I do believe St. Thomas high School adequately prepares students for college success, however, it does not in any way develop an adolescent's EQ (emotional quotient). The faculty and staff at this institution do not set good standards of how a mature student should act, and there are countless occasions
... Read more I can recall where my son (class of 2012) was encouraged to bully through the actions of his teachers. The staff does not care about the individual student, and the administration has been known to treat wealthier students differently. Often times many of the classmates your son will have when he goes here will be second generation. If you are a parent looking to send your kid to a place that will instill catholic values, do not go here, your son will learn to hate this place. Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/12/13
Our son is finishing his freshman year as STHS, and we could not be more pleased with his experience so far. His critical thinking skills have been stretched and developed, he has been challenged without being overwhelmed, and he has been made to feel that he is truly a member of a school family. HIs
... Read more teachers are very approachable, and want the kids to succeed. They are dedicated professionals, very much connected to the school's motto of "Teach me goodness, discipline and knowledge." We have been warmly embraced by the parent community. As a volunteer, I have had the chance to be around some of the students and I am awed by not just their civility, but their confidence in speaking with adults, with kindness, courtesy and openness. I am confident my child will be more than prepared for college after receiving his diploma from STHS, but more importantly, he will be a better man for attending the school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/25/12
Our son attends STH and is in the class of 2014. The school is academically very challenging. Curriculum is exceptional and it is definitely a college prep school. The athletic program is very well support by the school and there are so many sports that all students will be able to play at least one
... Read more sport. Since STH competes in TAPPS athletic league there is less pressure to win at all costs like some of your 5A schools. Most of the after school clubs such as the debate, theater are top notch. There is a strong sense of community with the students, parents and faculty. STH students are much more likely to work together and not participate in less than constructive peer related activities (bullying, discipline, and character issues etc) like some other high schools in the city of Houston. We believe our son is receiving a very well rounded education. We very strongly recommend STH as a high school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/25/12
My son (9th grader) has only attended since Aug. 2011 so things may change in the future. My son has an average near 89 for all his classes. The school has a cohesive curriculum and that is its strength. The information is overwhelming and the amount of teaching is not commensurate with the information
... Read more that is given. Additionally, it seems as if 25% of the work is busywork and of minimal educational value. I hope the busywork diminishes and the teaching gets better because the home-schooling my wife and I do cannot last much longer. Read less
Posted by a parent on 12/14/11
I am a current Senior(Class of 2010) at STHS and after four years I believe that I am truly prepared for college. St. Thomas has helped me grow as a young man and as an intellectual. To combat the previous comments, the teachers are anything but arrogant. They are kind and sincere and simultaneously,
... Read more they are incredible teachers and always make sure their students are on the ball. On another note, St. Thomas is an extremely fun and exciting school to attend. There is always something going on with clubs, sports,theater,dances, service opportunities and retreats. In middle school, I was considered as an outcast and didn't really have friends. When I went to St. Thomas, I started to gain a group of friends and now I have an incredible group of friends at St. Thomas, Stake, Duchesne, St.Agnes and IWA. STH is just an overall amazing school and community. Read less
Posted by a student on 08/25/09
The best school for a high school boy to go to. Teachers guide you and help you to find the answer instead of just giving t to you. It teaches every student to be resourceful. It also is a very good school for a Student to get involed in. There are many opportunities for the student to be involved and
... Read more have fun. Send your kid here Read less
Posted by a student on 06/12/09
Or son attended this school his freshman and sophomore years. He transferred to another private school for his junior and senior years. Transferring to another school was the best move we ever made for our son. Comparing his current teachers to the teachers at STHS really exposes the weaknesses
... Read more and arrogance of many of the teachers at STHS. If we had to do it all over again we would have avoided STHS. Our son will also graduate this year with college credit in History and English at his current school, which he could not have gotten at STHS. STHS is very over-rated. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/12/09
I agree with you on the teachers being arrogant when asking questions. I know they have helped my son with his learning disabilities, but many of the teachers, not all, want to teach high performing students. However, that is not what our society is about. Even though we are Catholic, I still feel the
... Read more NCLB Act should be spread throughout all of education in the U. S. Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/24/08
St. Thomas is a wonderful school, with over 104 years of tradition, that helped our sons develop into responsible and caring adults. One son graduated in 2004 and is an honors aerospace engineering student at the University of Texas. The other is a senior and will easily get into the college of his
... Read more choice. Many people have approached me to comment on what fine young men my boys have become. I attribute much of this to the efforts of the dedicated teachers and coaches at STHS. Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/03/07
The education I received at St Thomas High School prepared me well for college classes. Also there was a sense of school pride because so many students were involved in athletics. There were countless ways for students to get involved besides athletics as well. The service requirement I think was very
... Read more important for developing catholic young men too. However I found there was a little too much of the rich, priveleged kid syndrome. Also, I know the new principal has apparently made STH much more strict and less enjoyable. I cant recommend it as highly as I used to, but I enjoyed all my 4 years at STH. Read less
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Houston schools — St. Thomas High School is located at 4500 Memorial Dr, Houston TX 77007. 4500 Memorial Dr is in the 77007 ZIP code in Houston, TX The school district for St. Thomas High School is the Archdiocese Of Galveston-houston. St. Thomas High School is a Catholic school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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