St Thomas Aquinas Regional School

  • St. Thomas Aquinas Regional School was founded in 1977, as a mission of the Dominican Sisters of Nashville, Tennessee, St. Cecilia Congregation.
  • Our mission is to provide a Christ-centered learning environment that fosters truth through knowledge and educates the whole child—intellectually, spiritually, and socially.
  • We provide focused, challenging Pre-K through Eighth Grade program, including algebra, Spanish, fine arts, technology training, science lab, library, and noncredit enrichment courses.
  • Additional advanced placement classes are available through the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math program offered on-site by Johns Hopkins, Center for Talented Youth.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Education Association
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedLanguage-based
Year Founded1977
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2011

Student Body

Total Students513 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
52%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade St Thomas Aquinas Regional School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio23:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
45%
Average Class Size26 students
Number of AP Courses3 courses
Advanced CoursesEngineering and Math courses offered on-side through Johns Hopkins, Science, Technology
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniform shirt and pants/skirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,640
Tuition NotesSeveral tuition rates exist. $5,640 is for Catholic families registered in one of our three parishes. Rates for non-parishioners and non-Catholics are available upon request.
% on Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,500
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMs. Karen Cardinale
Admissions AssociateMs. Maria Moghtadaie

Sports

Total Sports Offered9 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringFootball,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballVolleyball,
Wrestling

School Notes

  • St. Thomas Aquinas Regional School was founded in 1977, as a mission of the Dominican Sisters of Nashville, Tennessee, St. Cecilia Congregation. Our mission is to provide a Christ-centered learning environment that fosters truth through knowledge and educates the whole child—intellectually, spiritually, and socially. We provide focused, challenging Pre-K through 8th Grade program, including algebra, Spanish, fine arts, technology training, science lab, library, and noncredit enrichment courses.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
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Aquinas has excellent academic programs and teachers. Students start taking Spanish twice a week starting in the 1st grade. My son has loved learning Spanish. Students also have art, music, computer, and library during the week. There are many extracurricular activities offered and the Extend Day staff are amazing! We love Aquinas!
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My 2 sons attended this school since the Pre-K to 8th grade. It gave them a good Catholic foundation. I pray that the values they learned at Aquinas stay with them for a lifetime. It can be a challenge for working parents to spend enough time every day (especially on school days) instilling values, but sending our kids to Aquinas has been comforting so that they practice the virtues in their everyday life. They have a strong STEM, athletics, arts, and music programs. However, limited in the special needs resources.
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This is a wonderful school. The school leadership and staff are dedicated to providing a great education to your child.
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My family has had an extremely positive experience at Aquinas. The staff have always made my children and me feel extremely welcome and valued within the community. The other parents are very nice. My children have had interesting projects to work on, and we've particularly loved the STEM program.
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Aquinas is the best! We could not be happier with or choice to have our kids attend this amazing school. The teachers are engaged; the students are of good character and the administration really cares about the families!
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St Thomas Aquinas is a rigorous option for a middle school as it has Stem and Robotics and also higher-level English classes. It is a great choice also if you want to develop the spiritual side of your child and help them to learn discipline in all they do. One thing I absolutely love is that my child can pray all the time, as I know that prayer changes things! My child loves math and loves his science classes, he has had amazing learning in English and also grammar which is a class that I wish I had as a kid! Did I say there are some great teachers at Aquinas (Ms. Manley, Ms. Reale, Ms. Sause, Ms. Mendell, Ms. Zengierski, just to name a few. Aquinas has amazing plays and also for the musical side my son has thoroughly enjoyed the band and you can also participate in Honor Band. There is an awesome field trip for the band participants that they all really look forward to. As a parent no matter where your child goes it is important to stay involved and visible as this is important for your child's growth and development. This is my 3rd child through middle school. We made the right decision!
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