St. Thomas High School (Houston, Texas)


St. Thomas High School (Houston, Texas)

Infobox Secondary school
name = St. Thomas High School

motto = "Bonitatem et Disciplinam et Scientiam Doce Me" (Teach me Goodness, Discipline and Knowledge)
established = 1900
type = Basilian Private school
affiliations = Catholic, Basilian
principal = Fr. John Huber, C.S.B.
president = Fr. Ronald G. Schwenzer, C.S.B. (First)
city = Houston
state = Texas
country = USA
campus = Urban
enrollment = 679
grades = 9–12
faculty = 63
mascot = Tiberus Eagle (Eagles)
colors = Red and White
yearbook = The Aquin
newspaper = The Eagle
website = [http://www.sths.org/ www.sths.org]

St. Thomas High School is a Roman Catholic university preparatory school for young men in Houston, Texas, United States. Founded in 1900, St. Thomas is the second oldest continuously operating private high school in Houston, behind Incarnate Word Academy which was founded in 1873. The school is operated by the Basilian Fathers in the
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

History

St. Thomas was established in 1900. The school was named after St. Thomas Aquinas, the patron saint of students and education. St. Thomas has occupied its current (as of 2008) site since 1940. The school's location in central Houston on the north bank of the Buffalo Bayou at Memorial and Shepherd which places it close to Downtown Houston. The campus is self-contained with a fine arts center, computer lab, library, gymnasium, chapel, and stadium, most housed in distinguished limestone buildings.

In May 2008 the school hired Craig Biggio, the long time Houston Astros second baseman and fan favorite, as a baseball coach. [" [http://blogs.chron.com/prepsports/2008/05/st_thomas_hires_biggio_hollas_1.html St. Thomas hires Biggio, Hollas (w/audio)] ." "Houston Chronicle".]

Location

St. Thomas High School is situated west of Downtown Houston on the wooded banks of Buffalo Bayou, near the High School for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, a public school operated by the Houston Independent School District.

Before St. Thomas

A majority of students at Saint Thomas come from various grade schools within the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. Others come from other Christian schools such as Presbyterian School [http://www.pshouston.org/fw/main/Class_of_2004-183.html] and Annunciation Orthodox School [http://www.aoshouston.org/admissions/graduatingfromaos.shtm] . Students from public elementary schools also choose to apply for admission to freshman year.

References

External links

* [http://www.sths.org/ St. Thomas High School]


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