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St. Thomas Aquinas College

St. Thomas Aquinas
Established 1952
Type Private
President Dr. Margaret Fitzpatrick
Provost Dr. John Durney
Students 2,400
Location Sparkill, NY, USA
Campus Suburban
Newspaper Thoma
Colors Maroon      Gold     
Athletics 14 Varsity Teams
East Coast Conference
NCAA Division II
Mascot Spartans
The campus of St. Thomas Aquinas College, showing Costello Hall in the background.

St. Thomas Aquinas College is a private four-year liberal arts college in Rockland County, New York that occupies a forty-eight acre campus. Located at 125 Route 340 in Sparkill, New York, the college is named after the medieval philosopher and theologian Thomas Aquinas. It was founded by the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill, New York.


  • Programs offered 1
  • Athletics 2
  • Notable alumni 3
  • Pop culture 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Programs offered

Bachelor of Arts: Art, Art Therapy, Communications Arts, English, English 7-12 certification, History, Philosophy/Religious Studies, Romance Languages, Spanish, Spanish 7-12 certification Mexican language Bachelor of Science: Accounting, Biology, Biology 7-12 certification, Business Administration, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Finance, Forensic Science, Graphic Design, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Marketing, Mathematics, Mathematics 7-12 certification, Medical Technology, Natural Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), Natural Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) 7-12 certification, Psychology, Recreation & Leisure (Leisure Management, Sports Management, Therapeutic Recreation), Social Sciences, Social Sciences 7-12 certification,

Bachelor of Science in Education: Childhood Education (Grades 1-6), Childhood Education and Special Education (Grades 1-6)

Pre-Professional Studies Pre-Dental

Dual Degrees: Biology/Biomedical Engineering
Physical Therapy

Master in Business Administration Finance
General Studies (also available in an online format)

Master Science in Teaching Available for students whose undergraduate degree is not in teaching.
Childhood Education Grades 1-6 (39 credits)
Childhood and Special Education Grades 1-6 (45 credits)
Adolescent Education Grades 7-12

Master Science Education Educational Leadership (leading to School Building Leader certification
Special Education (Grades 1-6)
Special Education (Grades 7-12)
Literacy Education (Birth- Grade 6)
Literacy Education (Grades 5-12)
Post Masters Professional Certificate in Literacy
Post Masters Professional Certificate in Special Education


The St. Thomas Aquinas College Spartans field 14 varsity NCAA Division II East Coast Conference athletic teams. These include Track and Field, Cross Country, Baseball, Basketball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Golf, and Tennis.

Notable alumni

Pop culture

The 1989 direct-to-video film "Fright House" used the campus as a filming site.

The campus was also used as a filming location for the 2003 Katie Holmes film Pieces of April. External shots of Marion Hall, an educational building that also houses the school's main business office and several professors offices, is used as the grandmother's nursing home.


  1. ^ Assemblyman Johnson's Legislative Website, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed July 28, 2007.
  2. ^ Limnios, Michalis. "New York poet Frank Messina talks about David Amram, Gil Scott-Heron, and his Spoke n' Roll memories", Keeping the Blues Alive, February 7, 2013
  3. ^ The 30th Anniversary of WWE Magazine, August, 2013, p.55

External links

  • St. Thomas Aquinas College's Official website
  • St. Thomas Aquinas College's Official athletics website

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