We invite you to learn more about St. Thomas Aquinas- the New Hampshire School of Excellence-  so that you can be confident you’re providing your child with the very best high school experience.

Getting Acquainted

As in any meaningful relationship, getting acquainted is an important first step. We believe that the admission process is an opportunity for us to get to know your child, so we can learn more about his or her unique gifts, skills, and interests. In each young person lies extraordinary potential and opportunity. At St. Thomas Aquinas, we delight in meeting each student and guiding him/her along his/her own unique educational path. We schedule a number of Visit Days and Open Houses for prospective students who wish to become better acquainted with St. Thomas Aquinas.

The Admission Process

St. Thomas Aquinas High School is not just a school—we're a family. As such, we hope you will find our admission process to be personalized and welcoming. This process is an opportunity for our staff to engage your child in conversation about how our high school can support, strengthen, and position him or her for a successful future. It is also an opportunity for your child to envision him or herself as an important and valued STA community member. Please take a moment to explore our website, read our stories, review our 2020-21 School Profile, see our seniors' colleges acceptances, and learn about tuition and tuition assistance.

Learn More Today

If the private high school education experience at St. Thomas Aquinas High School might be a good fit for your teenager, complete our Inquiry Formcall our Admission office at 603-742-1324, or email us at admission@stalux.org. We are open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Our summer hours are Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-3:00pm.


St. Thomas Aquinas High School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. 

A group of students from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Dover, NH

We are pleased to have Rebecca on the door step of St Thomas Aquinas.  Her older sisters' successes in their first years of college has been great confirmation that their education at STA was worth their effort and our dollars.  STA undeniably prepared our daughters with a strong academic foundation, but also supported and molded their personal growth in character and faith. They entered college with a strong sense of self, an understanding of their place in the world, and a drive to contribute to whatever community they find themselves a part of. We look forward to Rebecca growing into her adult-self with these same cornerstones of life. -Mrs. Jeannie Spear, Portsmouth



Nearly a decade ago, on a whim, we brought our two young sons to a football game at STA. The energy at the school that night was so electric and friendly that my husband and I vowed we’d look at STA for our sons as they neared their high school years. It was the best decision we ever made.

Now a junior, Luke is encouraged by his teachers and his peers to explore and expand his potential, whether it be in the band room, on safari in Kenya during Winterterm, completing service hours, studying climate change and classic literature, or competing with the swim team.

Joey is excited to join his brother next year as a freshman (he STILL wears that free STA t-shirt from the football game!)! As a student, Luke knows that anything is possible with hard work, determination, and the support of his St. Thomas Aquinas family. As parents, we know that STA is helping our kids be responsible, thoughtful, well-rounded, and well-prepared citizens of the world after they graduate.  -Mrs. Katie Fiermonti, Durham






St Thomas Aquinas has provided a strong foundation of education, faith and respect. The class size and dedication of the teachers create a positive learning environment that truly helps every child to succeed. STA has exceeded our expectations and has lived up to its mission in every way. - Paula Kuselias, North Hampton (Mother of Ella ’21 and Katie ‘23)

Our family chose St Thomas Aquinas for its academic rigor, strong collaborative culture, and wide array of student activities. We didn’t quite realize at the time that it was so much more. The motto of Lux in Tenebris (Light in Darkness) seems to drive every facet of planning for and interacting with students.

St. Thomas Aquinas staff meet the youth who enter its doors with enthusiasm and encouragement for the unique individuals that they are. The engagement with students is authentic, genuine, positive, and consistently encouraging. The result is seen so very clearly in how these young men and women treat each other and the confidence they have as they prepare to enter the next chapter in their lives.

Through academics, sports, clubs, Winterterm, class speeches, and so much more, the young men and women truly become Lux in Tenebris. It is not just a catchy school motto, it is a mission statement for the youth who graduate. We are truly humbled and profoundly blessed to have been part of it.  

~Chanel and Rick Toracinta

Dr. Danny Richer, M.A., Ed.D.
Dean of Admission & Advancement
(603) 742-3206 

A picture of Lisa Puffer, Financial Aid Coordinator at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Dover, NH

Mrs. Lisa Puffer
Financial Aid Coordinator
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A photo of Molly Wade, Director of Marketing and Communications at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Dover, NH

Mrs. Molly Wade, M.A., J.D.
Director of Communications
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