A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A+
St. Thomas Aquinas High School is an elite, private, Catholic school located in Fort Lauderdale, FL. It has 2,171 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. Tuition is $12,250 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 97% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
2801 Sw 12th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
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Telephone
(954) 581-0700
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Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$12,250
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
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Average Financial Aid

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1230
523 responses
Average ACT
27
193 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.66 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.66 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
  • Football games
    26%
  • Homecoming
    25%
  • Cailini (Sports Competition)
    25%
  • Christmas Sing along
    9%
  • Prom
    5%
  • School plays
    3%
  • Track & Field
    2%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,171
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.70 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.70 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.70 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Poll
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.90 responses
Poll
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.90 responses
Poll
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.90 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
96%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.47 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.47 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.47 responses
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STA is famous for their achievements in every sport and the high accessibility to recruits; however, STA passes the academic standards with flying colors! The faculty here at STA are helpful and caring. Teachers stay after school or even arrive before school starts in order to help their students. They are all highly qualified for their jobs as well. Fortunately, I have had some of the best teachers every single year, especially for the AP-level courses. What also draws you in at STA is the community you join once you take the entrance exam. As you step in the school on your first day, you are a Raider. You'll always be a Raider!
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Areas in need of an upturn at Saint Thomas Aquinas is their favoritism for football over every school sport, activity, clubs, & lack recognition for all their music programs.The school gives no authority or voice to students who are elected into higher roles from the student body, student council, or any president/vice role for any club.Students have no opportunity to actively voice how events, specifically intended for the enjoyment of all students, are coordinated, decorated, or prepared.Rules at Saint Thomas are known for outrages measures & setting a new higher bar each year, making it more problematic for both the students & their parents.Saint Thomas making more than "millions" a year, overcharging their students exaggerated costs for special events including; graduation, field trips, prom, & etc., is something that’s not uncommon. Even being a Catholic School, it doesn't fall short from being the ultimate greedy & money depleting business in the academic & educational system.
I really enjoyed the education in which I received. St. Thomas provided me with the foundation and skills in which I will find very useful in my professional career. I also found that the school provided me with various connections. Connections are imperative in finding a career and/ or success in any profession. It is all about who you know. I find that almost everywhere I go, people are aware of the name St. Thomas, whether it is in sports or academics. I would also have to say that STA prepared me immensely for college as well as the SAT. St. Thomas's tough course load has prepared me for college life. Over my 4 years of high school I have found that I have read over 50 books, completed hundreds of reports, and have done much critical thinking. I believe that St. Thomas is a great school to set you on the path for greatness.