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FAQs About St. Thomas

The Admissions Department is here to help you navigate the journey to become a St. Thomas Eagle. Our caring staff is happy to answer your questions, explain the admission process, introduce you to St. Thomas and address any concerns you may have.

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All qualified students are welcome at St. Thomas regardless of religious affiliation. Because we are a Catholic school, all students must take Catholic Theology classes, attend class retreats and worship with the St. Thomas community at liturgies and prayer services. We believe that every young man is going on his own unique journey of faith.
St. Thomas offers a bus service from the Spring and Kingwood communities. Please click here to learn more about our bus service.

Additionally, there is a Metro bus line stop in our front yard and many students take advantage of this convenience.
Students do not wear a uniform, but they do have a dress code that requires khaki dress slacks with a belt, a shirt with a collar and dress shoes.
Classes are held from 7:50 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. Buildings and offices are open from 7 to 4 on most week days. Please call ahead to confirm hours for any specific office or day.
A student must score at or above grade level on the HSPT or ISEE Test, have a strong academic record and receive an excellent recommendation from his Junior High School in order to be accepted to St. Thomas. A strong essay on the application and familiarity with the school also help a student's application. A student must meet all of the above criteria in order to be well prepared for and successful in our rigorous college preparatory program.
St. Thomas offers many extracurricular clubs that sponsor activities for our students and the students from our sister schools: St. Agnes Academy, Duchesne Academy, and Incarnate Word Academy. Likewise, St. Thomas students are invited to activities those schools sponsor, so there are ample opportunities to mingle with girls. St. Thomas and its sister schools also host a variety of dances throughout the year. Other opportunities include: Band, Drama, Spirit Clubs, Sporting Events, Pep Rallies, as well as numerous TAPPS academic events.
Most classes average about 20 students: some classes are as small as 8, while the largest classes are limited to 25.
Tuition can be paid in three ways. All payments are made directly to SmartTuition:
  • One annual payment made on July 1st for the full amount.
  • Semi-annual payments made on July 1st and December 1st.
  • Ten monthly payments made between July 1st through April 1st.
At St. Thomas our educational program heeds the ancient motto "a sound mind in a sound body." Interscholastic athletics are an important part of that idea. The St. Thomas Eagles, compete in football, baseball, basketball, track, soccer, tennis, cross country, wrestling, swimming, rugby, lacrosse and golf. All sports are available on the freshmen, junior varsity and varsity levels. All students are encouraged to try out for any team or become a team manager or trainer. Many other opportunities are available through an ongoing intramural program. We have a long, proud history of championship sports. We have earned state titles in rugby, cross country, football, basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis, track, basketball and golf.
TAPPS - Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools
Every St. Thomas student participates in service. Freshmen have a 20-hour service requirement and all Sophomores complete their service while on their retreat. Juniors and Seniors are expected to perform a minimum of 40 hours of service in each of those two years. All students have served over 100 hours by the time they graduate.
Approximately 95% of St. Thomas students participate in one or more of the many clubs and organizations available at St. Thomas. These include campus ministry, foreign language clubs, art and music, speech and debate, student government and student publications.
We are accredited by the Texas Education Agency, the Texas Catholic Conference, the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges and the National Catholic Education Association.