Inviting prospective students to come and visit St. Thomas Aquinas is an autumn highlight not just for our Admissions Team but for our entire STA community. Every member of STA cares not only that we have children interested in our academics, athletics and extra programming but they have a significant and vested interest in sharing our story. For at St. Thomas Aquinas, there is not just one narrative… there are over 400 of them.
Each child here is cherished- not for the person they were yesterday or the person they will be in the future. They are accepted and supported today, in this moment, for being exactly who God designed them to be at this time.
Already this fall, St. Thomas Aquinas has had the honor of welcoming many prospective students into our fold. Yesterday, Grace Belknap from Immaculate Conception in Newburyport, Massachusetts spent the day on campus. She traveled through classes, toured the school and met our faculty and staff. Aware that Grace enjoys music, singing, and the arts (as well as many other things!), our Music Ministry invited her to participate with the choir in our Opening School Mass. Grace did so with enthusiasm and, well, grace.
Our students come from over 60 different communities, all of them unique. While many are from New Hampshire, many others travel north from Massachusetts or south from Maine. The regional diversity allows our students to form friendships with peers from all over the Seacoast area. These friendships have proven to withstand the test of time and serve as the crux of our students’ overall high school contentment.
It is clear that Immaculate Conception School is intentional and conscientious about their students’ formation. Their mission of communicating Catholic Christian values to their students was certainly realized by what we witnessed in Grace; her virtues radiated from her smile. The special partnership between Catholic schools is one we cherish and will continue to foster always.