St. Thomas More High School

St. Thomas More is a Catholic, coeducational high school that inspires students to embrace the values of our Patron Saint by becoming Men and Women for All Seasons.
Rooted in Christ and the Catholic tradition, the school community embodies the principles of Christian discipleship, service to others, and academic excellence.
As a premier, Catholic institution, St. Thomas More High School provides the foundation for our students to lead humbly, to always seek truth and knowledge, and to answer God`s call to serve.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked WI School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 566 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,500
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School News

  • News from St. Thomas More - 11/20/2023
    To view the latest news from St. Thomas More High School, please visit
  • STM Seniors Earn First Place at Wisconsin PLTW Engineering Design and Biomedical Innovations Competition - 06/01/2020
    Three members of STM`s newest graduation classIsabel Jimenez, Sarah Pelzek, and Audrey Raflikplaced first at this year`s Wisconsin Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Engineering Design and Biomedical Innovations Competition hosted ...moreby the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). hide
  • STM Receives National Honor for Excellence in STEM Education - 04/01/2020
    St. Thomas More High School has been recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished High School for providing students with broad access to transformative, hands-on learning opportunities in ...morescience, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This marks the second time St. Thomas More has won this prestigious award, with the school first recognized as a PLTW Distinguished High School in 2018. hide
  • STM Senior Awarded Herb Kohl Student Excellence Scholarship - 02/01/2020
    St. Thomas More High School is proud to announce that senior David Jensen has been awarded the Herb Kohl Student Excellence Scholarship. Presented by the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation, the ...moreHerb Kohl Excellence Scholarship recognizes student leadership, citizenship, school and community involvement, and academic achievement in graduating high school students across Wisconsin. hide
  • Alumni Spotlight: Grace Walton (STM ’15) - 01/01/2020
    Grace Walton (STM `15) is working toward her bachelor`s degree in nuclear medicine technology at Northwestern University. She has made the most out of her time in college, participating in ...moreintramural sports, academic clubs, and community service, while remaining dedicated to her goal of becoming a nuclear medicine technologist. hide
  • STM Raises $17,000 for Virtual-Reality Software on Giving Tuesday - 12/04/2019
    St. Thomas More High School proudly announces that the school`s one-day Giving Tuesday campaign raised nearly $17,000, with a median gift of only $100. This funding will support the purchase ...moreof innovative software that uses augmented and virtual reality to enhance experiential learning for students in multiple fields of study. hide
  • Staff Spotlight: Mr. Jed Wardecke - 12/01/2019
    In his role as Campus Minister, Wardecke still utilizes his love of music. Guided by his own experience, he encourages student musicians to share their gifts with the community, especially ...moreat Mass. As he continues through his first year at STM, Wardecke looks forward to strengthening the school`s identity as a Catholic institution and helping students reflect on how the service and events they perform at STM will help form their own personal faith journeys. hide
  • Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Aliscia Benetti - 11/01/2019
    Aliscia Benetti has always known that she wanted to be a teacher, although she didn`t think it would involve numbers or formulas. At the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Benetti studied music ...moreand Italian literature and then spent a year studying abroad in a music conservatory. She continues to play music professionally, including for the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra. hide
  • STM Junior Named Hispanic Youth of the Year - 10/01/2019
    STM junior Veronica Cecilia Salinas received the Hispanic Youth of the Year Award from the United Migrant Opportunity Services (UMOS), a nonprofit that provides programs and services to improve the ...moreemployment, educational, health, and housing opportunities for underserved populations, at the organization`s annual Hispanic Awards Banquet on Saturday, October 19 at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. This award honors Salinas for her enthusiastic involvement in and advocacy for her community. hide
  • Brothers in Blog: Evan Western and Mitchell Maurer (TM ’05) - 10/01/2019
    Evan Western and Mitchell Maurer, both graduates from the Class of 2005, are the managing editors of Acme Packing Company and Brew Hoop, closely followed Packers` and Bucks` blogs published ...moreby SB Nation. Running the websites has provided the duo a creative outlet to express their fandom and led to surprising developments, including a new job. hide
  • Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Kyle Potter - 09/01/2019
    Kyle Potter loves teaching theology because it makes a difference in people`s lives. Potter is working on his Ph.D at Marquette University and has taught college courses for the past ...morethree years. hide
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Top Rankings

St. Thomas More High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Wisconsin for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 1998

Student Body

Total Students
566 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
St. Thomas More High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
44 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
18 students
Number of AP Courses
16 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Accounting (Concurrent Enrollment Program), Advanced Composition (Concurrent Enrollment Program), American Government (Concurrent Enrollment Program), American Popular Music (Concurrent Enrollment Program), AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Computer Science Applications, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Language and Composition, AP Literature and Composition, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Physics, AP Pre-Calculus, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP US Government and Politics, AP US History, Christian Bioethics (Concurrent Enrollment Program), Nursing Assistant Certification Program, Project Lead the Way Biomedical Science, Project Lead the Way Engineering, SMART Manufacturing, Web Design (Concurrent Enrollment Program)
Average ACT score
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Nov. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Tony Mane
Admissions Associate
Alina Frias-hablo Español



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
23 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Ambassadors, Art Club, Cavalier Coaches, Chess & Board Game Club, Drama Club, Esports Club, Faith in a Cure, Forensics, Green Club, Latino Student Organization, National Art Honor Society, National Honor Society, Native Circle, Peer Tutors, Robotics, Student Council, Students Against Destructive Decisions

Arts and Music Programs:
Music Ministry, Pep Band/ Drumline, Stage Crew, Theater, Tri-M Music Honor Society

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramural Sports

School Notes

  • Located on a 16-acre campus on Milwaukee`s historic south side, St. Thomas More High School provides the foundation for students tolead humbly, toalways seek truth and knowledge, and toanswer God`s call to serve.
  • One of the most diverse schools in Milwaukee, St. Thomas More iseasily accessible from I-94 and I-794, offersthree free bus lines, and provides some type offinancial aid to roughly 97 percent of students.
  • With a student-to-teacher ratio of 13:1, St. Thomas More gives students the individual attention they need to achieve lasting success in high school, college, and their professional careers.
  • St. Thomas More's teaching staff consists of published authors, peer-reviewed scholars, three Ph.Ds., four Kohl Teacher Fellows, a fellow at the University of Wisconsin's Center for the Study of the American Constitution, a Project Lead the Way Master teacher, and the National Art Education Association's Wisconsin Art Teacher of the Year.The results of a St. Thomas More education are clear: 100 percent of our students graduate high school, and 99 percent of the past six graduating classes enrolled in college, joined the military, or entered the skilled workforce.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. Thomas More High School cost?
St. Thomas More High School's tuition is approximately $12,500 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of St. Thomas More High School?
The acceptance rate of St. Thomas More High School is 75%, which is lower than the national average of 93%. St. Thomas More High School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Wisconsin with low acceptance rates.
Does St. Thomas More High School offer a summer program?
Yes, St. Thomas More High School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does St. Thomas More High School offer?
St. Thomas More High School offers 16 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling. St. Thomas More High School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Wisconsin for most sports offered.
What is St. Thomas More High School's ranking?
When is the application deadline for St. Thomas More High School?
The application deadline for St. Thomas More High School is Nov. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Nov. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked WI School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 566 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,500
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Milwaukee, WI is $6,074 for elementary schools and $11,978 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Milwaukee, WI is 94% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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