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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Sports
    C+
St. Thomas More Academy is a highly rated, private, Catholic school located in Raleigh, NC. It has 179 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. Tuition is $6,500 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
About St. Thomas More Academy...
Address
3109 Spring Forest Rd
Raleigh, NC 27616
Telephone
(919) 878-7640

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$6,500
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 More Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1280
50 responses
Average ACT

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    40%
  • Feast Days
    30%
  • Pep rallies
    20%
  • Senior Pig Picking
    10%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
179
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
Poll
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$58,641
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$966
National
$949
Median Home Value
$218,200
National
$184,700
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St. Thomas More Academy Reviews

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I have complex feelings on my time at STMA, too complex for 1000 characters.

On one hand, the academics are excellent. Although most of my favorite teachers have left, I remember them fondly. The school's focus on the liberal arts served me well. Junior year philosophy taught me how to think clearly and critically. For that alone, I am grateful.

On the other hand, the culture was just not right for me. The school is deeply catholic, and it shows. Mass every Thursday, mandatory March for Life trip, and a curriculum drenched in conservative, traditionalist Catholicism. Most of my classmates thrived in this environment. More power to them. For me it was hell. Imagine having to argue against your own existence in order to make an A, or listen to your peers unknowingly mock you to your face on a daily basis. This was my experience as a (still closeted) transgender student. I do not resent anyone, not anymore. I only wish to remind the good people at STMA of the charity they aspire to.
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STMA offers a great learning environment, with a strong academic curriculum, an attentive and professional faculty, and ample opportunities for students to grow in the Catholic faith and their human formation.

In regards to the faith aspect, we have morning prayer daily, Mass once a week, and First-Friday Adoration and Benediction once a month. We also celebrate various feast days throughout the year.

One of the most helpful things about this school is the availability of the teachers, and being able to receive extra assistance during office hours. Most of the teachers are well-prepared professionals who enjoy teaching, and strive to prepare students from all backgrounds for college.

Students can also participate in a variety of clubs. A few include Science Olympiad, Photography, and Swing-Dance, which are primarily student-run, with teacher supervision.
STMA is such a great and safe environment to be in. The teaches genuinely care about the students, and they want us to succeed. Due to class sizes being smaller, it's much easer to have a personal relationship with each member of the faculty!