Tuition, Fees and Books

Tuition for the 2016-2017 school year is $16,500. Tuition payments can be made annually, semi-annually or monthly. A non-refundable fee of $550 and a a $500 non-refundable tuition deposit are due at the time of registration.

Tuition is invoiced and paid using the Smart Tuition website. Payment due dates are on the 1st of the month and late payments are subject to a $55 late fee, which is collected by Smart Tuition. Tuition, Advanced Placement fees, Visual Arts fees and graduation fees are posted to Smart Tuition. If you have any questions about your account please contact Smart Tuition at 888-868-8828. Other questions can be directed to Erica Pothier or Susan Krus in the Business Office at 713-864-6348.

Books are purchased new or used from MBSDirect for approximately $250-$750 yearly.


Merit-based academic scholarships are awarded annually to the top performing students in each grade level at St. Thomas High School.

For incoming freshmen, these merit scholarships are awarded for the first year based on the entrance score on the High School Placement Test (HSPT). In following years, these academic scholarships are based on academic standing, attendance and discipline.

In addition, the Basilian Fathers at St. Thomas High School award one scholarship to a qualified top student at each of the 12 archdiocesan designated inner-city Catholic schools listed below. The principals of these designated schools nominate the students.

  • Assumption Catholic School
  • Holy Ghost School
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe School
  • Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School
  • Queen of Peace School
  • Resurrection School
  • St. Augustine School
  • St. Christopher School
  • St. Francis of Assisi School
  • St. Peter the Apostle School
  • St. Pius V School
  • Our Lady of Fatima – Galena Park