APplicants for class of 2022

Admission of freshmen to St. Thomas Aquinas High School relies on High School Placement Test (HSPT) results, middle school grades, and teacher/principal recommendations. STA will formally administer the HSPT on December 2, 2017, for the STA Class of 2022. Interested eighth graders can find the application to register for the 2017 HSPT on the website starting on September 1, 2017. We encourage potential Raiders to schedule a shadow visit and/or tour of the STA campus. The timeline below serves as a guide through the application process for incoming freshmen.

2017 Open House


Open House offers the best opportunity to explore the STA campus, learn about our offerings, and meet members of our special STA family. The entire administration, faculty, and staff provide guests a comprehensive look at all aspects of student life. Student leaders, alumni, and parents also engage is this showcase event. Classroom visits, student performances, teacher presentations, and student interaction highlight Open House, the best way to experience true “Raider Pride”!

Schedule a Shadow Visit

STA invites current eighth grade students to schedule a Shadow Visit. Current freshman leadership students serve as Shadow Ambassadors and share their classroom experiences for the day with potential, future Raiders. Prospective students have the opportunity to meet members of the administration, faculty, and staff during this first-hand classroom and campus life experience.

the student activities office WILL schedule shadow visits BEGINNING MID-OCTOBER.

2017 High School Placement Test (HSPT)

STA High school placement test (hspt)

saturday, december 2, 2017 - 8:00a.m.

STA requires the High School Placement Test (HSPT) for all incoming STA freshmen. The recommended review for the HSPT is Barron’s HSPT 3rd Edition or 4th Edition Entrance Exam Guide by David Ebner.

Appropriate dress guidelines for HSPT:

  • Girls: Polo-like shirt or blouse and khakis or similar pants.
  • Boys: Polo-like shirt and khakis or similar pants.
  • Light jacket or sweater recommended.
  • Sneaker or Sketcher-like shoes.
  • Jeans, flip-flops, tank tops, hats, t-shirts considered unacceptable.


Submit Grade Reports and Letters of Recommendation

The applicant and parent share the responsibility for the timely submission of all documentation. STA requires grade reports, national standardized test results, and two letters of recommendation before the application will be considered.

Submit documents to the Main Office or mail to:

St. Thomas Aquinas High School
2801 SW 12th Street
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312

Notification of Acceptance

STA will notify applicants of acceptance status in January 2018.

Final acceptance and enrollment remain contingent upon the successful completion of the eighth grade.

Transfer Students

St. Thomas Aquinas High School welcomes applicants interested in transferring into 9th, 10th, and 11th grade. Please review STA academic and graduation requirements to help determine whether the transfer to STA will benefit your academic future. STA requires the Transfer Application Form, high school transcript, standardized test scores, two letters of recommendation, and application fee of $50 before considering the transfer.

Senior transfers: email Dr. Aloma, Principal, ( prior to completing the Transfer Application.

Plan a Visit

Conducted during the school day, campus tours enable us to share our STA Pride with prospective parents and students as we highlight the facilities, programs, and processes for admission. Additionally, the campus tour offers an opportunity to meet STA administrators and staff and gives guests a first-hand look at the spiritual, academic, and extracurricular life at STA.

Campus tours will resume in august. Return here to register.

Apply for Admission

Applicants must submit the Transfer Application and $50 fee to initiate the acceptance process. This form provides essential demographic information necessary for communication between the applicant and STA admissions. A transcript and letters of recommendation complete the file required for consideration of acceptance.

complete THe STA Transfer application today!

Submit Transcript and Recommendations

A copy of a current high school transcript must accompany the Transfer Application for processing, along with two academic letters of recommendation from current school officials. Additionally, information regarding service hours, reason for transfer, personal letter, etc., can accompany the application. STA highly recommends a timely submission of these documents by the applicant/parent.

Note: International students should contact Mary Facella ( or 954-581-0700) regarding foreign transcript requirements.

Thank you for your interest in St. Thomas Aquinas High School!

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