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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A+
2801 SW 12th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
About St. Thomas Aquinas High School...

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Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$12,250
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From St. Thomas Aquinas High School

St. Thomas Aquinas High School, a Roman Catholic, co-educational, college preparatory school has acquired national recognition for academic and athletic excellence. Founded in 1936, STA has provided quality Catholic secondary education to Fort Lauderdale and the South Florida community for 83 years. Committed to the philosophy of Saint Thomas Aquinas, STA defines learning as the simultaneous and harmonious development of all facets of the human personality and strives to cultivate the achievements of each student. More than 20,000 Alumni continue to share STA pride across the globe.

St. Thomas Aquinas High School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1250
763 responses
Average ACT
28
268 responses

Advanced Placement & Dual Enrollment

College-level courses are offered on the STA campus through St. Thomas University. Students qualify based on GPA. The STA Dual Enrollment courses are: Pre Calculus: Trigonometry and Analytical Geometry, Calculus I, Ordinary Differential Equations, Calculus III, Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Philosophy II, Ethics, World Religions, & Multicultural Studies.

Culture & Safety

Poll
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.84 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.84 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 292 responses
  • Football games
    23%
  • Homecoming
    23%
  • Cailini (Sports Competition)
    21%
  • Christmas Sing along
    8%
  • Prom
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    5%
  • Homecoming
    4%

    Students

    Diversity
    A-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    2,171
    93%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.88 responses
    77%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.88 responses
    95%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.88 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    17:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    74%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.108 responses
    Poll
    82%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.108 responses
    Poll
    83%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.108 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    94%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.65 responses
    62%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.65 responses
    91%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.65 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      B-
    2. Good for Families
      B
    3. Housing
      C
    Median Household Income
    $43,860
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,201
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $192,758
    National
    $184,700

    St. Thomas Aquinas High School Reviews

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    We love Saint Thomas Aquinas High School! My daughter had her heart set on going here for a long time and it's completely met her expectations! The academics are challenging and they have a wide range of subjects, honors and AP classes. They also have one of the top rated sports programs in the country with almost every sport available. They have excellent variety of clubs and activities and a great cafeteria with many healthy choices everyday. Kids are very well prepared for top notch universities after attending STA. This school is excellent and we highly recommend it!

    (They were also immediately on top of things when the COVID-19 Pandemic hit easily transitioning to online education. All kids are provided with a laptop when they start school at STA. Teachers were ready and offered online classes, materials, videos, and school work online.)
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    St. Thomas Aquinas High School is a school with amazing academic and sports programs and incredible school spirit. The faculty truly care about providing the best education possible to their students. The remarkable teachers make learning interesting and encourage students to participate in class discussions. The football and girls volleyball teams are top notch and always entertaining to watch. The athletics program has quality coaches and champions one of the best football teams in the nation. STA has a variety of extracurricular and service activities, such as the Marine Biology Club, marching band, and robotics, to name a few. Football games, Homecoming Week, Dance Marathon, Cailini, and Nights of Fellowship are just some of the many events that allow students to embrace school spirit and spend time together. St. Thomas has something to offer for everyone, and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of this beautiful school community.
    I'm currently a senior at STA and the past four years have been an amazing experience due to the endless experiences available. There are a multitude of clubs, sports, and other events offered that allow you to branch out of your comfort zone or hone in on your passion. STA is pretty well-known for our outstanding sports teams, but our academics are just as impressive. The courses adequately prepare you for college and the guidance office is very welcoming and always willing to answer any questions you may have. I may be slightly biased, but this is an amazing school to attend during the best four years of life!