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Named after St. Thomas Aquinas, the patron saint of Catholic education, St.

Thomas High School was founded in 1900 by three Basilian Fathers.

Formerly situated in the old Franciscan monastery in downtown Houston, the

school moved to its current urban location at 4500 Memorial Drive in 1940,

which was then on the western outskirts of Houston. Today, as a result of the

city’s ever-expanding growth, this ideal location is in the heart of Houston.

The sacred mission of St. Thomas High School, a Catholic preparatory school,

is to teach goodness, discipline and knowledge in the tradition of the Basilian

Fathers. The school’s vision is to

develop faith-filled, life-long learners

who think critically, communicate

effectively, and prepare thoroughly

to excel in college and in life. A

man of St. Thomas actively serves

his community, integrates Christian

morality into all aspects of his life, and

measures his success by the standards

set forth in the Gospels.

More than 30% of STH students

qualify for and receive tuition assistance and more than 125 zip codes from

the greater Houston metropolitan area are represented at STH. St. Thomas

welcomes families from other religious traditions, as roughly 25% of the student

body embrace faiths other than Catholic.

152 Eagles from the Class of 2015 were awarded nearly $8 million in college

scholarships and grants including six National Merit Commended Students, 35

members who received National Honor Society distinction and four National

Hispanic Scholars.

STH offers varsity competition in 12 sports with a rich tradition of 99 state


A third consecutive 10-win playoff season and deep postseason push to the

state football semifinals, along with a stretch of strong state tournament results

from track and field, golf, wrestling and swimming, propelled St. Thomas to a

second straight TAPPS Ed Burleson All-Sports Award. For an unprecedented

sixth straight year, STH has led the state’s 5A boys in total points, cementing St.

Thomas as the premiere private school athlete program in Texas.

The Campus Ministry program plays an essential element of the St. Thomas

experience. Students are required to complete a predetermined number of

community service hours throughout their four years with organizations such as

Casa Juan Diego, Catholic Charities, hospitals, soup kitchens and the Inner City

Christian Outreach Center.

Nearly 800 different non-profit, church and community organizations benefitted

from the service of St. Thomas students throughout the 2014-15 academic year.

The school’s largest-ever enrollment

totals nearly 800 students for 2015-

16, with the ongoing Joplin Campus

expansion projected to raise the student

body to roughly a 1,000 within the next

few years.

One hundred percent of St. Thomas

graduates are accepted into college, with

60 students from the Class of 2015

now representing five campus destinations ... Texas Tech University (18), the

University of Houston (15), Texas A&M University (13), the University of Texas

at Austin and Baylor University (seven each).

Multiple Eagles from the Class of 2015 also enrolled at the United States

Air Force Academy, Trinity University, Austin College, Penn State University,

Louisiana State University, the University of Oklahoma, the University of

Arkansas, the University of Missouri, Arizona State University and the University

of St. Thomas, among others.

Since 1900, more than 11,000 good men of St. Thomas have graduated, and

more than 6,000 contribute to one of the most active and thriving alumni bases

in the city.

Eagle Fight Never Dies!

Mission Statement

Teaching goodness, discipline and knowledge is

the tradition of the Basilian Fathers and the

sacred mission of St. Thomas, a Catholic

college preparatory high school.