FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Must students be of the Catholic faith?
A: No. Many of our students belong to the Catholic Christian community, but STA welcomes students of all religious denominations.
Q: Do only children living in the town of Derry, NH attend STA?
A: No, we currently enroll students from New Hampshire and Massachusetts communities including Atkinson, Auburn, Bedford, Chester, Danville, Derry, Fremont, Hampstead, Hillsboro, Litchfield, Londonderry, Manchester, Raymond, Sandown, Windham, North Reading and Salisbury Massachusetts.
Q: Does the State of New Hampshire recognize St.Thomas Aquinas School?
A: St. Thomas Aquinas School is sanctioned by the State of New Hampshire Department of Education and follows state guidelines for teacher certification and curriculum.
Q: How many students attend STA?
A: The enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year is 180 students.
Q: What is the average class size?
A: The average class size is approximately 20 students.
Q: What areas of studies are offered at STA?
A: Students at STA study Religion, Language Arts, Mathematics to Algebra, Social Studies (History, Geography), Sciences (Earth, Physical, Life), Art, Spanish, Physical Education, Information Computer Technology, and Music.
Q: Does STA offer athletic and club activity programs?
A: Yes, athletic programs include girls’ and boys’ basketball, cross country, spring track, and cheerleading. Students may also participate in art club, audio/video club, FIRST Lego League robotics, ski club, choir, band, and drama club.
Q: Does STA offer extended daycare?
A: Yes, the STA Extended Care Program is available for Pre-K through grade 8 student families who need the convenience of an early morning drop off at 7 AM or late pick up after school until 5:30 PM.
Q: Does STA offer bus service?
A: Bus service is available at no charge for students living in the town of Derry.
Q: Is there a lunch program?
A: Yes, lunch may be ordered in advance. Menus are supplied every two weeks.
Q: Does STA offer discounts for families with more than one child attending the school?
A: Yes, multi-child family discounts are available. Please visit our tuition link for more information on rates and policies.
Q: Does STA offer financial aid?
A: Yes, financial aid is available for qualifying families with students in grades K through 8. Parents of enrolled students may apply for financial aid through the FACTS management website.
Q: What is the school code for SmartTuition?
A: Our SmartTuition school code is: 13267.