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 over 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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 565 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $14,500
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1 / rolling

Top Rankings

St. Thomas Aquinas High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for:

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Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1969

Student Body

Total Students
565 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
32%
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade
St. Thomas Aquinas High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
48 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size
20 students
Number of AP Courses
9 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Physics, Statistics, US History
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Uniform)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Academic scholarships and financial aid available.
Admissions Director
Mrs. Laura Veni

Sports

Extracurriculars

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.
Profile last updated: 09/22/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 565 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $14,500
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1 / rolling

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