School Profile

A college preparatory school for young men in grades 9-12


Religious Affiliation:

Roman Catholic

Total Enrollment:

777 students


The student body is representative of the city of Houston and students come from more than 126+ zip codes. Ethnic representation: African American 7%, Asian 6%, Hispanic 21%, Caucasian 63%, multi-racial 3%.


60 full-time, including administrators

Faculty-Student Ratio:

1:14 on average in each class taught at STH


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Texas Education Agency through the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department (TCCED)


$15,700 per year plus $500 Registration Fee. There is also a $500 non-refundable tuition deposit. Books are purchased by students and typically cost $350-$750. Financial assistance is available on the basis of need and minimum 75 percent GPA.


Merit scholarships granted annually on the basis of academic achievement to the top students in each class


9th & 10th Grade: St. Thomas High School Placement Test - Last Saturday of January
Academic Criteria - entrance scores, strong prior record, and recommendations

School Year:

Two semesters of 18 weeks within a traditional schedule

College Advanced Placement:

Biology, Calculus AB and BC, Chemistry, Physics B, English Language, English Literature, Spanish Language, U.S. Government, and U.S. History

S.A.T. average scores:

All seniors take the S.A.T.: 2020 for top 5 percent; 2020 for top 10 percent; and 1930 for top 25 percent

National Merit Scholars:

24 students from the Class of 2012 were recognized by the National Merit and Achievement Programs.  Eighteen students were either semifinalists or commended scholars.  In the classes of 2009-2011, 13 students earned National Merit Finalist status.

Post Secondary Education:

99% attend 4-year Colleges and Universities
1% attend 2-year post secondary institutions

Rank in Class:

St. Thomas High School does not rank its students. To compute a student's cumulative GPA, courses are distinguished according to their relative difficulty and grades are weighted with a plus 7 points for advanced courses and Advanced Placement courses.


Basilian Fathers / President:

Rev. Kevin Storey, C.S.B.

Basilian Fathers / Principal:

Rev. Patrick Fulton, C.S.B.

Assistant Principal:

Chris Westman

Dean of Students:

Tim Clarkson

Vice President for Finance:

Eve Grubb

Directors of Admissions & Recruiting:

Taffy Daussin

Director of Athletics:

Mike Netzel


Head of Guidance, 11th and 12th Mj-Z:

Debbie Cogan

Counselor, 9th and 10th A-K:

Robin Wagner

Counselor, 9th and 10th L-Z:

Iris Spells

Counselor, 11th and 12th A-De:

Michael Lesher

Counselor, 11th and 12th Df-Mi:

Lisa Hart



In the year 1900, St. Thomas High School was founded by the Basilian Fathers in the downtown area of Houston. In 1940, the campus was moved to its present location at the corner of Memorial Drive and Shepherd, approximately two miles west of the downtown area. The enrollment at St. Thomas is not restricted by specific geographical boundaries; hence, its central location makes it easily accessible to all ethnic and socio-economic groups. This central location also puts St. Thomas High School within two minutes of the cultural centers of Houston, such as the Alley Theater, Jones Hall, The Music Hall, Wortham Theater and the Museums of Fine Arts and Natural Sciences. Upper classmen offer community service to the downtown Soup Kitchen, Casa Juan Diego, Food Bank, Volunteer Center, and Habitat for Humanity.

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