Since its inception in 1936, first as St. Anthony’s and later as Central Catholic, St. Thomas Aquinas High School has had a long standing tradition of academic excellence. St. Thomas Aquinas recognizes the unique role it plays in the academic and personal development of its capable and enthusiastic students.
Recognized as one of the Top 50 Catholic High Schools in the nation and a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, St. Thomas Aquinas receives accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The accomplished students at STA showcase its standards of excellence:
- 65 nationally recognized students in the Class of 2015 including 11 National Merit Semifinalists, 25 National Merit Commended, 24 National Hispanic Scholars, and 8 National Achievement Participants.
- 98% of the Class of 2014 matriculating to a four-year college
- 54% of the Class of 2014 offered Florida Bright Futures Scholarships
- Over $59 million in scholarship awards offered to the Class of 2014