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PK-8
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Baltimore, MD
Students enrolled: 150
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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3710 Roland Ave
Baltimore, MD 21211

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(410) 889-4618
(410) 889-1956
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September 21, 2014
My daughter is a 2nd grader at STA. It's a safe & nurturing environment. The faculty will know you and your child by name. They have embraced Common Core Standards, raising the bar for deeper understanding in language arts, writing, & mathematics. STA is aggressively increasing the merger of technology & instruction. My husband and I are impressed with the high schools & colleges STA graduates attend. Although, we are not Catholic, our family appreciates the values they are reinforcing at this Catholic institution.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2014
St. Thomas Aquinas is a wonder school. My oldest son who is now in college attended STA. We were so satisifed that we had our 2nd son and he was school age we thought of STA as the only option. The school is small but this allows for better one on one attention and promotes a family like atmosphere. We are happy with the school.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2014
St. Thomas Aquinas is a wonderfull school. Our oldest graduated from STA and now is in college. When we had our youngest son we could not think of any other school for him to attend once he became school age. We love the family-like environment and the teachers really care and are dedicated.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2014
Excellent school, wonderful teachers, treated like family. Very diversified. Education is top notch. Close to downtown with easy access to I83. Principal is very caring and active.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2014
St. Thomas has been like another home to me. My children are the third generation in my family to attend school here. I have so many fond memories as a student & now as a parent. The education here is one that prepares students not just for their continued schooling, but life as well.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2014
St.Thomas Aquinas School is school that not only cares about reading, writing, math and now computer sciences. It teaches students to think out side the box. The teachers aren't teaching at St.Thomas Aquinas because of big budgets and salaries They are there because the BELIEVE in the students and giving them a great education! And you can't find that kind of dedication in your iPhones!

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2014
im sorry. made a mistake in previous post. it should read and say closeness to god!

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2014
STA has helped me so much. Hi, I am a graduate of the class of 2013 from STA. I attended the school for 9 years, everyday when I would wake up I was excited to go visit my family. STA is a family. The amount of learning that was done by me and my fellow classmates was through the roof. The teachers continued to push us to do our very best and would help us with our work if it was requested. STA has done so much for me , I am currently a freshmen at Loyola Blakefield. I transitioned so well into high school because I was doing 9th grade level work in 8th grade. STA prepared me for Loyola in many ways , not just emotionally but socially and spiritually as well. I was extremely disappointed to learn that Sr. Marie Rose retired after my 7th grade year, however, Mr. Rand has done an amazing job attempting to change what needed to be changed and kept all the goodness that Sr. had earned with her hard work of 30+ years. Thank you STA for all you have done for me. -BB

- submitted by a community member
April 08, 2014
St. Thomas Aquinas school is an excellent school. I personally attended STA as a child. I loved and endured every minute of it. Now my children are attending the school. They actually have some of the same teachers I did. I refuse to send my kids anywhere else. It's a small school and the teachers are great. They do everything they can to help the children. The principal is also amazing. He as well will do anything in his power to help the children and families of STA.. I love how the school is small. It is like one big family. Everyone knows everyone, and we get along so well. The teachers have a lot of patience with the children and have small classrooms, so therefore no child goes unnoticed or ignored. They have a great aftercare program.. My children also love to attend. The school also offers tutoring to children who may be struggling in a certain subject. Again, I cannot reiterate enough I refuse to send my children to any other school in the Baltimore City school district. I love St. Thomas and so do they.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2013
I graduated from STA in 1995, and I am now 30 years old. Sr. Marie Rose and Ms. Kaufman still ask about when they run into my mother. They still care. In 1995, 18 students graduated. We had Such fond memories from that time that we chose to organize an "Elementary School Class Reunion" in 2011. 15 of us attended, with one person traveling from Florida to attend the get-together. I think that says a lot about the environment of this school. My classmates and I have grown up to lead successful lives. A couple of us attended prestigious universities (NYU comes to mind), a number of us have attained our dream jobs (one classmate is now a Chiropractor), and a few of us have begun growing our families. To this day, most of us still keep in touch. I'm at the stage where my fiance and I are discussing children and where we'd like to send them to school. St. Thomas keeps coming up as a strong contender. I might be biased, but I think STA is a great place to get your start in life.

