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/Guardians,

Please read an important announcement from our Guidance Counselor Ms. Barreto.

It’s that time of year again! Holidays quickly approaching and Christmas wish lists are being created by your children.  While I am sure that they have been nice throughout the year, I would like to take this opportunity to ask you to check the wish list twice.


Please be mindful of the video games that are available for all popular gaming systems and handheld consoles (PS3, PS4, XBOX360, XBOX1, etc.) Some of these games are inappropriate for young children. They contain violence, foul language and adult content. All games have a content rating symbol on the front cover. This can be very helpful in choosing the age appropriate video game for your child. I hope that the information below helps you to make a safe purchase. 

Some popular games that are M rated (mature) 17 year+ include but are not limited to:


Dead Space 2, Mortal Kombat, Medal of Honor, Grand Theft Auto, Call of Duty, Halo, Assassin’s Creed. Also, symbols to look for on cover of the game (if unsure ask a sales representative in the store):


Wishing you and your family a safe, happy, healthy holiday season.


Ms. M. Barreto
Guidance Counselor

School News and Announcements

  • 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
  • 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
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