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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Sports
    A-
St. Thomas Aquinas High School is a highly rated, private, Catholic school located in Dover, NH. It has 526 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. Tuition is $13,175 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 93% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
197 Dover Point Rd
Dover, NH 03820
Telephone
(603) 742-3206

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$13,175
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

St. Thomas Aquinas High School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1230
148 responses
Average ACT
27
47 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 50 responses
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  • Spirit Week
    20%
  • Campus Ministry
    16%
  • Fall Production/ Spring Musical
    16%
  • Saturday night football game
    16%
  • Sports
    16%
  • Cross country Practices /meets
    6%
  • School Masses
    4%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
526
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Poll
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
Poll
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
Poll
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
70%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$65,922
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,084
National
$949
Median Home Value
$240,400
National
$184,700
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St. Thomas Aquinas High School Reviews

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Here's some problems I have with STA:
- If a student have psychological issues, there's really no one to support them. My counselor is the "happy-go-lucky" type and I never felt free to express my feelings. Everyone else is too busy with their own things.
- For some teachers: If you're going to grade our papers, please grade it fairly. Don't just say "It's just a few points, your score is high anyway." In addition, teachers should know how to control their classes as well. Sometimes I feel like I'm on the verge of insanity having to put up with all the noise by my classmates (I'm too introverted to quiet them, plus it's not my job).
- I never felt welcomed as a hard-working student.
- College readiness for international students is terrible. Most of them wouldn't mind spending tons but I'd have to sell my right kidney to be able to continue. My point is that STA should know ways that could financially support international students as well.
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In the end, I'm glad I went to STA but only because I'm interested in traditional academics and because the teachers that do AP are the best in the school. If I had been an artistically motivated student or someone planning on going into a trade or even not super strong academically I would not recommend. They go through teachers quickly, firing people without notice to save money (amazing people) and getting teachers fresh out of undergrad to take over. The teachers and the 2016 class I was in made the difference for me but the administration sees you as a number. My mom died and I missed 1 day of school and was asked to show an obituary as proof for my absence because my grieving father couldn't write a note.
STA is great! The faculty really care about the students and one another. The community is supportive, in the classroom and outside of it. Students range, from those who will no doubt go on to Ivy league schools to those for whom that isn't the right match, but teachers hold all students to a high bar no matter what.