Welcome From the Head of School

Welcome to St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School!
Better Together

On behalf of the St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School community, welcome to Coral Gables, FL! While our backdrop of palm trees, warm weather, and sandy beaches make it a joy to live in South Florida, it is our dedicated faculty, supportive families, and determined students that make St. Thomas - in a word - paradise. 

From the moment I walked onto the campus, I knew I was home. I’m not sure if it was the music playing during carline, the smiling faces of the faculty, the engaged students, or the palpable kindness that filled the hallways and classrooms. What I do know is that when you arrive on campus, you are family.

We have always believed that to know better, it takes St. Thomas. Our experienced and committed faculty work closely with every student to meet them where they are in their learning journey. Simultaneously, our school counselor incorporates a Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum that gives students the foundation they need to understand and manage their feelings. The academic and social component of a student’s life at St. Thomas is further fortified by religious formation led by our Rector, which helps students establish a loving relationship with God. It is this “whole child” approach that differentiates our school and helps us grow not only better students but also better citizens. 

If you’re a prospective family, I look forward to meeting you and sharing the ways St. Thomas makes learning captivating, enriching, and fun. If you’re a current family, I’ll see you during drop-off, Back to School Night, Parent University, or Chapel. If you’re an alum, we hope to welcome you back for Alumni Day and the 5K Fun Run.

St. Thomas’ mission is to nurture spirits, challenge minds, and inspire confidence. We do this in partnership with the Church, our faculty, staff, and families because we know that we are better when we all work together!

Sarah Kemeness
Head of School
    • Ms. Kemeness and a first-grade student sharing a book.
    • Ms. Kemeness and a first-grade student sharing a book.
    • Mrs. Scharinger (Lower Division Head)