- submitted by a community member
September 10, 2012
I attended St. Thomas Aquinas back when it only went to the fifth grade. Back then it was like a big family, where all the teachers truly cared about you and your future. My first year there I was struggling after transitioning from public school. My teacher picked me up from home and tutored me over the summer to catch me up. Today, St. Thomas Aquinas is no different. It is still the fond familiar place I remember. Now my son is attending kindergarten there and he absolutely loves it. If you're looking for small class sizes, challenging curriculum, and teachers who will remember your child for decades to come, then St. Thomas Aquinas is the place you want to be.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2011
St Thomas Aquinas is a wonderful school for all children. Our daughter completed pre-k this past school year. We are completely amazed at her progress with her reading and level of concentration. We have also enjoyed the events for the children and family. I believe any parent considering this school will not be disappointed. Great value as well.

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2008
STA is more than JUST a school, it is a family. Calls from teachers and staff are always welcomed and not dreaded. The higher classes are mingled in with the younger classes until they are familiarized with the school and the everyday routine. There are smaller classes and each child gets one on one instead of 'lost in the system'. Our Principal is firm but fair, and that is greatly respected and appreciated. Sister Marie Rose has worked hard at completing a secure and competent staff. I would recommend this school to anyone in the surrounding area or even further away. Tuition is reasonable, and know that your hard earned money will be well spent on your child's education. Again, STA is a wonderful enviornment, family oriented, and much more than the 5 stars I have given.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2008
STA is a wonderful school. The principal, teachers, staff, Father Sean and volunteers are what make our kids the people they will grow up to be. I do feel though that discipline is taken a little lightly here, butthen again, we as parents are not disciplining our children at home. I have seen the way some children act at school and the way the act out of school. They are two totally different children. Right and wrong begins at home and is just defined at school. The community is great, the families are great. I would like to see more fundraisers such as dinners, maybe a shrimp feast or crab feast, a luau or even just a carnival day for the kids. Also, I honestly do believe that you need more sports and extra-curricular activities. Maybe a softball team, cheerleading, baseball, some clubs such as math and science. Overall... I would recommend this school to everyone I know! Keep up the good work STA!

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2008
STA is like an old-fashioned, small-town school, with all the great things that suggests and a few of the draw-backs, as well. The teachers, librarian, principal, and staff are wonderful. The students feel secure and loved as they progress through clear lessons to gain a good foundation in the basics. Kids who do well with structure and thrive with a daily routine (and I think most young kids do) will be happy here, although some modern parents may have to get used to it! After the early years, some kids may be ready for more challenges. These are harder to come by because the school is so small and has fairly limited resources. In the end, I decided my kids gained so much from feeling secure and successful that I was willing to do without fancier facilities in middle school. My son loves to go to school--that says it all!

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2008
Well i would have to say STA has helped me grow in a way i never thought i would. I attended for only two years, 7th and 8th and now i'm about to be a sophomore in highshool! Now even though i only attended two years they welcomed me as their own and took me in as family. That's what i love most the 'everybody knows everybody' enviroment. It makes you soooooooo comfortable. From the wonderful principal to the amazing staff. I've been gone two years and i still can't get enough so i come back and visit. Thanks to St. Thomas i've found who i am and now i know MYSELF. Now don't get me wrong i've always did but i would've called it a identity diffused which is never good! I can go on and on but i'm going to end by saying thank you STA for EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a student
July 07, 2008
My family has just finished the first year of what I foresee to be many years at STA. I have children going into Kindergarten, 2nd and 8th grade. I am very pleased to be part of such an outstanding community. Jen Muller

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 01, 2008
St Thomas Aquinas School combines academic rigor with the love of our Lord, Christ Jesus. The staff nurtures my child's mind (academics), body (sports) and his soul (religion). What a profound mission!

