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 6-8 in the 2022-23 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 and 7th graders.  

  • The 6th and 7th grade class is full for the 2022-23 school year, but we will accept applications from students interested in being placed on the waitlist. 
    • Interested 6th and 7th grade applicants must register for and take the entrance exam and begin the online application. If a spot becomes available, applicants will be asked to complete the remainder of the admissions process. 
  • Applications for 8th grade transfer students for the 2022-2023 academic year will not be accepted.

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.

STMA has two rounds of admissions:

  • Early (Winter) Admissions - The admissions process must be complete by December 12th to be considered for the first round of admissions decisions, which will be sent via mail by the end of December.
  • Spring Admissions - The admissions process must be complete by March 1st to be considered for the second round of admissions decisions, which will be sent via mail by the end of the second 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. 

Transfer applicants for the Upper School (grades 10-12) do not follow the same admissions timeline and should contact the Admissions Office to discuss how and when to apply.

Please note that the admissions process for the 2023-24 academic year will change to one round of admissions. Applications will be accepted from Sept. 1, 2022 until early January 2023 (date TBA). Admissions decisions will be available in early March 2023. 

 

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 email admissions@stmacademy.org