St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Academy is determined by a firm belief that every child can learn and fulfill his/her potential. Rooted in our belief that Christ is our center, we instill in the students that God loves us, accepts us always, and forgives completely. As Christian educators we commit ourselves to live in the spirit of the Gospel and create an environment where students are inspired to grow spiritually, morally, intellectually, personally, and socially. The school community of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Academy encourages equality and a belief in the dignity of every person. All our efforts as Christian educators are based on the conviction that Christ is "the way, the truth, and the life." (John 14:6)

Principal's Message

Dear Parents, Friends of STACA,

We are beginning the annual celebration of Catholic Schools Week. The faculty and I are proud to serve our children and offer them a rich educational environment that stresses development of faith, morals, knowledge and discipline.

Imagine the leaders that would not have been present in all walks of life without their background of Catholic Education.  Imagine communities without schools that deliver the message that we are all called to seek the Lord in everything and in every child.  Imagine a community where children are not challenged daily to live in the service of God.

I am privileged to be part of the Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic Academy Community that strives daily to meet the challenge we as Catholic Educators are called to serve our children through the blessings and teachings of Jesus Christ.

Thank you for your continued support of our Academy.  We invite you to visit us and join in our celebrations during Catholic Schools Week. Please keep us and all Catholic Schools in your prayers as you are in ours.


Joseph Carpenter


School News and Announcements

  • Open House - January 31st 2016

    Posted Jan 29, 2016, 5:59 AM by Lucy Diaz
  • St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Academy students participated in the Greater Woodhaven Christmas Parade

    Posted Dec 7, 2015, 6:25 AM by Lucy Diaz
  • STA Woodhaven History Club
    The STA Woodhaven History Club joined the Woodhaven Cultural and Historical Society's Wyckoff-Snedicker Family Cemetery Restoration Ceremony on Saturday, November 14, 2015.  Tours were provided by Saint Thomas students.

    Posted Nov 16, 2015, 9:50 AM by Lucy Diaz
  • Keanu Usamanont 3rd grader at St. Thomas the Apostle greets Pope Francis

    Posted Sep 28, 2015, 11:51 AM by Lucy Diaz
  • Mr Carpenter and Lynn Alaimo at JFK Airport
    Thursday, 6:10PM, September 24, 2015

    Mr. Carpenter and Lynn Alaimo, former teacher at St. Thomas the Apostle and now Principal of St. Gregory the Great, Bellerose. Pope Francis' plane in background at JFK airport.

    Thursday, 6:10PM, September 24 2015

    Posted Sep 28, 2015, 11:33 AM by Lucy Diaz
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