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
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
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!
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.
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