St. Thomas Aquinas School

The mission of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School is to provide a child-centered environment in which the personal, spiritual, academic, and emotional needs of each child are met.
In order to accomplish this task, we use a variety of teaching styles, technology, and active learning with developmentally appropriate activities.
As an integral part of the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School, the school provides quality Catholic education characterized by worship through celebration of school liturgies and prayer, service to the community and faith development.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 335 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,750
  • Acceptance rate: 93%
  • Average class size: 28 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

St. Thomas Aquinas School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1989

Student Body

Total Students
335 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
60%
State avg.: 46%
Students by Grade
St. Thomas Aquinas School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
45%
Average Class Size
28 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition rate is based on being an active parishioner at a local Roman Catholic Church. Please contact us for additional information. We also offer multi-child discount.
Acceptance Rate
93%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Lauren Schellenberg

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Altar Servers, Lectors, Lego Club, National Elementary Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Rosary Club, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Cantors, praise choir

School Notes

  • The mission of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School is to provide a child-centered environment in which the personal, spiritual, academic, and emotional needs of each child are met. In order to accomplish this task, we use a variety of teaching styles, technology, and active learning with developmentally appropriate activities. As an integral part of the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School, the school provides quality Catholic education characterized by worship through celebration of school liturgies and prayer, service to the community and faith development.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. Thomas Aquinas School cost?
St. Thomas Aquinas School's tuition is approximately $6,750 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of St. Thomas Aquinas School?
The acceptance rate of St. Thomas Aquinas School is 93%, which is higher than the national average of 84%.
What sports does St. Thomas Aquinas School offer?
St. Thomas Aquinas School offers 5 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cheering, Soccer, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is St. Thomas Aquinas School's ranking?
St. Thomas Aquinas School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for St. Thomas Aquinas School?
The application deadline for St. Thomas Aquinas School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
My oldest son graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas this year (2012) and I have three younger children who also attend. We have been extremely pleased with this school. We feel that he is very well prepared for high school (he will be attending Bishop Moore in the upcoming school year). There was a strong focus on the Catholic faith which was incorporated into all aspects of the school, in activities, the look of the campus, etc. There was also a strong emphasis placed on academics with an expectation for the children to excel and plenty of opportunities for assistance if they were having difficulty. The staff are wonderful, many of them having been there for many years. They value each student and treat each student with respect. My son is shy and an introvert, but he beamed with pride during their compliments and acknowledgement of his efforts. I would recommend this school to anyone and indeed have recommended it. It has been a blessing for my children and it's a joy for us to continue to send our children there.
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5  
I am very proud of St. Thomas Aquinas, because my son was a victim of bullying in Public school. Was very shy and kept to himself. At St Thomas he was treated with respect, was given love by everyone. My son just graduated from St. Thomas 2015,, and is now very confident, received math honors, became very athletic. I owe the complete outlook my son has to this school. The most beautiful part is that not only he received a good,strong education, but a wonderful spiritual teaching. My son now knows that without God, we can't do anything. The teachers never gave up on him being that he was ADHD/BIPOLAR, like they did at the public elementary school. If I had to do it again I would. St. Thomas teachers, principal, volunteers, cook and any other employee are number one and are loving, caring and compassionate.
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5  
We have had three children attend STA over the last 20 years and have been very satisfied with the school.
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5  
My family has been involved with Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic School for ten years now. One of my daughters is a junior in high school and another is graduating this year. (We also have another daughter entering the STA middle school program next year.) Both of my older children were well prepared for high school. My oldest daughter is excelling in her honors and AP classes and my middle daughter will be entering the same program this upcoming school year. We have been pleased with the challenging curriculum and the dedicated teachers and administration. The school offers art, library, PE, drama, band, choir, computer, Spanish, sports, and has an audio/visual studio that is run by the students in addition to the regular academic program. STA has also helped my children grow spiritually, physically, and academically. We love how the children are taught to have the Christ within themselves reach out and touch the Christ within others. We will always be grateful to Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic School.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 335 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,750
  • Acceptance rate: 93%
  • Average class size: 28 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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