Why St. Thomas?

Because We Know Children

The early years of a child’s development have the greatest impact on their future success. As the largest PK–5 Episcopal school in Miami, we specialize in these years that matter most. Beginning at age three, students are guided by experienced and talented educators who apply decades of research to the classroom, maximizing each child’s potential during the years most critical to their development.

Research-Tested, Child-Approved

We know that excited and motivated children learn better. We allow students to take ownership of their learning and discover original solutions to open-ended questions. In turn, they become deep thinkers, resilient innovators, and agile leaders in the 21st century. With this goal in mind, the St. Thomas curriculum lets students explore:
  • The engineering process in our makerspace
  • Coding and programming as early as preschool
  • Conversational Spanish in every grade
  • Musical, visual, and performing arts expression
  • Greater challenge or additional support in the Center for Excellence
  • Technology to enrich learning in every classroom

Space to Grow

When children have room to run, play, dance, create, invent, be independent, and come together, it’s no wonder they thrive. Our secure six-acre campus sets us apart from other schools in the area with resources like:
  • A makerspace, design lab, and digital studio
  • STREAM labs
  • Art and dance studios
  • Soundproof piano rooms
  • A professional stage with changing rooms
  • Multiple athletic fields and basketball courts
  • Playgrounds, butterfly gardens, and outdoor science labs

Founded in Faith

Children of all faith backgrounds learn to honor God and value integrity, empathy, and respect through an Episcopal education that includes:
  • Weekly all-school chapel
  • Weekly grade-level Godly Play lessons
  • A Responsive Classroom approach that produces an inclusive and thoughtful class community
  • Extensive outreach programs with charitable organizations

A Highly Involved Community

Our school welcomes parents to be part of their child’s education because we know learning is not limited to the classroom. Our families are involved through:
  • Parent Universities that educate families about the latest trends in education and connections to learning at home
  • The parent mentor program for new families entering St. Thomas
  • Use of a digital app in which parents can see their child’s learning as it’s happening
  • An active Parents Association that plans countless annual events