133 Thomas More Dr.
Magnolia, Delaware 19962
St. Thomas More Academy, a Catholic college preparatory school in the Diocese of Wilmington, opened its doors in 1998 as a result of the support of the Catholic community who sought to fill the need for an excellent secondary Catholic school in Kent County. Bishop Saltarelli adopted the project, expressing the importance of continuing “our holy mission to teach the Good News.” In the 2016-17 year, we celebrate the 19th year since our opening, and our 17th graduating class, the Class of 2017!
STMA educates young women and men in grades 9–12 of all cultural and economic backgrounds for academic excellence using Catholic teachings and Gospel values; promotes integrated arts, community service and athletics; develops individuals, in a safe environment, to share their God-given gifts; and graduates well-rounded citizens.
It is our hope and mission that through the teachings of St. Thomas More and the guidance of faculty, staff, and administration, a graduate of St. Thomas More Academy will be a believer formed in the Catholic faith community who honors the presence of God in self and others and understands what it means to be a mature person of faith in today’s society; a person who has a strong foundation for college-level courses and life-long learning, and possesses skills to pursue such ends; an effective communicator who speaks, writes, and listens honestly and sensitively, utilizing gospel values; a reflective, creative, and holistic thinker who solves problems and makes responsible decisions with an informed moral conscience; a provider who finds meaning, dignity, and vocation in work and contributes to the common good; a responsible citizen who is active in the community and who gives witness to Catholic social teachings and social justice; and who is ultimately a caring person who attends to family, school, faith community, and the wider community.
Statistics at a Glance:
Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Faculty-student Ratio: 1:8
Average Class Size: 13 Students
Average SAT Scores for 2015-16 School Year:
- Critical Reading: 527
- Writing: 510
- Math: 520
- Total Score: 1557
- Total DE State Average: 1368 (STMA outscored by 189 points)
- Total National Average: 1490 (STMA outscored by 67 points)
The 45 graduates in the Class of 2016 were offered $6.8 million in scholarship and grant monies, which is an average of $151,929.98 per student
The Class of 2016 accepted $1.7 million in scholarship and grant monies to attend the institutions of their choice, an average of $39,083.62 per student
Graduation Rate for the Class of 2016: 100 percent
Class of 2016 attending college: 98 percent
Class of 2016 entering the military: 2 percent