Choosing the best place for your child’s education is one of the biggest decisions you will make.

You, as a parent want your child to be able to learn in a safe, secure environment. You want them surrounded by people—teachers, staff, and other parents—who will be positive influences on them and teach lessons about life, faith, belief, and moral values, not just academic subjects.

At St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, we do a great job teaching things like reading, writing, science, and math. But we also spend our time educating the whole child, in mind, heart, and spirit. Our school is a caring community where children get one-on-one attention, and a strong sense of right and wrong.

Our students receive a strong education, rooted in the Gospel message, the Person of Jesus Christ, and rich in the cherished traditions and liturgical practices of our faith.  They are encouraged to cultivate a lifelong thirst for knowledge, wisdom, and truth; a desire to reach the full potential which God intended for them; and a recognition of the discipline of mind and heart required for effective service to others in the love of God. 

Although Catholic school isn’t free, the benefits are undeniable.  You are giving your child the gift of faith, an ability to focus, and an expectation of achievement—all important aspects of success in school and life.
We invite you to take some time to see what we believe in, see what we believe is important, and visit
us as you make a decision.

Please read the essay below from one of our 6th grade students.  It was written as a short “Persuasive Essay” assignment, and she chose the topic herself.

We look forward to meeting you, welcoming you, and introducing you to the faith, focus, and achievement that our school offers.


Why You Should Go to a Catholic School

         When thinking about where to send your child to school, I think you should send them to a Catholic school. I have attended three different Catholic schools, and at each school I have felt like part of a loving family. In catholic schools class sizes are smaller, God is invited, and excellence is expected.

        Class sizes in Catholic schools are usually smaller than public schools. This means teachers are able to get to know students better. A teacher can explain things to you when you are having trouble. Small class sizes means less distractions for students to learn.

        In a Catholic school we learn about God and the catholic faith every day. This means they educate the whole child beyond the core subjects. We also attend mass once a week to help us learn more about God.

       Catholic schools have a proven reputation for providing a high quality education. A Catholic school is more than just a school it is a learning community. They have high expectations for all students.

        In conclusion, I think Catholic schools are the best option for kids. They prepare a child’s mind, and with God they prepare the soul as well. Catholic schools are an excellent way to receive a high quality education.

L. Baxter
May, 2016