St. Thomas Aquinas High School

St. Thomas Aquinas High School (STA) is a four-year college preparatory and coeducational high school located in Edison, NJ. With diverse curricular, extra-curricular, and athletic offerings, BGA promotes its students' spiritual, academic, social, creative, and athletic excellence.
In its nearly 50-year history, STA's students, teachers, stage shows, bands, and teams have earned numerous accolades and awards.
STA opened in 1969 on 36 acres of land and was renamed Bishop George Ahr High School in 1984. Operated by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen, STA serves students from Middlesex, Union, Monmouth, and Somerset counties. STA is fully accredited by AdvancED, the world's largest accreditation organization.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1969

Student Body

Total Students608 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade St. Thomas Aquinas High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers48 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size20 students
Number of AP Courses8 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesArt History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Physics, Statistics, US History
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$14,500
Tuition NotesAcademic scholarships and financial aid available.
Admissions DirectorMrs. Laura Veni


Total Sports Offered17 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFootball,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.27 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Adobe Generation Club, African American Heritage Club, Anime Club, Art Club, Book Club, Gaming Club, Green Club, Hope for Animals, International Club, Medical Explorers Club, Mock Trial, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Photography Club, Pro Life Club, Science Club, Student Council, Video Production Club, Yearbook, Yoga Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Concert Band, Concert Choir, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Musical Theater, Select Choir, Wind Ensemble

School Notes

  • St. Thomas Aquinas High School is a co-educational college preparatory school of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen, New Jersey. The School provides an atmosphere in which each individual's God-given abilities are nurtured and developed. Every student is encouraged to strive for spiritual, academic, social, creative, and athletic excellence through the interaction of a caring community. With Christ as our model, the STA community fosters a uniquely Christian environment. Each individual can grow in self-esteem, in social and moral responsibility, and in those values needed to face the challenges of tomorrow's world.

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