Good afternoon, STA Families,

It is my sincere honor and pleasure to announce to you that St. Thomas Aquinas School is rated a 4 STAR School by the Indiana Department of Education!   We are one of only 17 schools (10 elementary) in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis to receive this designation.  Congratulations to our students, faculty & staff and parents for their commitment to Catholic education!


Cara Swinefurth, Principal


Release of Four Star Schools for 2012-2013

Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz announced Indiana’s 4 Star schools for 2012-2013 today.  In order to achieve this designation, a school must be in the top 25th percentile of schools in three ISTEP-based categories.  A total of 311 schools received the award throughout the state.

Superintendent Ritz congratulated these schools today.  ‘I am honored to name these schools as our Four Star Schools for this year,’ said Ritz.  ‘Winning this award required excellent work by teachers, administrators, students and parents throughout the year and on behalf of the entire Indiana Department of Education I send them my sincere congratulations.’

A complete list of the schools that received the award is listed below.  A more complete methodology outlining Four Star determination can be found at:

Detailed spreadsheet information for each school can be found on the DOE Accreditation web page.