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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Sports
    B-
St. Thomas More Academy is a top rated, private, Catholic school located in Raleigh, NC. It has 179 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 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
1290
62 responses
Average ACT

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 14 responses
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  • Spirit Week
    36%
  • Feast Days
    29%
  • Pep rallies
    21%
  • Senior Pig Picking
    14%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
179
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
Poll
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 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
Urban Suburban Mix
Median Household Income
$61,505
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,010
National
$949
Median Home Value
$225,000
National
$184,700
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St. Thomas More Academy Reviews

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St. Thomas More Academy is a wonderful school! Considering it will be my fourth and last year there, I can confidently say that my teachers and fellow classmates have strengthened me academically, spiritually, and morally. It is a very welcoming and safe environment. I highly recommend this school to any Christian family!
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STMA helped to characterize and shape me in all the best ways. The classical curriculum has helped me in college by making me articulate in ideas of many great thinkers (and thus popular ideals of different eras). STMA teaches history and literature as a way of learning about life and impacts of events/literature rather than for memorization sake.
STMA is constantly evolving. When I first started attending the school, they had final exams which are now no longer. This was done to eliminate unnecessary stress and to teach us to learn for the sake and love of learning. Changes such as this to help people learn to love knowledge.
Another unique and special aspect about this school is the relationship to nature that it fosters. While STMA is a highly academic school, it encourages people to learn more about farming, being outdoors, and simply living. They encourage this with a small farm on campus, outdoor/wilderness classes, mandatory tool and sewing classes, and formal dance.
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.