Our Mission

Mission Statement 

St. Thomas Aquinas College is an independent liberal arts college that provides education at the undergraduate and graduate levels for students from all traditions.  In continuing its Catholic heritage and the spirit of its founders, the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill, the College is committed to the principle of enlightening the mind through truth, as exemplified by Thomas Aquinas, and to the Classical Judaeo-Christian ideals which have contributed to the development of humanity. Accordingly, the College is dedicated to the development of each student consistent with the individual's resolve to work and ability to achieve.

The College, consistent with its commitments, requires each undergraduate to attain a broad foundation in the liberal arts and sciences. The College provides a range of undergraduate majors and graduate programs to assist students to prepare for careers or for further education through a deeper focus in a major field of study.

At St. Thomas, we’ve created a welcoming, caring and challenging environment for learning. Intensely student-centered academic activities and vigorous student-life programs are purposely combined to enhance the educational process and to foster intellectual, moral, social and spiritual growth.

Contained within this environment, St. Thomas Aquinas College assists each student in the effort to develop as an articulate and independent member of society who uses a reasoned approach to all issues, who strives to become a responsible citizen and leader in shaping the diverse world community, who lives in a manner exemplifying the principles of service, mutual respect, and individual responsibility, and who appreciates the value of learning as a life-long endeavor.

Vision Statement

St. Thomas Aquinas College is a premier liberal arts and sciences college in the United States of America.

We assert the vitality of the liberal arts and sciences to effect within a moral and ethical framework a student’s development as an intelligent, curious, and socially engaged citizen.  

The faculty will optimize student learning through rigorous, innovative, and entrepreneurial undergraduate and graduate programs that will prepare confident and enlightened professionals to succeed in the global community.  

The College will promote social responsibility through community engagement, providing broad accessibility to our learning resources, and becoming a platform for discourse on regional, national, and global issues.

The nurturing college community will promote student development through co-curricular and extra-curricular programs and services. The College is committed to embracing change, personalizing the educational experience, and leveraging emerging technologies to achieve this vision.