Requirements for Admission

Application Dates

We continue to accept applications for the 23-24 as part of a rolling admissions process and space available. Applications for the 24-25 school year opened on November 2, 2023. Please download the admissions checklist for additional details on the required items for application.

Acceptance Criteria
  1. Space available in each class after current Aquinas families have registered
  2. Current Aquinas families with siblings
  3. Families of registered parishioners of Our Lady of Angels, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, and Sacred Heart Churches (must submit Family Faith Form to parish for pastor signature).
  4. Catholic families who attend another Parish (most submit Family Faith Form to pastor for signature)
  5. Catholic families whose Parish does not have a school
  6. Non-Catholic families
  7. Academic records and successful completion of the screening/interview process

Pre-K classes are five days a week from 8:00-3:00 p.m. and follow the regular school calendar.  Extended care is available for Pre-K students.  Students must be four years old by September 30.

Pre-K and KinderGARTEN Screening 

All Pre-K and Kindergarten applicants are screened.  The screening will be scheduled once the application is received.  Pre-K and Kindergarten applicants who are out of state may be conditionally accepted pending completion of the screening.


Applicants in grades 1-8 are required to take a placement test. Applicants who are out of state may be conditionally accepted but will be required to take the placement test before August of the upcoming school year.

kindergarten expectations

Kindergarten students have a wide range of abilities and maturity depending on age and gross and fine motor skills.   In our Kindergarten program, we are looking for the following:

  • Independent toileting skills
  • Able to button, snap, and zip clothing and tie shoes
  • Request help when needed
  • Able to put on jacket or coat independently

  • Have experience using scissors, writing instruments, glue
  • Explored manipulatives such as puzzles, books, blocks, cubes, etc.
  • Write their first name (using either upper or lower case letters)

  • Interact and play cooperatively with other children
  • Wait/sit for a period of time
  • Attend to a story
  • Take turns
  • Use good manners

  • Say first and last name and their age
  • Awareness of alphabet, numbers, colors, and shapes
  • Follow three-step directions (e.g., sit at your desk, take out your pencil, write your name)
  • Count from 1-25
  • Initial consonant sounds
middle school interviews

Middle School students (grades 6-8) are interviewed as part of the application process.  Appointments for the interview will be scheduled once the application is received.  Middle School students who are out of state may conduct their interviews over Zoom.

Contact via email

St. Thomas Aquinas Regional School
13750 Mary's Way
Woodbridge, VA 22191

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St. Thomas Aquinas Regional School admits students of any race, color, and national origin.