Student life at St. Thomas Aquinas, we provide varied opportunities for learning beyond the classroom. Your child may choose from a number of extracurricular activities that will enhance his or her educational experience.
Special Programs: The Curriculum at St. Thomas is enhanced in many ways. Some parts of the curriculum require participation in programs that take place outside of the normal school hours. These include, but are not limited to:
- Spring Musical (5th-8th) – With help our STA faculty, the 5th- 8th grade participants perform well known musicals with challenging fun choreography, great solo and ensemble singing, and scenes that let the participants have a top notch fine arts experience.
- House System (5th-8th) – These houses are an important tradition at STA for 5th – 8th grade students. The program promotes friendship and encourages excellence within the school community.
- Advent Program (Music, PreK-6th)
- Camp Tecumseh (Religion, 7th & 8th)
- Dance Program (PE, PreK-8th)
- Robotics Academic Team (5th-8th)
- Newspaper (5th-8th)
- Ruth Lilly Life Begins (Health, 5th)
- Speech Team (English, 7th-8th)
- Variety Show (All School) – STA Variety Show is an opportunity for students to have fun and show of their own special talents.
- Yearbook (7th-8th)
Serving at Mass: Students in 6th – 8th grade who are interested, can help by serving at weekday or weekend Masses.
Service: Upper grade students are required to complete service hours in which they volunteer their time and talents. Indeed, the entire St. Thomas curriculum is centered on the belief that students not only need to receive an excellent academic education, but also they need to learn how to live a life of kindness and compassion.
- Habitat Garden
- St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry
- Haiti Mission
- Aquinas Club Service Scholarship summary – Each year, 3 students entering 8th grade are awarded partial scholarships for their commitment to service of others.
Leadership: STA places a strong emphasis on respect, service and kindness towards others. Some examples of how this is demonstrated every day include:
- Faith Partners – Our younger students are paired with an older student as a Faith Partner who help and guide them through the school year, model responsible behavior and provide a fun companion during field trips and in-school activities.
- STA Student Task Force (anti-bullying)!
- Student Council – 2 elected representatives from 5th grade and 4 from 6th – 8th grade, make up the Student Council. They communicate with the principal and are responsible for student service and fundraising opportunities like the Boulevard Place food pantry and out of uniform days.
- Earth Council