St. Thomas Aquinas High School, first established in 1936 as St. Anthony High School, continues to provide a proud tradition of excellence in education to the families of Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, and the greater South Florida area.

The school accepts the challenge of addressing the educational needs of an educationally diverse student population, creating, revising, updating, and implementing a diverse curriculum.

Steeped in the Catholic tradition of youth formation, the school seeks to “develop each student’s God-given talents.” The Catholicity of the school binds all St. Thomas Aquinas community members in its mission to assure that each student receives “attention, acknowledgment, and challenge.”

Accreditation remains under the auspices of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Council on Accreditation and School Improvement. The school also holds memberships in the following:


  • National Catholic Educational Association
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Florida Association of Academic Non-Public Schools
  • Florida Catholic Conference
  • Broward County Non-Public School Association
  • State of Florida Department of Education
  • The College Board