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, Students and Friends,

WELCOME HOME! On Wednesday, September 9th, STACA enjoyed an opening day of school that was virtually seamless.  This did not happen by chance and we must thank our dedicated faculty and staff for their work and commitment.  I see and appreciate all they do to support each other in creating a caring and safe Catholic environment for our students.

On Friday, September 11, the Opening of School Mass was celebrated to ask for God's guidance and blessing on all of us.  It is vital that you attend Mass every Sunday to nourish the spiritual aspect of our lives and to pray for the gifts of faith, hope and charity.

We welcome new staff and faculty members as well as new students to the STACA family.  As the year progresses we will get to know each other better both in formal and informal settings.  Much has been planned academically and socially so please access our website regularly and look for notices in your students' book bags.

Be friendly, be kind, be Christ-like.....

Joseph Carpenter


School News and Announcements

  • 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
  • Free After School Program at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Academy/COMPASS
    Hours: 3-5pm
    Days: Monday through Friday
    Dates: September 21 through June
    Registration starts September 16

    Activities include; sports, creative arts, STEM, literacy, and much, much more. This program is limited to STACA students only.
    Posted Sep 3, 2015, 7:01 AM by Lucy Diaz
    Parent/Teacher Conference Wednesday, September 16 at 7PM.
    Pope arrives Thursday, September 24
    Hang-Out Night Friday, September 25. Grades 4-8. Details to follow.
    Welcome Parents' Night Friday, October 2. Details to follow.

    Please note the Walk-a-Thon has been been re-scheduled for April.
    Posted Sep 15, 2015, 7:44 AM by Lucy Diaz
  • Summer Events

    Posted Sep 15, 2015, 7:35 AM by Lucy Diaz
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