Admissions

Faith | Community | Academic Excellence

Admissions

Welcome to St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School! Our parish school cultivates leaders, fosters faith, develop minds for learning, and prepares hearts for serving.

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St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School has two campus located in the heart of Lakewood. Covering over 10 acres STA a Upper School campus covering 3rd – 8th grade and a Lower School campus teaching PK4 – 2nd. We are all one school and grow every day in FAITH, COMMUNITY, and ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE.

Special thanks to the Lamont family for donating the virtual tour footage.

Our Lower School Campus

Lower School from Mockingbird

Welcome to the Lower School! This view from Mockingbird and Alderson.

Lower School Ariel

View of the campus from above.

Playground at the Lower School

New LS Playground was funded by our amazing parents through the 2019 STAPA Auction.

PK Classroom

One of our five PK classrooms includes many centers to encourage active play and tables for collaborative work.

PK Common Area

Our PK students use this space to do art projects, have snacks, and much more!

 

PK Hallway and Cubbies

The PK hallway is usually full of backpacks, lunch boxes, blankets, and of course nap mats.

 

Kindergarten Classroom

Our four kindergarten classrooms transformed for COVID social distancing. The teachers normally use collaborative tables, centers, and colorful rugs for floor time.

Science Lab

The science lab is used by K-2nd grade students to reinforce concepts learned in the classroom through hands-on experiments.

Reading Lab

The Lower School's two full-time reading specialists use the reading lab to support our students with learning differences and those needing extra reading help.

Chapel

First and second grade students attend weekly Mass in the chapel. PK and kindergarten students attend prayer services.

Drama and Music Room

The drama and music room hosts PK-2nd grade student performances and plays.

Library

Our library contains thousands of books for all levels of early readers. Our parent mystery readers surprise classes throughout the year. 

Gymnasium

Students go to PE twice a week. The gym is also used for middle school volleyball and basketball practices in the evening.

Computer Lab

The computer lab is used by K-2nd grade students each week with an emphasis on learning more about their digital footprint.

Our Upper School Campus

Upper School

Welcome the Upper School! 

 

Ariel of the Upper School

Locate 4 miles of downtown, STA Church, and the Upper School campus spans over 10.5 acres in East Dallas.

Entrance

The Upper School entrance is located on Kenwood Avenue.

Front Desk

The front desk is the hub of the Upper School. Students and parents always get a warm welcome from Mrs. Kappes.

Drama and Music Room

The drama room is home to the best middle school musicals in the area and serves as a multipurpose room for school and church activities.

Gymnasium

The Upper School gym hosts the 5th - 8th grade DPL sports teams and PE for all students.

Hallway

The iconic checkered tile runs throughout the school. All students have lockers to store their coats, books, and a family picture or two.

Library

Students enjoy checking out books, being a part of book club, or just spending some quite time in the US Library.

3rd - 5th Grade Science Lab

Our 3rd - 5th grade students apply what they learn in the classroom with hands-on experiments in the lab.

Science Lab

The Upper School has three science labs used by all grade levels to learn more about natural sciences, chemistry, and physics.

Middle School Classroom

This 8th-grade classroom displays laptops provided to every middle school (6th-8th grade) student.

Playground

The playground is used every day by our 3rd and 4th graders. Behind the playground is St. Dominic building that serves as administrative offices.

 

Selecting the best possible school for your child is an important process, and we are committed to making every family’s experience as personal, informative, and stress-free as possible. It is our goal to provide you with everything you need to determine whether St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School is the right school for your family. Our admissions process allows us to get to know your child and ensure that he or she can feel successful and happy at STA.

Rachel Wright, Director of Admissions and Advancement

 

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PK4-2nd grade students
at the Lower School campus

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3rd-8th grade students
at the Upper School campus

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The Application Portal Link will go live on November 11, 2020. The deadline for on-time applications is January 31, 2021.

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