Location: 949 Mendota Heights Road, Mendota Heights, MN 55120
Saint Thomas Academy has also been known by such names as STA, Saint Thomas Military Academy and as Saint Thomas Aquinas Seminary. This is the only Roman Catholic, college prep military high school in Minnesota. The school campus is located next to Saint Paul. It was established in 1885 and currently serves as a boys’ only military school for students in grades 9 to 12.
At Saint Thomas Academy, all students are required to participate in the Army JROTC. Daily, after school, the students in brigade formation attend the Formation in which they stand in their respective battalions then their companies and finally platoons. This is the oldest tradition in this military school. Annually, a senior class student is selected as a Cadet Colonel.
What to Expect
In addition to the military school traditions, in Saint Thomas Academy, you can expect a range of sports and activities. The school participates in all he 14 Minnesota State High School League sports. The school also has numerous co-curricular activities which include chess, debate and band. If you are searching for a school that upholds discipline and nurtures academic excellence, then Saint Thomas Academy is the school to consider.