St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Louisville

at , Louisville, 44641 United States

St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Louisville

Louisville , OH 44641
United States
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St. Thomas Aquinas High School (abbreviated "STA") is a private, Catholic co-educational high school located in Louisville, Ohio, USA, run by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown. It was founded in 1964 to serve the Catholic families of eastern Stark County and parts of Portage County. When it opened, Aquinas enrolled both male and female students, but was a single-sex educational institution, as boys and girls attended classes within separate wings of the school. STA began practicing its current co-educational format in 1970.AcademicsIn 2004, Aquinas adopted a new model of governance and administration for the school.As of the 2009-2010 school year: The President of the school is Thomas Dyer, who served as a teacher and administrator from 1972–1984 The Principal is Joseph C. Vagedes, previously a long-time Chemistry teacher and administrator at the school. There is also a Board of Directors that oversee all operations of the school, including finances, enrollment, fundraising, mission, development, etc., and is made up of various individuals with Aquinas connections including alumni, parents of former Aquinas students, and parents of current Aquinas students.On February 27, 2014, it was announced by the Diocese that the High School campus will also open a Grades 6-8 Middle School for Eastern Stark County Catholic school students, beginning with the 2014-2015 school year.AthleticsIncluded in STA's trophy case are 5 state boys cross country championships, numerous regional appearances for boys and girls basketball, a state team title in girls tennis, as well as many individual state qualifiers in girls tennis, and many state track and field qualifiers. Other sports, such as soccer, baseball, softball, and swimming have also seen regional and state qualifiers over the years. STA swimming produced many state qualifiers from the late 1980s through the 1990s. In 1990, the STA boys swim team finished 6th overall in the state, which is one of the highest finishes for a Stark County swim team since 1990. In 2007, the boys soccer won its second district title in a row and were regional runner-ups.

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