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Welcome to St. Thomas Aquinas Academy

We are a fully-accredited Catholic school offering a high school preparatory curriculum in a faith-based, supportive learning environment.  We offer full-day K4 and K5 through 8th grade.  As Catholic educators, we provide a solid curriculum that fosters critical thinking, academic achievement and collaborative processes to prepare students for high school.  Beginning in K4, students learn computers, Spanish, music, art, physical education, and health.  Seventh and 8th grade students also participate in Project Lead The Way, a pre-engineering class.  

Catholic Christian values are at the heart of our school.  From K4 through 8th grade, children celebrate daily prayer, weekly mass, and student-led prayer services.  Priests from our cluster parishes join students for religion class. 

Students may participate in a variety of extracurricular activities, including soccer, volleyball, basketball, choir, hand bells, and our annual school play.


Our Mission

St. Thomas Aquinas Academy is a vibrant Catholic learning community, empowering and preparing future leaders for lifelong stewardship through an academically challenging and faith-centered environment. 

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Welcome Back


"I can play sports, do scouts, or join the school play."

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Welcome Back


"I can play sports, do scouts, or join the school play."

Welcome Back, Students and Staff!

We're so excited to welcome everyone back to STAA for another terrific school year.  And, we'd especially like to extend a warm welcome to the new students joining us this year!  Don't worry about your first day.  We are sure you are going to love it here and will quickly make lifelong friends.  Plus, we have a lot of wonderful things planned for everyone this school year so we are sure to enjoy our learning journey along the way.

Parents, here are a few reminders as we all prepare to get back in the swing of things:

What should my child wear?

White, forest green, or approved grey collared shirt with plain navy or khaki pants or shorts (no cargos).  Shirts must be tucked in.  Girls may wear navy or khaki jumpers or skirts.  Shoes must be closed toe and closed heel.

 

What should we bring to school?

Students should bring a backpack, cold lunch (if not ordering hot lunch), and all his/her school supplies.  Parents will be allowed to walk with students to their classrooms to help drop off all the supplies and say hello to the teachers.

what should we expect when dropping our child at school?

Students will line up according to their grade on the school playground each morning.  When the first bell rings, teachers will lead each grade into their classrooms.  Except for the first day, parents may not enter the building with their children. 

Expect the first few mornings of school to be busy and our parking lot to be extra crowded.

what's the car line?

Parents may either park in the small lot behind the school or drop their children off in the car line.  The car line lane is marked and runs the entire length of the school parking lot.  Use the car line if your children are old enough to get out of the car themselves and walk to their lineup.  You may not park in the car line to help your children out of car seats or walk with them to their lineup.  Parents with younger children typically park in the small lot and walk with their children to their lineup. 

Keep right as you enter the driveway into the school lot so cars that would like to park can pass on your left side. 

Is there anything I shouldn't do?

When dropping children off in the morning, use the small parking lot behind the school or the car line.  Please do not park on Norwich Avenue in the front of the building or Austin Street, on the west side of the building to walk children into school. 

No pets are allowed near the student lineup.

Is there anything I should do?

Enjoy and have a great day!  School's fun, the teachers are awesome, and we're happy to have everyone back!


Parents, STAA is Your School Too!

The beginning of the school year is a great time for parents to consider getting involved in their child's experience.  STAA extends a lot of wonderful opportunities for parents to join committees, teams, projects, and lend a hand here and there.  Whether you're a working parent or stay-at-home, there is truly something for everyone and our committees are always looking for parents who are willing to help.  

C'mon staa dads!

We know you're smart, handy, and have lots of talents and ideas to share.  Please consider joining a committee or lending a hand when you can. 

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Principal's Message


"Learning about God helps me be a better friend."

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Principal's Message


"Learning about God helps me be a better friend."

Principal's Message

Mr. Heding's message is coming soon.

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Seton


"As a parent, I love the school's strong sense of community and spirit!"

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Seton


"As a parent, I love the school's strong sense of community and spirit!"

2016 is going to be an exciting year for us!  We are one of nine Milwaukee County Catholic schools chosen to implement an exceptional educational model and be a part of the collaborative network of Seton Catholic Schools.  

As part of this new initiative by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee,  we are now collaborating as an active network that is strengthening the educational, community, and faith experiences of students, staff and community members.

Collaboration has a rich history in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. More than twenty years ago, education pioneers in areas like Beaver Dam and Waukesha redefined how we approach Catholic education – both in the classroom and in administrative support. Today, 24 of the 97 Catholic elementary schools in the archdiocese exist due to mergers of previously independent parish schools.

Seton Catholic Schools continues this tradition of collaboration that has worked relentlessly to improve education for the children of Milwaukee County. Moving into the future, this network seeks to improve student academic performance as part of the Seton Approach. It’s a holistic educational model for success.

As participants in the Milwaukee and Wisconsin Parental Choice programs, Catholic education is becoming more accessible for families of all socio-economic backgrounds through Seton Catholic Schools. The network promotes engagement between the school, parish and community.

By strengthening schools, the parishes and neighborhoods will also be strengthened: after all, it is said – it takes a village to raise a child.

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Contact


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Contact Us

Dan Heding, Principal

staaprincipal@gmail.com

Administration

staasecretary@gmail.com

414-744-1214

 

341 East Norwich Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53207

P: 414-744-1214      F: 414-744-8340