St. Thomas Again Receives Academic and Institutional Acclaim from National Niche.com Review

St. Thomas is again proud to be recognized as one of the most achieving college preparatory schools in Texas by a national review.

For the fourth consecutive year, a study from Pittsburgh-based Niche.com ranks STH among the top-five all-male high schools in the state and among the top-10 Catholic institutions. The A- Overall Niche Grade reflects the institution’s comprehensive quality based on academic excellence, SAT and ACT scores, college admissions, matriculation rates, parent surveys, culture and diversity grades, and student-teacher ratio.

“This latest recognition and all of our all tremendous achievements in recent years are a significant affirmation of what we can accomplish together as an academic community,” said principal Aaron Dominguez ‘96. “Certainly it is a positive indicator on our curriculum, the teaching staff, and associated support, the professionalism and direction of the counseling department and the athletic and co-curricular programs. Our collaborative goal is always educating the complete student and developing our Eagle talents, gifts and abilities.”

Fifty percent of the measure was weighted between standardized college readiness exams, plus the number of students who attend top-tier universities. St. Thomas consistently earned A and A- ratings, including the categories for Academics, College Prep, Athletics, and Clubs and Activities.

Among the numerous five-star reviews St. Thomas received within the rigorous analysis of key statistics …

As a parent, I couldn’t be happier with our St. Thomas experience. Excellent teachers who understand boys and inspire and encourage them to grow into their potential. A great balance of extra-curricular activities allows the students to explore different interests and make friends from all walks of life. A+ to the Basilian Fathers and their mission. Our son came away well prepared for college and was accepted to several schools with scholarship offerings. Go Eagles!

I loved the academic rigor and excellence seen throughout my son’s 4 years here. It was a perfect fit for him. It is truly a brotherhood like no other.

St Thomas has been an incredible experience. The teachers find creative ways of teaching. The bond created between students is amazing and it shows by the number of alumni who are still active in our school.

We love this school! My son travels 2 hours a day to go to this school, his choice and is super happy he is attending St Thomas. The teachers love to see the boys succeed.

St. Thomas is fantastic about preparing high school students for the challenges of college while allowing them to explore their interests through a wide range of elective courses and extracurricular activities. My involvement with the Drama program completely changed my life and helped shape my future career aspirations

The arts are well supported at St. Thomas, and with members not only from STH but from sister schools Duchesne, Incarnate Word, and St. Agnes, they are never short of fresh faces and new energy. All STH performers care deeply about their craft.

Dominguez said that the commitment at St. Thomas is “to focus our efforts on what brings the greatest good to our community and beyond. In the classroom, on the field and courts, or out in the world, we hope to leave a better place than what we found. That is at the heart of Basilian leadership. It is part of our fabric. This latest (Niche.com) ranking gives us another benchmark to see where we currently stand, and where we can continue to grow our identity, not in an effort to pursue others but to realize the total measure of our Basilian mission.”

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