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A Welcome to St. Thomas from our Head of School
Lillian Issa, Head of School

Thank you for visiting our website! Step into this “virtual” breezeway and be charmed by our students, inspired by our teachers, and energized by a community that “nurtures the spirit, challenges the mind, and inspires confidence.” We are excited that you want to learn more about St. Thomas School!

An education at St. Thomas cultivates the talent and brilliance of our students, catapulting them to reach for the stars, while keeping them grounded in Episcopal values, healthy attitudes, and positive long-term relationships. As we shepherd students in the process of learning and prepare them for their road ahead, it is clear that problem-solving, the collaborative process, and the development of leadership and communication skills are at the heart of everything we do.

Grit. Perseverance. Risk-taking. Discerning decision-making. Independence. All of these make for the fabric of this generation of learning. Whether the students are honing their writing skills, tinkering in the makerspace, or innovating in the classroom, the principles of creativity broaden the scope of thinking at STEPS. Be prepared to witness purposeful engagement and flexible techniques for learning at St. Thomas, all under the continued solid commitment to a balanced education...physically, emotionally, socially, academically, and spiritually.

Now that you have visited us online, we welcome the opportunity to get to know you better in person. Please consider visiting our beautiful six-acre campus nestled between Pinecrest and Coral Gables, two of Miami’s most wonderful communities! You are going to like it here; everyone does!

Lillian Issa, Head of School