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 that remains in line with the Magisterium of the Catholic Church and encourages students to pursue lives of virtue and obedience to the teaching of Jesus Christ.
  • 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 6-8).

The Upper School welcomes applications from rising 9th graders. 

  • Prospective transfer students (grades 10-12) 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.  

  • A waitlist is maintained for grade 7. Prospective transfer applicants for grade 7 must begin the application process and will be considered if a spot becomes available.
  • Applications for 8th grade transfer students will not be considered.

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 during the school year or during the summer months.  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.

  • The admissions process begins September 1, 2022.
  • Student shadows are welcome starting September 9, 2022. Contact the admissions office to schedule. 
  • Admissions testing options are available October 2022 until the beginning of February 2023 on our campus.
  • The entire admissions process must be complete by February 3, 2023 to be considered for admission.
  • Admissions decisions will be sent by the last week in February 2023.
  • If spots remain available after March, applicants may apply on a rolling basis until all spots have been filled. 
  • Applicants may be placed on a waiting list once all spots have been filled.

 

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.

 

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