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.

Top Placements

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

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
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
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
Admissions DirectorMaxwell Holmes
Admissions AssociateClaudia Walker
Endowment Size$15 million


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

Profile last updated:

Show me:
People that viewed St. Thomas High School also viewed these schools: St. Johns School, Strake Jesuit College Prep School, Alexander-Smith Academy, The Awty International School and The Kinkaid School.
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Houston
    Grades: K-5 | 1431 students
    2 miles
    2401 Claremont Ln
    Houston, TX 77019
    (713) 850-0222
    2 K-5
  • Houston
    Strake Jesuit College Prep School
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 1018 students
    9 miles
    8900 Bellaire Blvd
    Houston, TX 77036
    (713) 774-6427
    9 9-12
  • Houston
    Grades: 9-12 | 70 students
    9.2 miles
    10255 Richmond Ave #100
    Houston, TX 77042
    (713) 266-0920
    9.2 9-12
  • Houston
    The Awty International School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-12 | 1717 students
    3.7 miles
    7455 Awty School Ln
    Houston, TX 77055
    (713) 328-5817
    3.7 PK-12
  • Houston
    Grades: PK-12 | 1412 students
    6.4 miles
    201 Kinkaid School Dr
    Houston, TX 77024
    (713) 782-1640
    6.4 PK-12

School Reviews

Endorse St. Thomas High School. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Endorse this school:
Recent Articles
This hub page lists over three dozen articles dealing with issues in high school such as academics and discipline.
TLTR? There are a couple of private school documents which you need to read.
You cannot rank private schools. We explain why.
Request Information
I am a:      
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Applying for financial aid?:
Please briefly describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Houston, TX is $11,108 for elementary schools and $16,969 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Houston, TX is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).