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.

Watch Mr. Edgeworth’s 2019 “State of STAA” video update below.

2019-2020 Enrollment is Open!

We love our school and we think your kids will too! But, don't just take our word for it; come see us in action. We'd be happy to show you around and answer any questions you have. Just click the button below to request a tour or give Janine, our office manager, a call at 414-744-1214.

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 2017-2018 State Report Card

All public schools, public school districts, and private choice schools receive report cards from the Wisconsin DPI. The report card provides a snapshot of the school's overall performance.

Pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute 115.28 (54m), the following educational options are available to all students who are at least three years old, but not yet 18 years old. 


Let’s Get Spooky!

Friday, Oct 25, 6:00-9:00pm, Johnson Hall

Get ready to shake your boo-ty because it’s time for the Halloween Hoopla! Come enjoy great music, dancing, our annual chili cook-off (plus chili from Saz’s!), kids dance contest and costume parade, door prizes, and an adults—yes, adults—costume contest (kids vote!). Wear your favorite costume (both kids and adults!) and let’s rock Johnson Hall again this year. Doors open at 5:45pm. Admission is only $7 per person or $20 per family (cash only). This is a family event so kids must be accompanied by an adult.

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.

Consider Joining a Committee!

Now is a great time to consider joining a committee.  There are lots of volunteer opportunities that can fit in your busy schedule.  Click the button below to browse committee information and learn more.  Let's do this!


We are a Seton Catholic School.

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.