We will be accepting applications for students in every grade for the 2024-2025 academic year starting in October 2023. All applicants for Grades 9-12 will be placed on a waitlist until all current students have confirmed their return (March 2024).

Admission Procedures
The process includes a review of all application documentation and family interview. 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 and/or
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.
  • Non-Regional Catholic Parishioners: registered and practicing members of the Catholic parish outside the North Shore
  • All other families except International Students



Applications for grade nine through twelve will be accepted starting in October 2023 for the 2024-2025 academic year. Application deadline is Friday, December 1, 2023. 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.


The Regional Education Committee and School Administration work hard to keep the cost of Catholic education within the reach of as many families as possible.  School fees are set by the Education Committee in accordance with CISVA guidelines and vary with registration category. Fees for 2024-2025 academic year are listed below.  

1.REGISTRATION FEE (non-refundable)
A Registration/Re-registration Fee is charged for each accepted student application. This processing fee is non-refundable. 

For 2023-2024, the Registration/Re-Registration Fee is as follows (credit card amount in brackets):                                                                                            $275($281) for 1 child                     $390($399) for 2 children             $445($456) for 3+ children   

 ***The above stated registration fees will be reduced by $100.00 if registration is completed by the final registration deadline:Friday, March 1, 2024.


(Qualifying Catholics)
(Non-qualifying or
Non-Regional Catholics)
1 student
$490/month or $4,900/year
$665/month or $6,650/year
$980/month or $9,800/year
2 students
$955/month or $9,550/year
$1,290/month or $12,900/year
$1905/month or $19,050/year
3 or more students
$1,185/month or $11,850/year 
$1,600/month or $16,000/ year
$2,370/month or $23,700/year

 ***The category status of all families is at the discretion of their Pastor.
***Did you know that as a faith-based independent school, we are able to generate a charitable donation tax receipt for the tuition you pay? This receipt can be used as a deduction on your annual income tax form.  


1 student
2 or more students
Per month
Per year
$65.00 ($66.00)
$650.00 ($666.00)
$1,000.00 ($1,025.00)



***Activity Fees are set per grade at the start of the school year and are not included in the rates noted above. These fees pay for a variety of workbooks, supplies and educational opportunities.  

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 STA sweater (Grade 12-Black Sweater)
  • Grey pants and grey socks (Grade 12-Black socks)
  • White STA shirt (short or long sleeves). Plain white undershirts only
  • Black leather dress shoes (No boots or athletic shoes)
  • Red STA sweater (Grade 12-Black sweater)
  • Plaid kilt (length must be no more than 3” above the knee) or grey pants
  • White STA shirt (short or long sleeve).  Plain white undershirts only
  • Grey knee high socks or tights (Grade 12-Black knee high socks or tights)
  • Black leather dress shoes.  (No ankle boots, athletic shoes or sandals).  Heels may be no higher than 3”
  • All students are required to wear regulation gym strip:
  • Black STA shorts
  • Grey STA t-shirt
  • White Athletic socks
  • Running Shoes

If sweats/warm-ups are worn they must be STA

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


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