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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"

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Annoucements


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

Annoucements


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


Safeguarding All of God's Family Training

If you are interested in coaching or volunteering next school year, you'll need to first complete the Safeguarding All of God's Family training (if you haven't already completed it).  There are four summer sessions available for Monday, July 10th, 6-9pm; Saturday, July 22nd, 9am-12pm; Monday, August 14th, 6-9pm; and Saturday, August 26th, 9am-12pm. 

Register for a session at https://milwaukee.cmgconnect.org (no walk-ins).     


Back to School Night

Thursday, August 24, 6:00-8:00 pm

All families are welcome to Back-to-School night to drop off school supplies, meet your teachers, sign-up for fall sports, learn about volunteer opportunities, fill out paperwork, pick up some gently-used uniform pieces at the uniform resale, and more!  Visit us in the school gym and library.   

New family orientation will be held in the library at 7:00pm.  


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The First Day of School is Monday, August 28!

Summer's not over yet but we're looking forward to welcoming everyone back to STAA for another terrific school year.  And, we'd especially like to extend a warm welcome to the new students and teachers joining us this year!  Don't worry about your first day.  We're going to have a great year!  Plus, we have a lot of wonderful things planned for everyone this school year so we are sure to enjoy our learning journey along the way.

Parents, here are a few reminders as we all prepare to get back in the swing of things:

What should my child wear?

White, forest green, or approved grey collared shirt with plain navy or khaki pants or shorts (no cargos).  Shirts must be tucked in.  Girls may wear navy or khaki jumpers or skirts.  Shoes must be closed toe and closed heel.

What should we expect when dropping our child at school?

Students will line up according to their grade on the school playground each morning.  When the first bell rings, teachers will lead each grade into their classrooms.  Except for the first day, parents may not enter the building with their children. 

Expect the first few mornings of school to be busy and our parking lot to be extra crowded.

What's the car line?

Parents may either park in the small lot behind the school or drop their children off in the car line.  The car line lane is marked and runs the entire length of the school parking lot.  Use the car line if your children are old enough to get out of the car themselves and walk to their lineup.  You may not park in the car line to help your children out of car seats or walk with them to their lineup.  Parents with younger children typically park in the small lot and walk with their children to their lineup. 

Keep right as you enter the driveway into the school lot so cars that would like to park can pass on your left side. 

What shouldn't I do?

When dropping children off in the morning, use the small parking lot behind the school or the car line.  Please do not park on Norwich Avenue in the front of the building or Austin Street, on the west side of the building, to walk children into school. 

No pets are allowed near the student lineup.

What should I do?

Enjoy and have a great day!  School's fun, the teachers are awesome, and we're happy to have everyone back!


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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.

This past June, Seton recognized the hard work of four of our awesome STAA volunteers who went above and beyond last school year to help out--and we couldn't be more grateful. Click here to read more.

Consider Joining a Committee!

Now is a great time to consider joining a committee the next school year.  There are lots of volunteer opportunities that can fit in your busy schedule.  Consider it over the summer and let's rock this next school year!

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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).

St. Thomas Aquinas Academy is able to provide students with a curriculum and instructional style meant to reach the diverse needs of our students that leads to strong skill building and mastery of content.  We are pleased to offer teachers that are truly dedicated to the growth and development of our young leaders.  Our family atmosphere is a unique quality that helps STAA stand out from the rest and we are proud to have such wonderful and supportive families and parishes. 

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. 

Blessings!

Dan Heding, Principal

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Seton


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

Seton


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

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In 2016, we became one of nine Milwaukee County Catholic schools chosen to implement an exceptional educational model as part of the collaborative network of Seton Catholic Schools.  

As part of this new initiative by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee,  we are 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.

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Contact


Contact


Contact Us

Dan Heding, Principal

hedingd@staamke.org

Janine Hubbell, Office Manager

hubbellj@staamke.org

414-744-1214

 

341 East Norwich Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53207

P: 414-744-1214      F: 414-744-8340