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.

School News

  • St. Thomas More Begins 150th Year in School History - 08/15/2020 - Throughout the upcoming year, at events, fundraisers, and through supporter communications, St. Thomas More will celebrate the Legacy of Faith, Service & Leadership that the school community has cultivated over ...morethe past 150 years. hide
  • 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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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other religious school association(s)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1870
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 1998

Student Body

Total Students530 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade St. Thomas More High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size18 students
Number of AP Courses14 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAccounting (Concurrent Enrollment Program), American Popular Music (Concurrent Enrollment Program), AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Computer Science, AP Language and Composition, AP Literature and Composition, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Physics, 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), World Religions (Concurrent Enrollment Program)
Average ACT score23
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(No Athletic attire/yoga pants/shorts and skirts must be finger tip length)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNov. 4 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$11,500
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorTony Mane
Admissions AssociateEstrella Luciano-habla Español


Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
Ice HockeySoccer,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.22 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Ambassadors, Art Club, Cavalier Coaches, Chess & Board Game Club, Drama 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 to lead humbly, to always seek truth and knowledge, and to answer God`s call to serve. 
  • One of the most diverse schools in Milwaukee, St. Thomas More is easily accessible from I-94 and I-794, offers three free bus lines, and provides some type of financial aid to roughly 90 percent of students.
  • With a student-to-teacher ratio of 12:1, St. Thomas More gives students the individual attention they need to achieve lasting success in high school, college, and their professional career.  
  • St. Thomas More`s teaching staff includes two Ph.Ds., five Kohl Teacher Fellows, two fellows at the University of Wisconsin`s Center for the Study of the American Constitution, a fellow at the James Madison Foundation, a Project Lead the Way Master teacher, and the 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, enter the military, or joined a public-service program.

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