St Thomas More Academy

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Saint Thomas More Academy, a co-ed Catholic college preparatory school in the Diocese of Wilmington, nestled in quaint Magnolia, DE, educates young women and men of all cultural and economic backgrounds for academic excellence using Catholic teachings and Gospel values; promotes integrated arts, community service and athletics; develops individuals, in a safe environment, to share their God-given gifts.
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Saint Thomas More Academy, a co-ed Catholic college preparatory school in the Diocese of Wilmington, nestled in quaint Magnolia, DE, educates young women and men of all cultural and economic backgrounds for academic excellence using Catholic teachings and Gospel values; promotes integrated arts, community service and athletics; develops individuals, in a safe environment, to share their God-given gifts.
Our motto, Fides Quaerens Intellectum (Faith Seeking Understanding), serves as the source and starting point for the five-point mission of the school. Faith Focused - Teacher Connected - Arts Inspired - College Centered - Honor Guided
Honor Guided -  Because our studentsare nurtured by ethics,virtue, and their dutyto others, St. ThomasMore Academy is aplace where youngpeople of promise aremolded into adults
College Centered -  From the breadth of our academic offerings to the scholarship monies consistently extended to each graduating class, we fully engage in preparing students who seek to further their education.
Teacher Connected-  The teacher-to-student ratio granted by our moderate class sizes forges an ideal climate of growth. The tie it creates is a crucial feature of our unique learning environment.
Arts Inspired-  We celebrate artistictalent as a gift fromour Creator! We avidly support active student participation in a full suite of fine arts and performing arts opportunities.
Faith Focused-  We are actualized byour faith. The polestarof our curriculum, it issupported by service,sacrament, retreat,worship and prayer.Our adherence to theteachings of the Gospelsstays central toall of our endeavors.
Student athletes can join one of our 13 sports teams, for both men and women, which span all three sporting seasons.
Students shouldn't miss out on the team experience or the greater opportunities to play at STMA!
STMA has an amazing international student program.  Our onsite ESL teacher provides individualized support to ensure all students reach their goals.
  • St. Thomas More Academy, a Catholic college preparatory school in the Diocese of Wilmington, educates young women and men of all cultural and economic backgrounds for academic excellence using Catholic teachings and Gospel values; promotes integrated arts, community service and athletics; develops individuals, in a safe environment, to share their God-given gifts; and graduates well-rounded citizens.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Association of College Admissions Counselors
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Year Founded 1998

Student Body

Total Students 123 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
41%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade St Thomas More Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 10 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Art, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Psychology, AP US Government, AP US History,
Average SAT score 1130
Average ACT score 25
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $11,725
Tuition Notes Merit Scholarships and needs-based Grants/Aid are available.
% on Financial Aid
45%
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,700
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Dr. Judi L. Coffield
Admissions Associate Carol Mazuchowski

Sports

Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, VolleyballBadmintonBaseball,
BasketballField Hockey,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
TennisVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Campus Ministry Club, Drama Club, Fine Arts Magazine, Instrumental Ensemble, Liturgical Choir, Math League, Model United Nations (MUN), National Honor Society (NHS), School Newspaper, Select Choir, Student Ambassador Program, Student Government Association, TV Media Production Club, Yearbook Committee Art Club, Drama Club, Math League, Select Choir, Campus Ministry Club,
Fine Arts Magazine,
Instrumental Ensemble,
Liturgical Choir,
Model United Nations (MUN),
National Honor Society (NHS),
School Newspaper,
Student Ambassador Program,
Student Government Association,
TV Media Production Club,
Yearbook Committee,

School Notes

Our academic program is based on five pillars that prepare and serve our students:  
  • We are Faith Focused.  Our adherence to the teaching of the Gospels stays central to all of our endeavors.  We are empowered by the teaching of the Gospels.  Ours is a diverse faith population, with half of our student body joining us from other religious backgrounds.  
  • We are Teacher Connected.  We maintain an intimate teacher-student ratio that ensures all students receive the support and attention necessary to be successful.  Our class sizes forge an ideal climate for growth and is a crucial feature of our unique learning environment.  
  • We are Arts Inspired.  Our drama, fine arts, choir, and band programs enjoy great participation, and are thriving components of our student life.   
  • We are College Centered.  We offer a breadth of academic offerings that fully engage and prepare our students for furthering their education.  Over 95% of our seniors are college bound.  Our 2015 graduating class, comprised of only 66 seniors, was awarded a total of $8.7 million in scholarship monies.  Our students have scored a higher SAT average than the state of Delaware and the U.S. between 2011 and 2016.  
  • We are Honor Guided.  Our students are nurtured by ethics, virtue, and duty to others.  Students commit a total of 100 volunteer hours to their community as a part of their graduation requirement. 
We believe in the power of our mission to help form young people of substance.  In the 2014-2015 school year, that belief translated into over $100,000 in scholarships to 46 students and over $250,000 in financial assistance to 60 students.

College Statistics:
  • College Acceptance Rate: 97%
  • SAT (2400 possible points)
    • Average: 1557
    • STMA students outscored the state average by 189 points
    • STMA students exceeded the national average by 67 points
Graduates have attended a variety of college and universities around the country including the following:
Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins University, Brown University, Cornell University, Georgetown University, Carnegie Mellon University, Wake Forest University, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Closest major cities: Philadelphia, PA; Baltimore, Maryland; Washington, D.C.
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