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Tuition for the 2016-2017 school year is: $2,550 for the first child, $2,150 for the second child, $1,850 for the third child, $1,650 for the fourth child, and $1,550 for the fifth child. There is a $100 registration fee due at the time of enrollment.
STAA is established and subsidized by the members of Immaculate Conception, Nativity of the Lord, Sacred Heart of Jesus, St. Augustine, St. Paul, and St. Veronica parishes--known as the six cluster parishes--to assist parents in fulfilling their responsibility to raise their children in the Catholic faith. While parish membership is not a requirement admission or tuition rates, STAA encourages families to be an active and participating member of one of the six cluster parishes.
Tuition rates include, but are not limited to: textbooks, consumables, a gym shirt, and most standard field trip fees.
All children should have an opportunity to receive an exceptional education and we are proud to offer parental choice programs.
Milwaukee Parental Choice Program: The Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (Choice) allows students from families who reside in the City of Milwaukee to attend any participating private school located in the city at no charge if certain eligibility criteria are met. For more details, visit the Choice homepage or contact the school office at 414-744-1214.
Wisconsin Parental Choice Program: The Wisconsin Parental Choice Program Program (WI Choice) allows students from families who reside outside the City of Milwaukee to attend any participating private school at no charge if certain eligibility criteria are met. For more details, visit the Choice homepage or contact the school office at 414-744-1214.
St. Gerard Scholarship: The St. Gerard Fund was established in 1997 with the proceeds from the sale of the St. Gerard property and the closing of the parish. The parishioners of St. Gerard established the fund to provide grade school scholarships for Catholic school students in a defined area surrounding the St. Gerard facility. Scholarships are awarded based on volunteerism, demonstrated academic achievement or demonstrated effort by the student, and special financial needs of the student's family. Each year, the St. Gerard Scholarship Fund awards $500 to selected students in grades 1 through 8. Applications are accepted during the spring.
George and Mary Kremer Foundation Grant: STAA has been the recipient of a grant from the George and Mary Kremer Foundation in Naples, Florida for the past few years. The Kremer family is a strong supporter of Catholic education in the United States and we are fortunate to be one of only 318 schools selected to receive this grant. The grant is open to all registered school families who meet the income criteria as stated on the application. Applications are accepted during spring.
Thank you for considering St. Thomas Aquinas Academy. The cluster parishes and school respect the dignity of the child. Neither race, nationality, nor other forms of discrimination will prevent a child from being accepted into STAA or our religious education programs. Children of other religions may be accepted on a seat-available basis unless attendance would cause conflict for the child because of the unique religious philosophy of our education programs.
To be eligible for 4-year-old kindergarten, a child must be four by September 1 of the school year. To be eligible for 5-year-old kindergarten, a child must be five by September 1 of the school year.
Enrollment is now open for the 2017-2018 school year! Contact Janine Hubbell in our administration office at 414-744-1214 for more information about enrollment. We frequently have waiting lists for several grades so we encourage you to explore admissions as early in the year as possible.
The last week of January is Catholic Schools Week, which is kicked off with an open house. Come join us and tour our school, visit our classrooms, learn about ways our parents get involved, and talk with our teachers and parent volunteers.
If you can't join us for open house, we invite you to schedule a visit any time. We'd be happy to show you around. Scroll down to submit an online tour request.
Extended care is available on regular school days from 6:00 am until school begins and from 3:00 - 6:00 pm. On days when school is dismissed early, extended care is available from 11:30 am - 6:00 pm. The cost is $5.00 per hour per child. Parents will sign their children in to extended care in the morning and sign them out when picking them up in the afternoon.
No extended care is available on any school day off connected to a holiday or holiday break.
For more information about our extended care program, please contact Katie Janiszewski at 414-316-3186.
STAA offers a nutritious hot lunch program and encourages healthy eating habits. Meals are prepared fresh on-site daily following ServSafe standards.
Hot lunch costs $2.90. A carton of white or chocolate milk is included with every lunch. An extra entree ($1.25) and milk ($.50) may be ordered separately. Lunches, extra entrees, and milks may be ordered on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis through School Speak. Free or reduced-fee lunches are available to qualifying families through a state-sponsored program. Reduced-fee lunch costs $.40.
Students must remain on campus throughout the entire school day, including lunch.
Parents and grandparents should feel free to come in and have lunch with your child/grandchild any day. The cost for an adult hot lunch is $3.65. Just let us know you're coming by 8:30 am that day.
For questions regarding our lunch program, contact Jennifer Dolata at 414-744-1120.
1. We offer a safe learning environment where students are encouraged and championed to explore and try new things.
2. Our students and faculty value respect of oneself and others. We have strong morals and do what we can to act in a manner that reflects decency, support, and empathy.
3. Our faculty and staff are role models for our students and appreciate the individual contributions and strengths of every student.
4. We are committed to providing a quality education that will enable our students to succeed through high school and beyond.
5. Our parent network is incredibly strong. Our school families are invested in their children's education and are active participants in their children's school experience.