School Profile

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

Statistics

Religious Affiliation:

Roman Catholic

Total Enrollment:

730 students

Students:

The student body is representative of the city of Houston and students come from more than 125 zip codes. Ethnic representation: African American 7%, Asian 6%, Hispanic 21%, Caucasian 63%, multi-racial 3%.

Faculty:

64 full-time, including administrators

Faculty-Student Ratio:

1:18 on average in each class taught at STH

Accreditation:

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

Tuition:

$13,750 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.

Scholarships:

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

Admissions:

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.

Administration

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 of Finance:

Eve Grubb

Director of Admissions & Recruiting:

Jon Moody

Director of Athletics:

Mike Netzel

Counselors

Director of Counseling, Counselor Students P-Z:

Debbie Cogan

Counselor, Students H-O:

Lisa Hart

Counselor, Students A-G:

Tricia Miller

Guidance Office Administrative Assistant:

Theresa Northway

Counselor, All Freshmen:

Iris Spells

Community

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.

St. Thomas High School Crest

The crest reflects the school's connection with the Basilian Fathers, its patron, St. Thomas Aquinas, the Diocese of Galveston-Houston, and the State of Texas.

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  1. First quarter: The chalice represents the Eucharist, which is at the center of our Catholic faith. St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) had great devotion and love of the Eucharist and wrote many eucharistic hymns that Christians still sing today.
  2. Second quarter: The book stands for learning. St. Thomas Aquinas was both a scholar and Doctor of the Church. We, like him, must be open to knowledge and wisdom in all of its sources. The book also represents the Gospels of Jesus Christ, upon whom our faith is based.
  3. Third quarter: The star is a traditional emblem of the Blessed Virgin Mary, as well as the chosen emblem of Texas, the Lone Star State. It is also part of the crest of the Diocese of Galveston-Houston, the diocese in which the school is located.
  4. Fourth quarter: The Greek cross, taken from the Basilian Fathers' crest, is to honor St. Basil the Great (329-379), patron saint of the Basilian Fathers. He was Archbishop of Caesarea (in present day Turkey), founder of monastic life, and Doctor of the Church.
  5. Intertwined around the four quarters is the motto of St. Thomas High School - “Teach me Goodness, Discipline and Knowledge.” It comes from Psalm 119 and is also the motto of the Basilian Fathers.

On Campus

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Eagles Earn Rare Encounter With Dynamo

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STH Schedules Second 2014 Football Scrimmage

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President Rev. Kevin Storey, CSB Re-Elected To Basilian Position

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Events