Saint Thomas Academy Middle School:
A school within a school
Middle School marks an important transition in a young boy's character development and spiritual growth. At STA, special emphasis is placed on preparing young boys for high school learning, including building self-esteem and confidence, as well as improving communication, writing, listening and study skills. Saint Thomas Academy is committed to keeping Middle School classes small, allowing for personal instruction and developing a sense of camaraderie among the students.
An advantage of the STA Middle School is that is a part of the high school - students are able to model themselves upon older counterparts, take part in Formations and, most importantly, they are held to the same academic standards as high school students.
Links to individual academic departments are to the left.
Field Trip Permission Slips
If you need an extra copy of Middle School permission slips,
they will be posted here so you can download and print one.
Middle School - Important Information
School Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 2:40 p.m.
Tutoring: Monday - Thursday 2:45 – 3:15 p.m.
Middle School Entrance Policy
• MS doors will be unlocked between 7:15 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. and between 2:40 and 3:30 p.m.
• If your son needs to arrive before 7:15 a.m., he may use the Upper School main entrance door.
• The outer set of MS doors will be locked from 8:15 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.
• If you need to enter the MS doors between the hours of 8:15 a.m. and 2:40 p.m., there is a doorbell.
Your son’s schedule, locker number and combination will be available for pick up at Round-Up.
Middle School Commons
The Middle School is closed to students at 3:30 p.m. each day. Students may remain in the Middle School only if involved in a Middle School activity or tutoring with a faculty member. If your son needs to stay at school past 3:30 p.m. then he is required to be at the STAyers program.
This is a drop-in program that is free of charge and runs from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Students will have time for homework and participate in fun activities. Students will be supervised during this time and do not need to stay for the entire time. When the student’s ride arrives, he is free to leave. Students must be picked up at the High School doors.
Middle School students are not allowed to carry a cell phone on their person or in their backpack during the school day. The phones should either be locked up in their locker or turned in to the MS office (preferable). Important calls may be made or received, with permission, in the MS office.
Middle School - Summer 2013
• MN High School Eligibility form due
• All Health Office forms due
• Round-Up #1, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Attend one of the two Round-Up dates
Fall athletics begin on August 12; student athletes are advised to attend Round-Up on August 7 to register
• Cross Country begins, 9:00 a.m. in Grotto
• Round-Up #2, 8:00 a.m. – Noon
Attend one of the two Round-Up dates
• Middle School Football begins, 3:00 – 5:00p.m.
• New Parent Orientation, 6:15 – 8:30 p.m.
All 7th grade and new 8th grade parents
• New Student Orientation, 9:00 a.m. – Noon
All 7th grade and new 8th grade students
Wear casual clothing; lunch is provided
• First Day of School – First Bell 7:55 a.m. First Hour 8:00 a.m.
• Middle School Soccer Begins
Magazine Sales for Middle School Field Trips
This is our annual optional opportunity for your son to help pay for his own field trips. If your son is in the 7th grade, 40% of his sales total will directly reduce the cost of his three-day field trip to Camp Audubon in February. If your son is in the 8th grade, 40% of his sales will go into a group pool to offset field trip expenses like buses. In addition, the boys are eligible for a variety of cool prizes. Buy a new magazine, renew an existing magazine or buy a magazine as a gift for someone you know. Orders may be placed anytime during the school year!
Get started by clicking the link below to buy or renew now.
Enter your student's first name and last name (each student does NOT have an online ID) and click Shop. This will take you to the STA Middle School page where you can begin your shopping.