Admissions Process/Forms/Open House Information

Thank you for your interest in St. Thomas Aquinas Regional School.  Aquinas is a Diocesan, PK4-8th grade, regional Catholic school serving the parishes of Our Lady of Angels, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, and Sacred Heart.  Aquinas also serves students from other Catholic parishes as well as non-Catholic students.  Founded and staffed in 1977 by the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia and a lay faculty and staff, Aquinas has provided a Christ-centered environment forming students spiritually, academically, and socially.

Application Process.  Applications for the 2019-2020 school year will be accepted beginning November 15, 2018.  Applicants wishing to be considered in our first round of acceptances need to have all their application requirements met by February 22, 2019.  Families who apply after the first round deadline will be considered as part of a rolling admissions process and will be accepted as space is available.

Application Documents.  In addition to the application form, the following documents are required.

  • Copy of Baptismal Certificate (Catholics only) Reconciliation and Eucharist Certificates (if applicable).
  • Copy of Custody decree (if applicable).
  • Copy of birth certificate.
  • Current report card including comments and the two previous academic years’ report cards, if available.
  • Current standardized test scores plus the two previous years. Not Required for PK or Kindergarten.
  • Confirmation of Parish Registration must be completed and submitted by you to your Parish (for Catholic families).  If non-Catholic, submit with the application.
  • Middle School Student Questionnaire (Grades 6-8)
  • Parent Questionnaire (all grades)
  • Student Recommendation Form  (If the student did not attend school, please note on form and return with application)
  • Virginia School Entrance Health Form (SEHF) with complete Immunization Record or at a minimum complete Immunization record.  For the School Entrance Health Form, the student’s date of assessment (pg. 4) must be within one year of the first day of school.  If only immunizations are submitted the School Entrance Health Form must be received by August 1 for the student to start on the first day of school.
  • Request for Student Records must be signed and submitted by parent/guardian to student’s current school. (Grades 1-8).   Do not submit this form with your application.
  • Non-refundable $150.00 application fee per family for new students.  Siblings of current families are $75.00.

PK/Kindergarten Screening Requirement.  As part of the application process, PK and Kindergarten students are screened.  The screening will take place on March 8, 2019, by appointment.   PK and Kindergarten students who are out of state may be conditionally accepted pending completion of the screening.

Middle School Interviews.  Middle School students (grades 6-8) will be interviewed on March 8, 2019, by appointment.  Middle School students who are out of state may conduct their interview over the phone.

Applications that are received for grade levels that are full will be placed in our waiting pool.

STEM/Advanced Language Arts.  STEM and the Advanced Language Arts Program each have their own applications, student recommendation forms, and process.  Please see their webpage for additional information.

Pre-Kindergarten classes are half-day and full day.   Both classes are 5-days a week.   Extended care is only available for all day students.  Students must be four years old by September 30.  Our  session times are:

  • Morning Session (Half Day)
    • Monday-Friday, 8:00-11:00 a.m..
  • Full Day Session
    • Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • Extended Day available for All Day PK Only

PreK students must be four by September 30.   Kindergarten students must be five years old by September 30.   No exceptions.

Our Open Houses, which includes a tour of the school campus, will be held on November 15, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. and January 31, 2019, at 6:30 p.m.

Families who are unable to attend the Open House but would like to see the school may schedule a tour by emailing the Admissions Office at admissions@aquinastars.org.

  • Space available in each class after current Aquinas families have registered
  • Current Aquinas families with siblings
  • Families of registered parishioners of Our Lady of Angels, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, and Sacred Heart Churches.
  • Catholic families who attend another Parish
  • Catholic families whose Parish does not have a school
  • Non-Catholic families
  • Academic records and successful completion of the screening/interview process

In addition to the application form, the following documents are required.

  • Copy of Baptismal Certificate (Catholics only) Reconciliation and Eucharist Certificates (if applicable).
  • Copy of Custody decree (if applicable).
  • Copy of birth certificate.
  • Current report card including comments and the two previous academic years’ report cards, if available.
  • Current standardized test scores plus the two previous years. Not Required for PK or Kindergarten.
  • Confirmation of Parish Registration must be completed and submitted by you to your Parish (for Catholic families).  If non-Catholic, submit with application.
  • Middle School Student Questionnaire (Grades 6-8)
  • Parent Questionnaire (all grades)
  • Student Recommendation Form  (If student did not attend school, please note on form and return with application)
  • Virginia School Entrance Health Form (SEHF) with complete Immunization Record or at a minimum complete Immunization record.  For the School Entrance Health Form the student’s date of assessment (pg. 4) must be within one year of the first day of school.  If only immunizations are submitted the School Entrance Health Form must be received by August 1 for the student to start on the first day of school.
  • Request for Student Records must be signed and submitted by parent/guardian to student’s current school. (Grades 1-8).   Do not submit this form with your application.
  • Non-refundable $150.00 application fee per family for new students.  Siblings of current families are $75.00.