St. Thomas High School

Rooted in a century-long tradition of excellence, the Basilian Fathers, lay faculty and staff of St. Thomas High School, with support from parents, actualize our motto, "Teach me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge," in an interactive place of teaching and learning.
We provide a challenging intellectual atmosphere and well-rounded formation, which support the development of moral character and prepare students to be successful in a technologically and globally oriented society.
Faithful to the mission of the Catholic Church, the school community seeks to actively share Christ's message in all endeavors, promote social justice through service to those in need, and uphold the uniqueness and dignity of all.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.AdvancED
Texas Catholic Conference Education Department
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1900
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students662 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade St. Thomas High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers64 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
56%
Average Class Size18 students
Number of AP Courses19 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesBiology, Calculus AB and BC, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Science Principles, English Composition, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, French, Latin, Music Theory, Physics, Spanish, Statistics, US Government, US History, World History
Average SAT score1201
Average ACT score26
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Dress pants, collared shirt, dress shoes)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$19,720
% on Financial Aid
30%
Admissions DirectorMaxwell Holmes
Admissions AssociateClaudia Walker
Endowment Size$15 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFootball,
GolfLacrosse,
RugbySoccer,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldWrestling,

School Notes

  • For more than a century, St. Thomas High School has continued to provide young men in the Houston area with a competitive, Catholic, college-preparatory education; while cultivating the skills necessary for helping them successfully navigate life beyond graduation.  Its graduates are admitted to the nation`s highest-ranking universities with a strong foundation for academic success; and, most importantly, often into the student`s first choice for higher education. 
  • Ranked a top 10 Catholic high school in Texas, and founded on a dedication to education defined by the Basilian Order, St. Thomas High School`s tradition of academic excellence, fulfillment of character, and growth in faith extends to all facets of the school environment.   From the achievements of its athletic programs, to nurturing talent in the arts, St. Thomas applies a standard of excellence that benefits students across a broad spectrum of interests and ambitions.
  • For generations, the school`s tradition of brotherhood has meant a lifelong connection with mentors, job opportunities, career advancements, and treasured friendships. 

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