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St. Thomas Aquinas H.S.

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Our Vision:

We are a community called by Christ striving for excellence in education.


Mission Statement:

St. Thomas Aquinas High School is a Catholic community committed to excellence in life long learning. Success for all will be achieved by educating students' minds, bodies, and souls through teaching respect, responsibility and Christian values.

This is what the Lord asks of you. Only this, to act justly, to love tenderly and to walk humbly with your God.

- Micah 6:8


St. Thomas Aquinas High School is the only Catholic high school west of Thunder Bay in the province of Ontario. We are a grade 7 to 12 school, in the Catholic tradition, dedicated to excellence in education and the Christian formation of youth. At St. Thomas Aquinas, every student is encouraged to seek out his/her personal vocation in life and to find his/her place of service in the broader community. Through strong partnerships with parents and the church, St. Thomas Aquinas ensures that graduating students will leave with the academic and life skills that are necessary for a higher education and a well-rounded lifestyle.

St. Thomas Aquinas High School follows the curriculum established by the Ministry of Education for the Province of Ontario and fulfills all of the requirements for the Ontario Secondary Schools Diploma (OSSD). We also offer a fully accredited Religious Education program from grade 7 through 12. As well, we are the only high school in Northwestern Ontario to offer a full French Immersion program leading to the Certificat d'Immersion en Français. We offer our students the opportunity to earn a Specialist High Skills Major Diploma in the Hospitality and Tourism Sector. Our students earn industry recognized certificates and college recognized course credits. The Multi-Skill Centre, due to open in the second semester this year, will focus on alternative forms of energy and provide students with the option to enter college, university, apprenticeships, or the workplace. In addition to the core subjects, grades 7 and 8 programs offer exploratory courses in Family Studies, Design and Technology, Physical and Health Education, Instrumental Music, Visual Arts, Drama, Outers (Outdoor Education) and Computer Studies. These courses of study are based on the Ontario Curriculum.

Since the inception of the school in 1985, St, Thomas Aquinas graduates have been honored for their academic excellence through many bursaries and awards offered at the school.

St. Thomas Aquinas High School proudly serves both Catholic and non-Catholic students throughout Northwestern Ontario. At St. Thomas Aquinas, it is expected that all students explore their religious experience and examine their own spiritual development and personal values. Through the formation of sound spiritual and moral value comes the ability to excel academically and socially. Students are taught to take responsibility not just for their own learning environment but for the learning environment of their classmates.

St. Thomas Aquinas offers a well-developed and versatile athletic program to our students. Students can participate in many different sports at the school including basketball, volleyball, soccer, badminton, curling, hockey and track and field teams. The aim of the athletic program is to help students develop skills and a good sense of sportsmanship. In addition, our coaches teach student-athletes to function as members of a team, which is a key component in many walks of life. At St. Thomas Aquinas, our secondary school students participate in both NORWOSSA and OFSAA sports leagues. Grade 7 and 8 students participate in local inter-collegiate play. St. Thomas Aquinas also has an exciting music program. We have a growing music program which has had great success competing in regional and national competitions. The objective at St. Thomas Aquinas is to continue to grow and develop our music program.

Many co-curricular activities are offered at St. Thomas Aquinas, thanks to our dedicated and professional staff. Student Council and the Yearbook Committee are areas where students can further their skills of service to the school community. In these areas, students learn skills that will help them to be successful in many career venues. The Youth Ministry Committee at St. Thomas Aquinas (YMTA) is a group of volunteers who receive the opportunity to learn to better serve their society based on Christian values. The students participate in volunteer activities in the community and often take up fund-raising activities for charities and for worthy causes within the local, national and international communities.

Because achieving personal success involves more than the efforts of the individual, St. Thomas Aquinas takes a partnership approach to education. The students, parents, teaching staff, Board, and the Church enter into a partnership of learning. Only by working together can we make a difference in the life of a student.


Our Values: Reflecting on the Body of Christ

  • A Compassionate Eye: We endeavour to emulate Christ's kindness and caring to all.
  • An Honest Tongue: We are honest in our words and actions.
  • A Forgiving Heart: We strive to forgive and forget.
  • A Respectful Nature: We respect all of God's creation.
  • A Faithful Soul: We believe and practice the teachings of Christ.
  • Responsibility: We are accountable for our words and actions.
  • A Mind for Excellence: We believe that we can accomplish anything leaning on the rock of Christ.
  • A Spirit of Integrity: We act justly, letting strong morals guide us.
  • Dedicated hands: We believe that our devotion and determination will lead to excellence.
  • Walk with Courage: We accept challenges and get positive change.
  • Serving the Whole Person: We are committed to providing for all our students needs.

Page last updated on Wednesday, August 17, 2011

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