boys wear ties on formal dress days.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$9,800
Tuition NotesContributing 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 DirectorJoyce Limber
Admissions AssociateTeresa Diaz
Endowment Size$1 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered11 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
FootballSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Volleyball

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.
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    (214) 351-5688
    6.1 PK-8
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School Reviews

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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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