Saint Thomas Academy

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Saint Thomas Academy
("Cadets")
StThomasAcademy.JPG
"Ex Umbris in Veritatem"
Out of Darkness into Truth
Address
949 Mendota Heights Road
Mendota Heights, Minnesota, (Dakota County), 55120
United States
Coordinates44°52′5″N 93°8′14″W / 44.86806°N 93.13722°W / 44.86806; -93.13722Coordinates: 44°52′5″N 93°8′14″W / 44.86806°N 93.13722°W / 44.86806; -93.13722
Information
TypePrivate, Military
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
EstablishedSeptember 8, 1885
FounderArchbishop John Ireland
Sister schoolConvent of the Visitation
HeadmasterMatthew C. Mohs
Assistant HeadmasterMichael Sjoberg
Faculty60
Grades712
GenderBoys
Enrollment651 (Nov 1, 2013)
Hours in school day6 hours 40 minutes
Campus size88 acres (360,000 m2)
Color(s)Royal Blue and White         
Fight songFight, Cadets, Fight
Athletics conferenceMSHSL Metro East
(formerly Classic Suburban)
Sports15 sports
MascotCadet
Team nameCadets
RivalCretin-Durham Hall
Henry Sibley High
Hermantown High School
AccreditationNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools,[1]
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Newspaper'Citation'
Yearbook'Kaydet'
Tuition$19,700
Dean of AcademicsCeleste Heidelberger
Dean of StudentsBrian Edel
Admissions DirectorJohn Kenney
Athletic DirectorJason Sedlak
Website
 
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Saint Thomas Academy
("Cadets")
StThomasAcademy.JPG
"Ex Umbris in Veritatem"
Out of Darkness into Truth
Address
949 Mendota Heights Road
Mendota Heights, Minnesota, (Dakota County), 55120
United States
Coordinates44°52′5″N 93°8′14″W / 44.86806°N 93.13722°W / 44.86806; -93.13722Coordinates: 44°52′5″N 93°8′14″W / 44.86806°N 93.13722°W / 44.86806; -93.13722
Information
TypePrivate, Military
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
EstablishedSeptember 8, 1885
FounderArchbishop John Ireland
Sister schoolConvent of the Visitation
HeadmasterMatthew C. Mohs
Assistant HeadmasterMichael Sjoberg
Faculty60
Grades712
GenderBoys
Enrollment651 (Nov 1, 2013)
Hours in school day6 hours 40 minutes
Campus size88 acres (360,000 m2)
Color(s)Royal Blue and White         
Fight songFight, Cadets, Fight
Athletics conferenceMSHSL Metro East
(formerly Classic Suburban)
Sports15 sports
MascotCadet
Team nameCadets
RivalCretin-Durham Hall
Henry Sibley High
Hermantown High School
AccreditationNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools,[1]
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Newspaper'Citation'
Yearbook'Kaydet'
Tuition$19,700
Dean of AcademicsCeleste Heidelberger
Dean of StudentsBrian Edel
Admissions DirectorJohn Kenney
Athletic DirectorJason Sedlak
Website

Saint Thomas Academy (abbr. St. Thomas Academy or STA), originally known as Saint Thomas Aquinas Seminary, and formerly known as Saint Thomas Military Academy is the only all male, Roman Catholic, college-preparatory, military high school in Minnesota. It is located in Mendota Heights near Saint Paul. The Academy has a middle school (grades 7 and 8) and a high school (grades 9-12). The high school students are required to participate in Army JROTC. Its sister school, Convent of the Visitation, is located down the street and many classes and after school activities involve both schools. It is located within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

Traditions[edit]

Sports and activities[edit]

Saint Thomas Academy was a member of the Classic Suburban Conference (now Metro East). They participate in all 14 Minnesota State High School League sports as well as Orienteering. Saint Thomas Academy also has various co-curricular activities such as Band, Chess Team, Debate Team, VISTA Theater Company, Math Team, Quiz Bowl (2004 Quiz Bowl National Champions), Knowledge Bowl, Table Tennis Club, Experimental Vehicle Team (2005 Dell-Winston School Solar Car Challenge Champions and 2006 Solar Bike Race Champions), Mock Trial, The Rifle Team and The Crack Drill Squad. More than 90% of students participate in co-curricular athletics or activities.[2]

State Championships
SeasonSportNumber of ChampionshipsYear
FallFootball11975
WinterAlpine Skiing, Boys71993, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2011
Hockey, Boys52006, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013
Swimming and Diving, Boys131995, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014
Basketball, Boys21998, 2007
Rifle Team, Boys52008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
SpringChess12010
Total34

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Retrieved 2009-06-23. [dead link]
  2. ^ Student Participation in Activities
  3. ^ a b "Biographies of the Justices of the Minnesota Supreme Court". Minnesota State Library. Retrieved January 24, 2014.
  4. ^ Marquette Player Page

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Horace Greeley High School
National Academic Championship champion
2004
Succeeded by
Holland Hall (Tulsa, Oklahoma)