St. Thomas Aquinas High School

Welcoming, Engaging, Supporting
At St. Thomas Aquinas High School we are committed to community and providing an exceptional education. Our dedicated teachers help challenge students to reach their academic potential while still giving them the support they need to succeed. We offer a variety of programs and extra-curricular activities that help students balance their academics with both athletics and the arts. Our incredible coaches and arts teachers encourage students to explore their passions and develop their talent. We are also proud to offer both Ojibway and French language classes from Grade 7-12. For those interested in continuing French immersion, St. Thomas Aquinas High School is a dual track school where students can graduate with their French certificate and a high school diploma.

More than 500 students create a rich, diverse population on a beautiful, campus-like setting alongside Pope John Paul II School and École Ste-Marguerite Bourgeoys. Our school offers a spacious foyer, sunlight classrooms, large gym, dynamic music room and the Multi-skills Training Centre of Excellence.

What Families Love

Faith-based education

French Immersion

Grade 7 & 8 wing

Technology Lab

High Academic Standards

Multi-Skills Training Center of

Saints Sports Teams

Culinary classes

Provincially recognized music

Social justice initiatives

Ojibway Language

Personal Fitness Courses

What Parents Say


“They do a really great job transitioning students from Grade 6 to Grade 7, and then again from Grade 8 to Grade 9.  So, those two really key transition areas they did a great job of including the students in all kinds of different activities that got them familiar with the school, which I think is really important. So, they felt pretty comfortable walking into the school on the first day for those two big years, Grade 7 and 9, knowing where to go, knowing who they'd see and what to expect.”

- Ashley Hendy

“I have two children at St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Teagan is in Grade 8 and Daniel is in Grade 10. I love the sense of belonging that the teachers and staff create for students. Both my children feel welcomed and want to go to school to learn. The academic support they receive is very strong and I know they’re getting the tools they need for success in the future.”

– Lydia Tom
"My two daughters Emma and Ally attend St. Thomas Aquinas High School. Both my wife and I have always been impressed by the dedication of the teachers to both challenge our daughters, while also giving them the support they need to succeed academically. At the same time, the school offers an incredible number of arts and athletics opportunities and helps the students balance that with their academics. There's a sense of community here and our girls have thrived because of it."

- Taras Manzie

“Our family relocated from Red Lake to Kenora, which meant moving our daughters at a delicate age – Grades 7 and 10. St. Thomas Aquinas High School reached out to us even before we arrived, which really helped our transition. Within their first week, the girls felt accepted. They like going to school every day, they’re involved in clubs … and they love their teachers. We felt the school went above and beyond to make sure my family was taken care of, and our girls welcomed.”

– Leslie and Marlin Herr
Drive, Active, Passionate
At St. Thomas Aquinas high school we are proud to offer a strong athletics program that extend beyond the classroom and helps our students maintain a healthy active lifestyle. Our Saints sports teams have seen success both locally at NorWOSSA and NWOSSA, and provincially at OFSAA. We offer varsity volleyball, basketball, hockey, soccer, badminton, cross-country running, Nordic skiing, swimming, track and field, golf, mountain biking, curling, cheerleading, figure skating and tennis. We take pride not just in our teams' successes, but in how they conduct themselves as they represent our school at games with both passion and respect. We are lucky to have excellent, dedicated coaches who help our teams succeed. We also offer a variety of Grade 7 and 8 athletics programs as well as a Personal Fitness class where students learn to create their own fitness regime with the goal of living a healthy active lifestyle.
We Inspire Creativity

Students can unleash their creativity at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in all of our outstanding arts courses and extra-curricular activities. Our visual arts courses give students a chance to explore different mediums from paint to clay and even digital media art, there’s something for everyone. We are fortunate to have an exceptionally strong music department. In 2018, our Symphonic Winds and Percussion Ensemble achieved national recognition earning a Silver Award in the Concert Band Division at the 46th Annual MusicFest Canada Nationals. Our culinary classes give students critical life skills in the kitchen and we are proud to offer a drama department that features a school play or musical every year.

A Path for Every Student

St. Thomas Aquinas features a top-notch co-operative education program, a specialist high skills major program, dual credit program and Ontario Youth Apprenticeship programs as well as cutting-edge digital development opportunities. All of these programs give students the opportunity to get into the work force in a field of their interest.

The co-operative education program is comprised of a co-operative education course and its related curriculum course. While working at their placements, students will refine, expand, apply and practice curriculum expectations learned during the related course. Currently, St. Thomas Aquinas High School offers dual credits in Construction, Hospitality and Tourism and Summer Welding. OYAP supports our Specialist High Skills Majors in Construction and Hospitality/Tourism as well as our dual credits in these areas.
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