Welcome to St. Thomas Aquinas Academy

We are a fully-accredited Catholic school offering a high school preparatory curriculum in a faith-based, supportive learning environment.  We offer full-day K4 and K5 through 8th grade.  As Catholic educators, we provide a solid curriculum that fosters critical thinking, academic achievement and collaborative processes to prepare students for high school.  Beginning in K4, students learn computers, Spanish, music, art, physical education, and health.  Seventh and 8th grade students also participate in Project Lead The Way, a pre-engineering class.  

Catholic Christian values are at the heart of our school.  From K4 through 8th grade, children celebrate daily prayer, weekly mass, and student-led prayer services.  Priests from our cluster parishes join students for religion class. 

Students may participate in a variety of extracurricular activities, including soccer, volleyball, basketball, choir, hand bells, and our annual school play.

Enrollment is Now Open

Enrollment is now open for the 2017-2018 school year!  We invite you to contact our office manager, Janine Hubbell, at 414-744-1214 for enrollment information and to request a tour. 

Our Mission

St. Thomas Aquinas Academy is a vibrant Catholic learning community, empowering and preparing future leaders for lifelong stewardship through an academically challenging and faith-centered environment. 

Our 2016-2017 Theme:

"Seek God in All Things"



The 2017 Auction


The 2017 Auction

Join us for "An Evening in Paris"

Saturday, May 20, 2017
5:30pm to midnight
Oak Creek Community Center

Join us for one of the most fun, formal, adults-only nights of the school year!  Enjoy happy hour with a signature cocktail, a sit-down dinner presented by Saz's Catering, a silent and live auction, and all the dancing your feet can handle.  All money raised at the auction remains at STAA!

Send Your Favorite Teacher to the Auction Dinner!

What a great way to say "thank you" to your child's favorite teacher--send her to the auction dinner!  She'll get a great dinner, have a fun adult night out, and have a chance to kick up her heels a bit. 

Admission tickets are on sale now with an early bird discount until March 31! 

  • $45 per individual
  • $90 per couple
  • $350 per table of eight

Tickets must be purchased in advance.  No tickets will be sold at the door.  All tickets will be electronic this year (no paper tickets will be issued). 

Stop by the school office or contact Janine at hubbellj@staamke.org to purchase tickets.

Click HERE for more auction details.

If you can't attend the auction, you can still participate.  Click the Donate button to make an easy online donation:

Seeking Donations and Sponsorships

Do you have connections to a business that may be willing to make an in-kind or monetary donation or even help sponsor our event?  Let us know! 

Every little bit helps.  Drop items off in the school office or contact Janine at hubbellj@staamke.org.

donate a gift card

We are seeking donations of gift cards of all types and values.  If you have a gift card lying around that you're never going to use, donate it! 

donate a bottle of wine

Have a favorite bottle of wine you wouldn't mind donating to the auction?  We'll take it!

Thank you to our generous auction sponsors:

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"I can play sports, do scouts, or join the school play."


"I can play sports, do scouts, or join the school play."


Love Locks Classroom Challenge

April 1 - April 30

The famous Pont des Arts pedestrian bridge that crosses the Seine River in Paris was once filled with thousands of padlocks scribed with messages of love.  In celebration of STAA's upcoming dinner auction,  you'll soon find our very own Pont des Arts bridge outside the school office that we need to fill with loving locks of our own...and a bit of hearty competition.

Throughout April, students can buy paper locks for $1 each to help fill the bridge.  At the end of April, the class with the most locks will win an out-of-uniform day and an ice cream party!  All funds raised will count toward our auction fundraising goals!  Game on.

Parish Cluster Lenten Activities

Please check out the Lenten calendars for our cluster parishes.  There are so many wonderful ways your family can participate in your parish community!

Lenten Calendar - March 2017
Lenten Calendar - April 2017
Holy Week 2017 Mass Schedules


Don't Miss the 2017 School Play

Performance times are:

Thu, Mar 23:  1:30pm
Fri, Mar 24:  7:00pm
Sat, Mar 25:  7:00pm
Sun, Mar 26:  1:00pm

All performances will be in Johnson Hall.

Generous Jeans Day

Tuesday, March 28

Kids can wear jeans to school for as little as a $1 donation. 

Easter Break

april 13-April 23

School will be closed as we celebrate Easter beginning with an early dismissal at 11:30am on Thursday, April 13.  Classes will resume on Monday, April 24. 

Have a safe and joyous holiday break.


Volunteer Ops

Volunteer Ops

Parents, STAA is Your School Too!

Consider getting involved in your child's school experience.  STAA extends a lot of wonderful opportunities for parents to join committees, teams, projects, and lend a hand here and there.  Whether you're a working parent or stay-at-home, there is truly something for everyone and our committees are always looking for parents who are willing to help.

Join Us for Upcoming Committee Meetings

If you've been thinking about joining or even just occasionally participating in committee meetings or committee-sponsored events, feel free to join us in the school library for the following meeting(s):

  • Auction Committee:  Tuesday, April 4 at 6:00 pm

Principal's Message

"Learning about God helps me be a better friend."

Principal's Message

"Learning about God helps me be a better friend."

Mr. Heding's Message

Greetings and welcome to the St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Website!

We are very pleased to have you spend time visiting us online. Our mission at STAA is to provide students and families with a vibrant learning community, preparing our students for a life of discipleship, leadership, stewardship, and academic success. St. Thomas Aquinas Academy has built a tradition of excellence through strong faith formation and high academic expectations. We look forward to having the opportunity to offer a positive learning experience for your child(ren).

STAA is also proud to be chosen as a first cohort school in the Seton Catholic Schools initiative in Milwaukee. Our staff and students will be provided with additional support staff, academic resources, and new technology to bring an exciting learning environment to our students.

We know that choosing a school for your child is difficult. Allow us the opportunity to give you faith in the decision you make. If you have any questions or would like to request a tour, please call us at 414-744-1214. 


Dan Heding, Principal



"As a parent, I love the school's strong sense of community and spirit!"


"As a parent, I love the school's strong sense of community and spirit!"

The 2016-2017 school year is going to be exciting for us!  We are one of nine Milwaukee County Catholic schools chosen to implement an exceptional educational model and be a part of the collaborative network of Seton Catholic Schools.  

As part of this new initiative by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee,  we are now collaborating as an active network that is strengthening the educational, community, and faith experiences of students, staff and community members.

Collaboration has a rich history in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. More than twenty years ago, education pioneers in areas like Beaver Dam and Waukesha redefined how we approach Catholic education – both in the classroom and in administrative support. Today, 24 of the 97 Catholic elementary schools in the archdiocese exist due to mergers of previously independent parish schools.

Seton Catholic Schools continues this tradition of collaboration that has worked relentlessly to improve education for the children of Milwaukee County. Moving into the future, this network seeks to improve student academic performance as part of the Seton Approach. It’s a holistic educational model for success.

As participants in the Milwaukee and Wisconsin Parental Choice programs, Catholic education is becoming more accessible for families of all socio-economic backgrounds through Seton Catholic Schools. The network promotes engagement between the school, parish and community.

By strengthening schools, the parishes and neighborhoods will also be strengthened: after all, it is said – it takes a village to raise a child.




Contact Us

Dan Heding, Principal


Janine Hubbell, Office Manager




341 East Norwich Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53207

P: 414-744-1214      F: 414-744-8340