We will be accepting applications for students in every grade for the 2021 - 2022 school year in January 2021. There will be approximately 130 spaces for grade eight students. Spaces will become available for students in other grades only when a current student does not indicate their intention to return.

Admission Procedures
The process includes a review of all application documentation, family interview, and placement exam (if applicable). Please remember that completing an application does not guarantee acceptance.

Please refer to the enrollment Grade for further instructions.

For purposes of admission to St. Thomas Aquinas, the Categories are defined as the following table:

Category 1
Qualifying Catholic Parishioner

Category 2
Non-Qualifying Catholic Parishioner / Non-Regional Catholic Parishioner

Category 3

  • registered in one of the supporting regional North Shore parishes
  • regularly attending Mass at that parish
  • using Sunday envelopes (no amount specified) from that parish on a regular basis
  • participating in the work activities required of them in that parish
  • Non-qualifying Catholic Parishioners: registered members of a regional Catholic parish but DO NOT meet all the requirements of Category 1 as described above.
  • Non-regional Catholic Parishioners: registered and practicing members of a Catholic parish outside the North Shore region

All other families except International Students.


Applications for grade eight will be accepted after January 1 of the year the student intends to enrol at St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Secondary School. Please complete the Application Form and submit it, along with copies of the additional information required, to the school registrar, Ms. Christina Donovan (cdonovan@aquinas.org). The student's category status and the date of the application will be considered in admission.For the 2021-2022 school year, the application form (with the required documents) are to be submitted to the school by Wednesday February 10, 2021.


Applications for grade nine through twelve will be accepted after January 1 of the year the student wishes to enrol at St Thomas Aquinas Regional Secondary School. Please complete the Application Form, and submit it, along with copies of the additional information required to the school registrar, Ms. Christina Donovan (cdonovan@aquinas.org). Once received, the student will be placed on the waiting list for available spaces within the grade. The student's category status and the date of the application will be considered in admission. Parents can anticipate a response from the school after the March registration for current students is completed.


School fees are set by the Education Committee in accordance with CISVA guidelines and vary with registration category. Fee schedules will be available in March at the school office.

Financial Assistance
Through a tuition assistance program S.T.A. endeavors to ensure that no student is denied a Catholic education because of financial difficulty. Those families who may require financial assistance should speak to their pastor or the Tuition Chairperson of the Education Committee. All communication will be strictly confidential.


A student's appearance presents an image of our school to the community. It also has an impact on his/her attitude and behavior, and thus, the learning process. Respect for the individual and the school is manifested by an attitude of careful dressing for school. Students are to dress with a sense of decorum befitting an academic environment. The dress code is based on modesty, neatness, cleanliness, good taste and safety.


  • Red S.T.A. sweater (Grade 12 - Black sweater)
  • Grey pants and Grey Socks (Grade 12--Black socks)
  • White S.T.A. shirt (short or long sleeves) - Plain white undershirts only
  • Black leather dress shoes (No boots)

Hair, beards and moustaches must be neatly groomed. Hair should be no longer than earlobe length and to the collar at the back.


  • Red S.T.A. sweater (Grade 12--Black sweater)
  • Plaid kilt (Length must be no more than 3" above the knee) or grey pants
  • White S.T.A. shirt (short or long sleeve) - Plain white undershirts only
  • Grey knee socks or tights (Grade 12--Black knee socks or tights)
  • Black leather dress shoes - No ankle boots or sandals. Heels may be no higher than 3".


All students are required to wear regulation gym strip:

  • Grey S.T.A. T-shirt
  • Grey S.T.A. T-shirt
  • White athletic socks & running shoes

Outerwear consists of black P.E.(Physical Education) S.T.A. sweatpants, grey P.E. sweatshirt, or S.T.A. Team sweatshirts and pants in any of the school colors: black, red or grey.

Students are expected to arrive and depart from school in full uniform.

Students' jewelry should be consistent with the dress code. Exaggerated hair cuts, hair dyed unnatural colors and excessive make-up are not acceptable.


The entire uniform except shoes is purchased through:
Cambridge & Company
135-1305 Welch Street
North Vancouver.
Phone: 604-924-9009



  1. Please read and complete the Criteria for Acceptance of International Students and the International Student Application Form.
  2. Send with the completed Application Forms, a copy of your Student Visa (if you have one), a copy of a transcript of your most recent marks with an English translation if necessary and the $275 application fee. For information regarding dress code and uniforms please return to the Admissions page.

Please note that completing these forms does not guarantee acceptance.

Good luck and thank you for your interest in our school!




  1. The students must have attained a level of spoken and written English that will enable them to study the secondary school curriculum. There are no English as a Second Language courses offered at St. Thomas Aquinas. Students may be required to attend English as a Second Language courses after school hours.
  2. International students should be at least 16 years of age or living with a parent.We have no dormitory facilities and students must arrange their own homestay placements. We strongly recommend that the student stays with an English speaking family.
  3. Students must submit a transcript of their most recent marks. Please provide an English translation if necessary.
  4. Students residing in Canada must submit a copy of their Student Visa and a copy of their guardians Canadian citizenship or Landed Immigrant document.
  5. Students applying from outside of Canada should take their Letter of Acceptance to the Canadian Immigration office nearest them to apply for a Student Visa. This procedure can take 6-8 weeks.
  6. If possible, the applying student and guardian should make an appointment for an interview with the principal.
  7. Standards regarding absenteeism and participation in extra-curricular activities must be agreed to at the time of application. Chronic tardiness and absenteeism will be dealt with very seriously and could result in students losing the Student Visa status in Canada.