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2008
This is a great school, with a real neighborhood feeling. The academics are great, the class sizes are small and the teachers are nurturing. My daughter has been there for 4 years, and tells me how much she loves it and that it is the best school in the world.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 30, 2008
My son was reading in k! he will be starting 4th grade in the fall and is getting a wonderful education! thank you sta, i wouldn't send him anywhere else in the city! lb

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 30, 2008
All schools have their upds and downs....for the alumnus who are disappointed or feel the school has done little for them, I ask, 'What have you done for the school?'....we have a new program starting this fall with help from College of Notre Dame assisting students in Math. We have partnered with Calvert Hall College for assistance in after care with Reading Comprehension. The cirriculum is considered challenging, but not outrageous for an elementary/middle school. Maybe you could have gotten more out of the school if there was more effort put in? You apparently only attended the middle school. Are you involved in any of the alumni drives. We truly respect your opinion, but respectfully disagree. Proud Parent of an 8 year veteran

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 30, 2008
I am both an alumnus and a parent. Like many of the reviews posted on this website, I love STA as does my daughter! The school's small family atmosphere makes it wonderful place to educate a child. The children receive an education in a nurturing, caring environment that encourages manners, good behavior, acceptance of others, all with good Christian values.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 30, 2008
Very good pre K, K, and elementary school. Some problems with the middle school as far as resources and clickiness, but overall ok.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2008
The 2007-2008 school year has been an exceptional one for me and my family. I stumbled upon St.Thomas Aquinas by pure accident and have been blown away ever since. I reside in Cockeysville,Md. and commute everyday to bring my children to this school. With education first,and the nurturing , hospitable characteristics of all the teachers and staff, I wonder how anyone can have something negative to say. No school is perfect but this facility is the closest thing to it.

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2008
Speaking as an alumnus, this school has done little for me. I only attended throughout middle school, and I feel that I could have gotten more out of those years that I did. The schoolwork was fairly average, but there was little help given to students who were more / less advanced than what the curriculum had to offer. There were a few teachers, some that were my own, and others who I had merely corresponded with throughout the year who I felt were very dedicated to their work, and would go out of their way for their students. This may be the only thing that impressed me about STA. alumnus, c/o 2007

- submitted by a student
June 14, 2008
As a parent of a former student and a teacher who worked at STA, I cannot say enough regarding the 'well roundedness' of their program. The love of the teachers and principal, and their unwavering determination to implement and execute a curriculum that embodies Christ as the Master Teacher is to be applauded. Lifelong friendships become a bonus from a school that truly lives their philosophy !! Ann Stone...teacher...parent of a former student

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 13, 2008
I have just completed my second year as the Library/Computer Technology Teacher at St. Thomas Aquinas School in Hampden. After teaching at Mervo High School for 32 years, I left retirement to teach here. I would rate this school outstanding-5 stars! The nurturing sense of 'family' here is very evident. I have been supported by our dedicated principal, Sister Marie Rose, and the staff and students. The parents have been outstanding in their encouragement and commitment to our program. At St. Thomas Aquinas, we make every effort to give our students a quality education. I am proud to be part of this effort. As a former high school teacher (Mervo) for 32 years, I am so overwhelmed by the interest our STA parents have in their children's education. This was often not the case in the public sector. I thank the students and parents who have supported my efforts and programs.

- submitted by a teacher
May 17, 2008
A few bad apples have spoiled the bunch for me. This school does very little to discipline children who are out of order on a daily basis. Every day my child comes home with a different story about something outrageous that has happened in the school. The school's discipline policy is 'kids will be kids, we will pray for them', no matter how horrible their behavior is. My child will not be attending STA next year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2008
I can't say enough about the school.....the cirriculum, the family environment, the support of the great Hampden community! Pre-K through Grade 8 with tuition assistance and a low student to teacher ratio! Who could ask for anything more!

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 05, 2008
I could not be more pleased with the education my children are receiving. St. Thomas Aquinas really cares about their students and it shows in everything they do. The teachers are wonderful and the principal Sister Marie Rose is outstanding. I am truly grateful to be fortunate enough to find St. Thomas Aquinas. Jen Muller

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2008
This school is really great. I would live there. Its my old school.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2007
I have never seen a school like St. Thomas Aquinas. The teachers are very much no-nonsense. They love all the children and teach and take care of them well, but do not hesitate to tell them no. The teachers and administrators also do not make deals with the children. The school is just the right size for me because it allows me to get to know almost all the students and their parents. The children always have home assignments, even those in Pre-K and kindergarten. You do not find that in every school. The after-care program is also special. The teachers take care of the children as if they are their own. They even have them do their school work and study. It is not a day care program. I am more than satisfied with STA. Angela Jackson

