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St. Thomas Aquinas High School requires prospective students to go through an application process. The process differs slightly for 8th grade prospective students and High School transfer students. During this process, there are certain application materials are required to be eligible for admission - please look under the proper heading that applies to you or your child.

Applications for the freshman class must be received by December 13, 2013.

Spring rolling admissions for new and transfer students begins Friday, March 1 as space becomes available.

If you have any questions or concerns about the application materials and/or process, please contact the St. Thomas Aquinas Admissions Department at Admissions@stalux.org or call (603) 742-3206.

8th Grade Applicants
The process begins in early fall for 8th grade students with several events designed to help interested students and families get to know our school.

The following materials are required:
  • A completed Application for Admission
  • Official 7th and 8th grade transcripts
  • Two (2) eighth grade Teacher Recommendations (one from a Math/Science teacher and the other from an English/Reading/Social Studies teacher)
  • One (1) School Recommendation from current school administrator (Principal, Guidance Counselor, etc.)
  • $40 Application/Entrance Exam Fee
  • Entrance Exam Essay
  • A completed Catholic High School Placement Test (HSPT) Code #300143 for St. Thomas Aquinas High School
Information provided to us during this process will help us assemble the next class of committed learners, moral leaders and caring citizens.
 
A complete information package including application materials will be distributed at Open House.
 
Applications for the freshman class must be received by December 13, 2013. For information regarding late application to grade nine, please contact the Admissions Office.
Transfer Applicants
TRANSFER APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED!
Applications for grades 10, 11 and 12 are being accepted for the 2013-2014 school year. Applications and decisions are accepted and made on a rolling basis.  For grade 12 applicants, please call for admissions deadlines.

The following materials are required:
  • A completed Application for Admission
  • Official transcripts from the past two years of study along with the student’s most recent grades
  • Two Teacher Recommendations (one from a Math/Science teacher and the other from an English/Reading/Social Studies teacher)
  • One (1) School Recommendation from current school administrator (Principal, Guidance Counselor, etc.)
  • $40 Application Fee
A complete information package including application materials is distributed at each Open House. If you are not able to attend at least one Open House, please call the Admissions Office to request an Admissions Packet.
 
For convenience, all application material can be found in the yellow box located on the bottom of this page in a PDF format.
Admissions Criteria
The eight-person St. Thomas Admissions Committee carefully weighs and discusses each application we receive. The Committee consists of faculty members, guidance counselors and administrators. The Committee members seek to find students who best fit the mission of St. Thomas Aquinas High School.

If one qualification weighs most heavily in the admissions decision, it is a student’s desire to become a part of the St. Thomas community. We seek students who want to be a part of a Catholic, college-preparatory school and who will make contributions in many areas of St. Thomas life: academics, service, athletics, the arts, leadership, etc.

The Admissions Committee considers a student’s academic aptitude based on previous grades, teacher recommendations and standardized test scores. But being a high academic achiever does not guarantee admission to St. Thomas. The St. Thomas student is fully vested in his/her education, willing and excited to be a part of a vibrant, active community of learners.
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