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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?

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Bienes Center for the Arts at St. Thomas Aquinas High School, 2801 SW 12th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312, USA
Relay for Life

In a fight to end cancer, find a cure, and continue research, students raised $1,000 for the American Cancer Society.


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STA Joins Efforts for Gun Reform

"I really, truly believe that this is our generation and that we can control what happens. And if we care about this, and we want to turn this into something, we can. As a Catholic school we have that extra responsibility almost to stand up for all life and protect all life." - Alexa Hui, Student Council President

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Innovation Initiative

Newly Renovated
Science Labs

Cutting Edge Robotics
Workshop and Exhibition Facilities

54 Renovated Classrooms and
Cleartouch Technology

STA is dedicated to the advancement of learning in a collaborative, technologically competitive, academic environment. Our 1:1 chromebook classroom experience, Mac and Windows labs, Animation, Videography, state-of-the-art Robotics facilities, and science labs fulfill the needs and desire of our students. The only limit is the imagination!

Profiles

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pinnacle Award Winner
  • Campus Ministry
  • Nat'l French Honor Society
  • Mu Alpha Theta
  • National Honor Society
  • Ice Hockey & Water Polo
  • TEDx Speaker

"STA has provided me with experiences that have helped me grow as a person of service and character."

Timothy Lincoln, Class of '17
  • Student Council President
  • Swimming
  • Water Polo
  • Best Buddies
  • National Honor Society

I have grown and achieved academically, athletically, and spiritually as a result of the unique and nurturing environment at Saint Thomas. I will always be a Raider at heart.

Quinn Connor, Class of '17
  • Campus Ministry
  • Marching Band

Through ministry I have developed a sense of belonging at STA. I have been able to grasp a deeper understanding of not only my faith, but also who I am as a person. Ministry has become a way of life and has inspired me to confirm my faith this year.

Ivan Ochoa, Class of '18
  • Aquinas Kindness
  • Campus Ministry
  • Crew

My involvement in Aquinas Kindness strengthens my ability to communicate my experience with bullying and establish a powerful connection with my peers and middle school girls.

Megan Smith, Class of '19
  • Robotics
  • Junior Classical League
  • Forensics

Robotics is my passion & STA is providing the ultimate opportunities to explore what I love to do and achieve dreams.

Marco Nousari, Class of '20