Mission

Mission StatementSTA at the Shrine

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School promotes a reverent, respectful, responsible community of believers who are empowered to know, celebrate, and share God's love through academic excellence, spiritual development, and service to others.

Vision Statement

The vision of St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School is to teach as Jesus taught by striving to personify reverence (for God and all his creation), respect (for all people), and responsibility (for our actions). STA will provide academic preparation through a challenging curriculum. We will encourage (spiritual) development through participation in the sacramental life and (the) service mission of the Catholic Church.  This education of the whole person (child) will support the growth of the next generation of Catholic (Christian) leaders. STA students (& alumni) will strive to meet their full potential in a life of learning and productive service to society.  By utilizing their God given talents and the education provided they will become the best versions of themselves, contributing to a bright future. This life is the hope of Christ for all children in which we share.



Philosophy of Education

St. Thomas Aquinas School believes in providing a Christian educational environment designed to foster positive development in the total child. The education of the total child encompasses a special philosophyresponsibility to encourage each student to achieve his/her maximum potential on an intellectual, personal, physical and spiritual level.

The school is an integral part of the parish community serving to prepare its students to be future civic and church leaders dedicated to the ideals of peace and justice. St. Thomas Aquinas strives be an educational setting characterized by excellence in lifelong learning.

Educational Objectives

To help fulfill the philosophy and mission statement of St. Thomas Aquinas School,
we strive to obtain these objectives:

  • To maintain programs fostering spiritual, intellectual, and physical development that accepts each person as a unique individual.

  • To foster in the students a desire to learn
    so that it may become a life-long activity.

  • To develop educational programs that will enrich family life
    and strengthen the home-school relationship.

  • To maintain an effective flow of communication between
    the school and the families it serves, respecting parents' rights
    to be informed, to understand and to share in decisions
    that affect the education of their children.

  • To teach and practice positive social interaction
    through various school, parish and community functions.

  • To encourage physical fitness and physical coordination
    while promoting positive sportsmanship.

The vision of St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School is to teach as Jesus taught by striving to personify reverence (for God and all his creation), respect (for all people), and responsibility (for our actions). STA will provide academic preparation through a challenging curriculum. We will encourage (spiritual) development through participation in the sacramental life and (the) service mission of the Catholic Church.  This education of the whole person (child) will support the growth of the next generation of Catholic (Christian) leaders. STA students (& alumni) will strive to meet their full potential in a life of learning and productive service to society.  By utilizing their God given talents and the education provided they will become the best versions of themselves, contributing to a bright future. This life is the hope of Christ for all children in which we share.

The vision of St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School is to teach as Jesus taught by striving to personify reverence (for God and all his creation), respect (for all people), and responsibility (for our actions). STA will provide academic preparation through a challenging curriculum. We will encourage (spiritual) development through participation in the sacramental life and (the) service mission of the Catholic Church.  This education of the whole person (child) will support the growth of the next generation of Catholic (Christian) leaders. STA students (& alumni) will strive to meet their full potential in a life of learning and productive service to society.  By utilizing their God given talents and the education provided they will become the best versions of themselves, contributing to a bright future. This life is the hope of Christ for all children in which we share.

The vision of St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School is to teach as Jesus taught by striving to personify reverence (for God and all his creation), respect (for all people), and responsibility (for our actions). STA will provide academic preparation through a challenging curriculum. We will encourage (spiritual) development through participation in the sacramental life and (the) service mission of the Catholic Church.  This education of the whole person (child) will support the growth of the next generation of Catholic (Christian) leaders. STA students (& alumni) will strive to meet their full potential in a life of learning and productive service to society.  By utilizing their God given talents and the education provided they will become the best versions of themselves, contributing to a bright future. This life is the hope of Christ for all children in which we share.