Students at St. Thomas Aquinas are instructed through a rigorous academic curriculum that prioritizes their achievement and success. In the classroom, students are challenged to think critically about their lessons and how it tangentially relates to the Catholic faith. Students receive instruction in core curriculum subjects, as well as engineering, art, music, technology, and foreign language.
In alignment with the Wisconsin Department of Instruction standards, the curriculum follows the Archdiocese of Milwaukee guidelines and new Seton Catholic Schools enhancements.
St. Thomas Aquinas Academy is a place for students K4-8th grade to learn and grow in mind, body, and spirit. The staff and experienced teachers engage students in the classroom by modifying teaching styles to accommodate student learning styles.
St. Thomas Aquinas Academy is a Catholic school dedicated to educating the entire child.
Students learn about their faith both in and outside the classroom at St. Thomas Aquinas. Priests and deacons from the six supporting parishes of the school are regularly in classrooms as supplementary instructors for religion classes.
Staff and teachers lead students through daily prayer and religious instruction, as well as weekly mass, and special prayer services and service projects. Students are expected to treat each other in the Christian way, and teachers model this through their instruction and behavior.
Students are encouraged to view all courses in the curriculum through a Catholic lens.
St. Thomas Aquinas Academy is extremely active in preparing students for the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields. Staff and teachers understand that preparing leaders for these growing, critical fields is extremely important for the future success of its students and the city. There are numerous opportunities for students to be introduced to the wonders of engineering at all grade levels.
For the youngest learners, Let’s Build It! Engineering is an interactive after school program for first through fourth grade students. Engineering Club is offered after school for fifth and sixth grade students. Seventh and eighth graders explore the field and see its practical applications through both the Project Lead The Way and Go Baby Go! programs.
Beyond the time devoted to curriculum instruction, students participate in a number of service projects and are members of a STAA (St. Thomas Aquinas Academy) Family.
Every “family” consists of children from each grade level, and the “families” participate in monthly activities on a theme or holiday, allowing older students to work with and mentor younger students.
Outside the classroom, students can participate in a wide variety of extracurricular activities that challenge their mental, social, and physical development. St. Thomas Aquinas offers three sports, several levels of engineering clubs, drama and art clubs, girl and boy scouts, and more.
Students and their families are actively representing St. Thomas Aquinas in the greater community with booths at farmer’s markets and at events like “Chill on the Hill.”