Our History and Tradition

June 1868
St. Thomas School opened the doors to families in the greater Ann Arbor area. The School was staffed by Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters from Monroe.
July 1977

St. Thomas High School (9th through 12th grade) became Fr. Gabriel Richard High School in 1977.

June 2003

In 2003, a new high school building opened off-campus at Dominos’s Farms. The high school continues as the only Catholic high school between metro Detroit and Jackson.

August 2018

In 2018, our school celebrated 150 continuous years of operation as the oldest Catholic school in the Ann Arbor area and one of the oldest in the country.  Over the past century and a half, thousands upon thousands of students have passed through the halls and graduated from St. Thomas the Apostle School.

August 2019

We are a destination school with students come from many communities surrounding Ann Arbor.  Our student population is very diverse in culture, faith, and socio-economic background. St. Thomas the Apostle School has always been focused on offering an authentic and affordable Catholic education to families in the greater Ann Arbor area.

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School