Grade 9

Grade 9

The choice of a high school becomes a defining factor for the future of any eighth grade student.  St. Thomas Aquinas High School tries to make this decision as easy as possible for you. The time-line that follows here serves as a guide through the Application Process.

  • October – Attend our Open House

Prospective students and their parents gain an overview of the school through an introductory assembly in the Gym, visit classrooms, meet teachers and students, and enjoy various student performances. Additionally, The Entrance Exam Registration Form becomes available in the Front Office on this day and on the school website shortly after.

  • October through November – Register for the Entrance Exam    

Required for all incoming freshmen, taking the Entrance Exam involves submitting an Entrance Exam Registration Form and Fee.

  • November through January – Schedule a Shadow Visit

To schedule your Shadow Visit, please complete the following Google Form: STAShadowRequest.  After reviewing your request, an STA representative contacts you to confirm your visit.  For further information, email

A visit to STA during a normal school day gives the prospective student a chance to see how the school operates, the types of students who attend, as well as some insight into the spiritual, academic, and social life at STA.

  • January –  Mail, fax, or hand deliver First Semester Report Cards 

All prospective students must submit their first semester eighth grade report card showing first and second trimester grades. Photocopy the report card and send it to St. Thomas Aquinas High School, 2801 SW 12th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL  33312. Mark the envelope Entrance Exam – Eighth Grade Report Card.

  • January – Submit Letters of Recommendation

Current eighth grade students may submit two letters of recommendation by mail or facsimile, NOT email; letters may also be hand delivered. Mark the envelope Entrance Exam – Eighth Grade Recommendations.

  • January – STA mails Acceptance Letters to students

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

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