Saint Thomas Academy
St. Thomas Academy is a private, Catholic, military day academy attended by boys from throughout the metro area. The school emphasizes its college-preparatory curriculum as well as its leadership-oriented JROTC program. The school became an independent institution and moved to its current location next to Rogers Lake in 1965. STA's sister school, Convent of the Visitation, resides next door. The school was originally founded in Saint Paul as a seminary in 1885 by Bishop John Ireland. The "Cadets" compete as part of the Classic Suburban Conference.
- Fax: 651-454-4574
- Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:00am - 2:40pm
- Handicap Accessible: Handicap-accessible entrances can be found at the cafeteria, the O'Shaughnessy doors, and the middle school building.
- Founding Date: 1885
- Number of students: 669
- Male-to-female ratio: All-male
- Public/Private: Private
- Financial aid: Yes
- Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
- Acceptance rate (%): 86
- Graduation rate (%): 100
- Accreditation/licenses: 80 percent of faculty hold a master's degree or doctorate.
- Student-to-teacher ratio: 10:1, average class size of 17
- Parking: Free lot
- Number of faculty: 58
- How engaged is the school with the community?: Cadets are required to perform 100 hours of community service their senior year. The student body regularly volunteers for local non-profit organizations and runs food drives throughout the year.
- Grade levels: 7 - 12
- Boarding: No
- Special education: No
- Uniforms: Yes
- Features: Auditorium/stage, Cafeteria, Computer lab, Infirmary, Library, Science lab, Sports facilities
- Advanced placement courses: 11 AP courses are available, in addition to the college in the schools program and the Program for Advanced College Credit through St. Mary's University.
- Extracurricular activities available: Band, bowling, choir, school newspaper, literary magazine, crack drill squad, honor/color guard, jazz band, Knowledge/Quiz Bowl, orchestra, peer counseling, student council, VISTA drama
- Sports teams: Alpine skiing, baseball, basketball, intramural basketball, cross country, football, golf, hockey, lacrosse, Nordic skiing, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, wrestling