Award Year: 2022

Saint Thomas Aquinas High School

2801 SW 12th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33312-2953

(954) 581-0700

Dr. Denise Aloma, Principal at time of Nomination

Archdiocese of Miami Schools

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St. Thomas Aquinas High School (STA), a four-year, college preparatory school, educates young men and women according to the traditions of the Catholic faith. The school seeks to develop each student's God-given talents in a safe and caring atmosphere of sharing and challenge. Through a comprehensive program of Catholic teachings, quality education, and personal development, STA offers its students religious experiences, academic challenges, innovative approaches, athletic programs, social and cultural opportunities, and service to others.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 12%
  • White: 41%
  • Hispanic: 37%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Two or more races: 7%
St. Thomas Aquinas student leaders welcoming back all students!

St. Thomas Aquinas student leaders welcoming back all students!

St. Thomas Aquinas High School is a college-preparatory high school, located in Fort Lauderdale, FL., serving over 2200 students. St. Thomas Aquinas High School provides an environment where students are supported to reach their potential as God's children, working toward a prosperous future as integral members of society, living God's will.

St. Thomas Aquinas High School has a strong tradition of excellence in academics, athletics, the arts, and service. St. Thomas Aquinas High School is proud to be a STEM-accredited high school, integrating STEM across all curricular areas. St. Thomas Aquinas High School promotes 21st-Century learning through our Innovation Center and state of the art technology. Our Bienes Center for the Arts helps to support an extensive fine arts curriculum. St. Thomas Aquinas' athletic program has supported our student-athletes to win 122 Florida state championships.

Embracing our Catholic faith, St. Thomas Aquinas welcomes students of all faiths to explore their potential and purpose. Through the school's core Catholic educational curriculum, students explore the impact of their service on the world. St. Thomas Aquinas High School has strong alumni base who support our mission and promote our tradition of excellence.

St. Thomas Aquinas High School was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School in 1984 and 1996.As a school, we encourage and support our students as they build a portfolio of academics, faith, and service on their journey to post-secondary success.