The Mission of St. Thomas Aquinas High School

St. Thomas Aquinas High School is a caring community, transforming the lives of students through a rigorous Catholic education, guided by the light of the Gospel – developing their unique gifts, strengthening their personal faith and integrity, and fostering within them a commitment to justice, service, and moral leadership.

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Head of School, Dan S. Soller

In November and after an eight-month national search for a Head of School, St. Thomas Aquinas had the great pleasure of introducing our new Head of School, Mr. Dan S. Soller, to the community. His appointment became effective on February 1, 2020.

Mr. Soller comes to us from the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana. As Chief Student Affairs Officer, he was responsible for shared institutional governance over many areas including Athletics, Campus Life, Campus Ministries, Counseling, Dining Services and Student Government. Mr. Soller has demonstrated many successful years of progressive executive experience in education with exceptional and proven skills in culture building, community relations, financial management, fundraising and governance to name but a few. He knows best practice approaches to overseeing and empowering groups across all aspects of high performing school programs.

Mr. Soller describes himself as a “joyful and vibrant Catholic” who thoroughly enjoys the high school age group and is excited about St. Thomas’ opportunity to deliver an incredible experience to our students that will benefit them throughout their lives. He believes that “excellence honors God and inspires people.” He brings passion for positive transformation by building on the past and working to improve in all areas. “I believe in benchmarks and striving to surpass those benchmarks. I believe in creating opportunities. And I believe that prayer is always good.”

Before his current position at the University of St Francis, Mr. Soller was the Special Assistant to the President and Director of Athletics at Saint John’s Catholic Preparatory School in Frederick, MD and, prior, spent over a decade as the Executive Vice President of Mount St. Mary’s University also in Maryland. He has relocated to New Hampshire and will soon be joined by his wife, Jennifer, and their 13-year-old daughter, Addison.

 

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Principal, Kevin Collins

Living our Mission

Welcome to St. Thomas Aquinas High School.  And welcome to our website.

For over fifty years, St. Thomas has served numerous families of many faiths, all of whom have had the same desire: to be part of something larger and more meaningful than simply a four-year education.  Here at STA we offer that experience.

Our academics are superb, our extracurricular programs are exceptional, and our faculty and staff truly professional...but it is the total St. Thomas Aquinas experience that sets us apart.  Here we strive to guide our young men and women toward goals that are noble, faith-based, and aimed at serving their fellow human beings.  

When one becomes a member of our community, each person is celebrated as unique, talented, and above all, capable of changing the world.  Experience it for yourself.

Walk into any classroom at St. Thomas Aquinas -- whether the students and teachers are discussing Chaucer in Honors British Literature, giving a multimedia presentation in a freshman Morality class, or measuring the charge of an electron in an AP Physics lab, the academic rigor our students experience prepares them for scholarly life beyond our walls. 

Walk onto the athletic fields at STA, or step on the stage.  There you will experience the same rigor and achievement.  But underlying each discipline remains a desire to serve.  Knowledge with a goal; skills with a purpose.  Students at St. Thomas Aquinas care for each other, and in turn reach out to bring their abilities to serve a greater good.

Here at St. Thomas Aquinas High School, they learn to embody a mission well-lived.

Kevin J. Collins
Principal