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Respectful of each person’s self-worth, St. Thomas Aquinas High School seeks to develop each student’s God-given talents in a safe and caring atmosphere of sharing and challenge.

Educational Excellence

STA teachers challenge students to think critically, embrace state of the art technology, and explore global trends, while equipping students with the confidence to achieve at STA and beyond.

STA offers each student the privilege to mature in one's Catholic faith. Morality and social justice are the cornerstones of a Service Learning initiative which focuses on making a difference in the STA community and our world. Respect for human life, created in the image and likeness of God, serves as the foundation of every effort.

Catholic Identity

Cultural Opportunities

An appreciation for the arts, cultural diversity, and competition is the pulse of STA activities. The ability to develop each student’s unique gifts is founded in a wide variety of clubs, cultural events, and athletic teams. STA is where champions are made!

What's Happening?

Honey, I shrunk the students

New this year at Aquinas are two virtual reality (VR) systems that immerse students in a three-dimensional world. "We're trying to give the student many opportunities to refine their knowledge in science," she said. "We can impress the facts on them a different way."


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Warming Hearts in Hard Times

"Service to me is more than helping others, it is about benefiting your community by making a "hard situation," happier and lighter." - Brooke Giacin


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Profiles

  • National Merit Commended Scholar
  • AP Scholar with Distinction
  • Public Forum Debate Team Captain
  • Mu Alpha Theta Secretary
  • STA Veritas Scholar
  • Research intern for former Finance Minister of Egypt
  • Founder of initiative to promote refugee integration

"The STA faculty and staff work tirelessly to promote student interests and produce well-rounded individuals prepared for the future."

Michael Anise, Class of '19
  • NHS Vice President
  • Junior Class Student Council Directory
  • Varsity Swim Team - 3 yrs
  • Created a Non-Profit (Chapparel.org, Inc.) Benefiting Stoneman Douglas
  • Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society
  • Rho Kappa Honor Society
  • 1,234 Service Hours to date

"STA has provided me with a solid foundation and has challenged me to branch out in every aspect."

Ashley Ruf, Class of '19
  • Principal's Honor Roll
  • Varsity Baseball - 2 yrs
  • 2018 Varsity Baseball State Champion
  • 2018 Broward County Hits Leader
  • STA Baseball Camp Summer Volunteer
  • Member of South Florida Legends Foundation
  • Yearbook Club

"When you are involved in the STA community, you are a part of a family and you come to the understanding that you represent something bigger than yourself."

Matt Archer, Class of '19
  • Class of '18 Valedictorian
  • National Merit Commended Scholar
  • Science Honor Society President
  • Volleyball - 3yrs
  • Space Projects with KID
  • NASA SEES Intern
  • U.S. Air Force Engineering Award

"St. Thomas has allowed me to flourish in academics, athletics, and service alongside my outstanding peers."

Chad Cerutti, Class of '18
  • Class of '18 Salutatorian
  • National Merit Finalist
  • Social Justice Club Founder
  • Young Arts Foundation 2018 Merit Winner
  • Silver Knight Nominee in Art
  • Varsity Cross Country - 3 yrs
  • Rho Kappa Honor Society Service Coordinator

"The teachers and administrators at STA not only give you the tools to be a life long learner, but they contribute to your growth as a person."

Zahra Shivji, Class of '18
  • US Military Academy Appointee
  • Captain & Founder of STA Girls Rugby Team
  • VP of Military Affairs Club
  • President & Co-Founder of Biotechnology Club
  • Nat'l English Honor Society Officer
  • Secretary of Tri-M Music Honor Society

Advice to future Raiders: "Persistence is key. You may not always succeed the first time, but be a pain, keep trying."

Phoenix Tabasso, Class of '18
  • Pinnacle Award Winner
  • 1,500 Service Hours
  • President of Teens Care Service Project
  • Coach for Davie Warriors Autistic Soccer Team
  • Prudential Spirit of Community Award '17
  • Univ. of Rochester Frederick Douglas & Susan B. Anthony
    Award for Social Service Winner

"STA challenges me to excel in academics, leadership, service, and the arts."

Emily Petruska, Class of '18
  • Pinnacle Award Winner
  • National Merit Finalist
  • Crossroads Music Ministry Co-Director
  • Campus Ministry
  • QuestBridge Nat'l College Match Finalist
  • St. Michael's College Book Award Recipient

"STA has given me the opportunity to explore and develop my love for music, my love of knowledge, and my love of God. "

Christopher Dixon, Class of '18
  • Pinnacle Award Winner
  • Silver Knight Nominee for Science
  • President of Military Affairs Club
  • Over 800 Service Hours
  • Campus & Liturgy Ministry
  • 5th Place in State Science Fair '17
  • Prudential Spirit of Community Award '17
  • Softball - 4 yrs

"STA has shaped me into who I am today through the emphasis on the Catholic faith and on the need for community service."

Paige Pokryfke, Class of '18
  • Student Council President
  • AP Scholar with Distinction
  • National Hispanic Recognition
  • 2016 Thespian Troupe President
  • Nearly 1000 Service Hours
  • Founder of "Take the Stage"

"STA challenges me to work my hardest everyday."

Alexa Hui, Class of '18
  • NHS Service Coordinator
  • AP Scholar with Honors
  • Senior Class Historian
  • Varsity Soccer - 3 yrs
  • Leadership Development
  • Campus Ministry
  • National English & Social Studies Honor Societies

"STA has given me the tools to create a foundation for success."

Luke Lhota, Class of '18