Admissions Information

Why STMA?

St. Thomas More Academy has a proven record of developing responsible students with strong moral foundations.

STMA has implemented a successful classical curriculum that allows for any willing student to become the best academic performer he or she can be.  Our students continue to excel in their academic pursuits, with routinely outstanding performance on the SAT and college placement.

STMA is the best option for students and families who desire an excellent education that supports core values.

St. Thomas More Academy is right for your student if:

  • Your family is seeking a faithful, joyful, Catholic school.
  • Your family prizes a rigorous, deep, classical education rooted in the tenets of the Catholic tradition that enriches the mind and provides students with a love of learning.
  • Your family desires an education that will prepare your student intellectually, socially, and spiritually for a fruitful college experience.
  • Your family desires an education that will prepare your student to be a responsible, thoughtful, virtuous, well-formed citizen.
  • Your family understands that the behavior of each student is primarily the responsibility of his or her parents, but agrees to partner with STMA in the molding and forming of your student in accordance with our handbook. Please read the handbook here.

Who Can Apply?

St. Thomas More Academy is comprised of an Upper School (grades 9-12) and a Middle School (grades 6 & 7 for the 2021-2022 academic year).

The Upper School welcomes applications from rising 9th and 10th graders.  

  • Prospective upperclassmen transfer student (11th and 12th graders) applications are considered on a case by case basis. Please contact the Admissions Office to schedule a student/family interview for prospective transfers.
  • International student applications are welcome for students who have secured home placement and intend to graduate from our school.  We do not accept international student applications for short-term (one or two year) study. 

The Middle School welcomes applications from rising 6th graders.  

  • We will welcome 7th grade transfer applications for the 2022-2023 academic year, but because the class is full, applicants will be placed on the waitlist.
  • We do not plan to admit 8th grade transfer students for the 2022-2023 academic year.

St. Thomas More Academy is open to any young man or woman, regardless of race, creed, gender, or economic status.  The Academy makes reasonable accommodations for students with physical disabilities.

When to Apply?

The admissions process begins September 1st for the following academic year.  Applicants may begin the process by visiting our campus as a student shadow (recommended).  Families are also welcome to  schedule a family tour or visit our campus during the annual Open House.  After a family has decided that STMA is a good fit for their student, the entrance exam (ISEE) can be scheduled and the on-line application process may begin.

STMA has two rounds of admissions:

  • Early (Winter) Admissions - The admissions process must be complete by early December to be considered for the first round of admissions decisions, which will be sent via mail by mid-December.
  • Spring Admissions - The admissions process must be complete by early March to be considered for the second round of admissions decisions, which will be sent via mail by the end of the first week in March. 

After the first two rounds, admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis while class space is available.   If space is not available, an applicant may be placed on the waiting list. 

For more information or to schedule a tour, please call the Admissions Office at 919-576-7064 or email admissions@stmacademy.org