Class of 2015 Early College Decisions Coming In!

STMA’s class of 2014 continued a tradition of outstanding college placement with admissions to a wide range of top schools, including Allegheny, Duquesne, Fordham, Lafayette, NYU, Navarre (Spain), North Carolina, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, Occidental, Rensselaer, Richmond, Scripps, Siena, Virginia, Villanova, and St. Mary’s. As in years past, merit-based financial support trended very strong, with over $3 million in merit-based support.

If early decisions are an indication, STMA’s class of 2015 means to keep pace! This year’s candidates are competing for the National Merit Scholarship, the Park Scholarship, and the Davidson College Belk and Bryan Scholarships. One student has just been awarded the Calvin College Presidential Scholarship. Seniors have seen strong offers of early admission and merit-based aid from a range of colleges including Campbell, Dallas, Duquesne, Lynchburg, Mount St. Mary’s, Pittsburgh, Roanoke, and Western Carolina. We expect more excellent news in the next few weeks.

Best wishes to our seniors as they compete throughout the fall and winter months!

Students Put FFA Grant Into Practice!

STMA’s 2014-15 Future Farmers of America Grant “Food For All” funds three experiential learning projects in agriculture that concretely address local hunger. These projects have already substantially increase STMA’s charitable giving from its garden and provide enhanced educational opportunities for both students and adults. Grant writer and FFA leader Kate Kirkpatrick and the FFA club have cooperated this fall in both seasonal harvests and a local educational workshop in Wake Forest. Another workshop is planned for November at St. Raphael’s in Raleigh. Support goes out to STMA’s FFA as it brings the grant’s benefits to the school, its students, and our neighboring communities!

STMA wins ACS-Hach Chemistry Grant!

Dr. David Richards’s proposal “At the Intersection of Chemistry and Biology:  Gel Electrophoresis” has been awarded a Chemistry Grant from the ACS-Hach Program’s Educational Division in Washington, D.C. This grant will significantly enhance the teaching and learning of chemistry at STMA. Congratulations to Dr. Richards!

Now Enrolling!

St. Thomas More Academy is accepting online applications for the Class of 2018.   Early acceptance now through February 28th.

Application packets do not need to be complete at the time of application.  However, we must receive a completed Application for Admission along with a $250.00 application fee to begin the admissions process.  Other documents can be submitted as you obtain them.  All application documents must be submitted to the school by February 28, 2014 for early acceptance notification.

The admissions test must be taken on one of the scheduled dates in November, December, February or March (or at another school offering the ISEE on other dates) for consideration in the admissions process.  The May test date is for late applicants.

Siblings of current students or graduates will be given priority in acceptance.

Tuition for the 2014-2015 academic year is $6500.

Acceptance letters will be mailed out the last week of February though the first week of March, 2014 and Commitment Letters will be due back to the school two weeks later.

An Open House is scheduled from 6-7:30pm on Thursday, February 27th.  Private tours are available, as are opportunities to have your child “shadow” a current student for a half school day.  For more information, or to schedule a tour or “shadow,” please email Mrs. Ann Cureton at ann.cureton@stmacademy.org

All pertinent information and documents related to admissions at STMA can be found at the following link:

http://stmacademy.org/admissions/

If we can be of any assistance in the admissions process, please feel free to contact us.  Know of our prayers!

STMA Named Rensselaer Medal School

St. Thomas More Academy has been named a Rensselaer Medal School by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. This honor provides a scholarship opportunity worth a minimum of $60,000 for select outstanding math and science students who apply, are accepted and enroll at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

St. Thomas More Academy has distinguished itself as having outstanding courses in mathematics and science, and has met rigorous academic standards to become a Rensselaer Medal School. As a Rensselaer Medal School, St. Thomas More Academy may select one member of its junior class to be honored with the Rensselaer Medal. The Medal, first presented in 1916, recognizes superlative academic achievement and motivates students toward careers in science, engineering and technology. Medal recipients who apply, are accepted, and enroll at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are provided a scholarship worth a minimum of $60,000.