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- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2007
I absolutely love STA!My children love going to school.The teachers love to teach, and the students love to learn.My daughter's are honor roll students,because of their hard work and discipline.The principle and administrators work closely with the faculty and parents to make this an amazing place to send our children everyday.I have a great peace of mind dropping the girls off in the morning!I know the enviroment is a safe one.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2007
S.T.A. is an excellent school. My oldest daughter went there (she is now 22), and my two sons are there now (they are 12 and 11.) My mother and I also went there. It is a family tradition. If you want a school where you know your child will be safe and cared for, where your child will make memories and friends that last a life time, where your child will have fun with all the extracurricular activities and events the school sponsors, and where your child will receive a phenomenal education, St. Thomas Aquinas is the place.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2006
St. Thomas is a wonderful school with very caring teachers and administrators. The academic programs are challenging, and the students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities, such as soccer, as well. The teachers and administrators are second to none at St. Thomas. There is a high level of parent envolvement at St. Thomas.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2006
St.Thomas Aquinas School in Baltimore is an outstandingschool that provides challenging curriculi and oppurtunity for their students and parents alike. Pre-k program is engaging and shaping, not just another glorified daycare!!

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October 03, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
My almost five year old just started attending St. Thomas Aquinas this year. My husband and I live in the Canton, Maryland area and our school options are not good at all. My son attended a private school here in the area last year and we were not happy with it at all. I did not even think about looking in the Hampden area but a friend of a friend advised us to check out STA and I must say I fell in love the moment I stepped foot in the school. Everyone is so warm and welcoming, the staff is so nurturing, the school itself is so clean you can eat off of the floors, the organization of everything is remarkable and the curriculum is awesome. STA is the best kept secret in Baltimore it you ask me! My son actually looks forward to going to school every day

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2006
I am a former student at St. Thomas Aquinas and a current freshman at Mount de Sales Academy. Mount de Sales Academy is ranked Top 50 in the Nation and Top 20 in Maryland. My school is very Catholic and we bond with God. St. Thomas prepared me for this wonderful school and opened me up more to seek the future. Thank you very much STA and I want to say congrats to the current eight graders of 06...never ever say you can't go far...with STA, all things are possbile. Thank you STA!

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April 03, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2005
I am a parent of a fourth grader at St. Thomas and I couldn't say enough good things about the school. The teachers and principal are always available to address any questions or concerns you may have. We decided to send our daughter here because we knew she needed extra one on one attention. Now just a few years later she is on the honor roll. We couldn't ask for her to be more confident, independent,and responsible. We are grateful to everyone at the school for their help.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2005
I have two children that have attended St. Thomas Aquinas School and I have a very high opinion of the teachers and school staff. My children felt safe there and I knew that they received an excellent education. My oldest son, Nicholas, has since graduated and is in college now. He still has very fond memories of his years there. My youngest son, Nathan, is in the 8th grade and will be graduating this year. I would like to thank each and everyone who works and/or worked there that taught, helped, took care of after school, worked lunch time duty, worked recess duty, tutored, or in any way touched the lives of my two boys. St. Thomas helped me to teach my sons to be the wonderful men they have grown to be. For this, I'm truly grateful!

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2004
Saint Thomas Aquinas School has prepared my children for extracirricular tactics that will enable them for high school especially my eldest child in the eighth grade, Nina has an extremely tight relationship with the Lord and Saint Thomas I believe made her so close. My second and last child in the fifth grade ranks very high on his IOWA Standardized tests and he was capable of his academic ablility not only being genetic, but the school empowered him to be high above average. Thank you Saint Thomas Aquinas! Sincerely, the Glose family.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2004
Saint Thomas Aquinas's academic and cirriculum standards are excellent. This school is a family and we grow together and share the possibilities that will grow in the nearby future. This school has given me so many possibilities for me that it is absolutely overwhelming. I'm proud to say that as an eighth grader, I am ready for my future in high school and college and I shall never forget the power of family warmth of Saint Thomas Aquinas. -Nina Glose 8th grade

- submitted by a student
February 14, 2004
If you are looking for a family-oriented school which has dedicated, caring teachers; a wonderful principal; committed parents; and a strong curriculum based in the teachings andf morals of the Catholic faith look no further. We reach for the stars.

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St. Thomas Aquinas School
3710 Roland Ave, Baltimore, MD  21211
(410) 889-4618
Last modified St. Thomas Aquinas School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St. Thomas Aquinas School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 48 reviews. Top