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Shaping Young Minds

St. Thomas High School is a well-established college preparatory that provides a caring, intellectually challenging learning atmosphere in which young men develop the tools necessary to become successful in their further studies and careers. Emphasis is placed on the students’ preparedness for an ever demanding and diverse world.

The St. Thomas community, which includes students, parents, faculty, staff and alumni, nourishes the faith of all its members. Together, and as individuals, members of the community share the responsibility of actively bearing Christ’s message to the society at large. Promotion of social justice and service to those in need stand at the core of this mission.

To view our full course catalogue with all academic courses offered please click here.

Physical Education Department

Physical Education courses at St. Thomas High School strive to offer a broad spectrum of activities in order that the student may find a degree of success, which will in turn motivate him toward a lifetime of physical well-being.

The curriculum is divided into two categories: Team sports, used to emphasize the concepts of social interaction and unity; and sports for life, including weight training and conditioning, to encourage life-long habits of regular physical activity.

Two semesters of PE courses are required for graduation and can be taken at any time.

Most often at least one semester of PE is taken during the Freshman year.

Tim Fitzpatrick (B.A., Rice University) rejoined the St. Thomas family after eight years of service from 1996-2004. He is the Dean of the PE department and serves as head varsity football coach. Coach Fitzpatrick looks forward to working with all St. Thomas students to achieve their personal and team goals.

Nathan Labus (B.S., University of Houston) has coached at St. Thomas since 2000. He teaches Physical Education and Health and is the head coach of cross country and track.

Clayton Vanderlaan (B.S. Graceland University) joined The St. Thomas faculty in 2015. He teaches PE, is an assistant football coach and also coaches baseball.

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