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Saint Thomas Academy

Saint Thomas Academy, founded in 1885 by Archbishop John Ireland, is a Catholic, all-male, college-preparatory, military day school for students in grades 7-12 of the St. Paul-Minneapolis area. For over a hundred years, the Academy community of students, parents, faculty, and alumni has prepared young men in an environment influenced by the message of Jesus Christ to succeed in college and life. The Academy's tradition, discipline, and spirit influence the life of a young man long after graduation.

The mission of Saint Thomas Academy is to help young men build a solid foundation of responsible leadership within themselves, the Academy, the Catholic Church, and the community.

The mission of Saint Thomas Academy is accomplished by:
•developing the intellectual, spiritual, moral and physical potential of each young man
•fostering the knowledge and practice of leadership so that a young man has confidence in being a leader and in choosing which leader to follow.
By developing and nurturing each whole person and preparing students to be leaders with high ideals, Saint Thomas Academy graduates are young men prepared to succeed in college and in life.

Saint Thomas Academy offers a balanced educational program that fosters self-esteem and self-discipline, encourages respect for others, and recognizes the unique and creative abilities of each student. Guided by its mission, the Saint Thomas Academy community has set high academic goals and offers an educational experience to a diverse student body of young men who have the integrity, capability, and motivation to benefit from and contribute to the Academy.

• The intellectual potential of each student is developed through a college-preparatory curriculum, which fosters a respect for knowledge, critical thinking, creative expression, effective communication, and independent inquiry.
• The spiritual potential of each student is developed through the daily teaching and practice of Catholic doctrine, traditions, and values. The Gospel message of Jesus Christ is the basis for encouraging a positive and growing faith.
• The moral potential of each student is developed through instruction and example that incorporates values, fosters and reinforces ethical behavior, and builds respectful relationships.
• The physical potential of each student is developed through a program of athletics, activities and instruction promoting health, safety, fitness, and good sportsmanship.
• The leadership potential of each student is developed through the Army’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program, focusing on the knowledge and practice of character, leadership, and citizenship.

School name:Saint Thomas Academy
Address:949 Mendota Heights Road
Zip & city:MN 55120 Minnesota
Phone: 651-454-4570

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