Empowering Children To Reach Their God-Given Potential

Our application for new families for the 2024/25 school year is NOW  OPEN!

Act fast to secure your spot in St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School. All faiths are welcome and financial aid is available to all who apply.

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School in South Philadelphia nurtures the intellectual, emotional, and spiritual growth of students in Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade.

Families of all faiths choose St. Thomas Aquinas for a

high-quality, faith-based education

in a safe and loving environment.

As one of the 14 Independence Mission Schools,

we teach values and morals

as part of an academically rigorous curriculum.

Our private school is affordable because

every family receives financial aid

that reduces the cost of tuition.


St. Thomas Aquinas Holds Annual Trunk-or-Treat

Independence Mission School, St. Thomas Aquinas held their annual Trunk or Treat on October 31st at 12:30 pm. The highly anticipated Trunk-or-Treat event has become a favorite in the community. For weeks leading up to the event, families and team members...

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Christmas Tree Lighting 2023


2023 Annual Fall Festival Makes the News!

We had so much fun at our annual Fall Festival - an opportunity for the entire school community to come together and enjoy each other's company. Students enjoyed a petting zoo, carnival games, face painting, a corn maze, and so much more! The kids couldn't get over...

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The Future is Bright

Where St. Thomas Aquinas 8th Graders Went to High School in 2023

Archdiocesan Catholic

PHL Special Admit/Magnet

PHL/DE/NJ - Public

PHL/DE - Charter

“I love the commitment of each staff member to the development of every child in the building. There’s a serious commitment to ensuring our children are well rounded young people.”

LaToya Marie

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School

1631 S. 18th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19145

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School