Academic Programs

The Archdiocese of Miami Department of Schools provides the curriculum guide, Common Core Standards for all parochial schools. The curriculum of the Archdiocese of Miami seeks to foster the growth of the whole person; spiritually, physically, intellectually, socially, and emotionally. The goal is to lead students to discover and develop their God-given talents and abilities in order to be responsible members of the Church and of society.

Saint Thomas the Apostle is an authorized school for the PYP and a candidate school* for the MYP programme. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students.

We are blessed to be the only Catholic school in Miami that is an IB World School. The IB programmes are based on research and the best pedagogical practices to create a student-centered educational framework that benefit all students. Our curriculum is meant to develop intercultural awareness, holistic knowledge and communication skills within a dimension of Catholic education. As an IB candidate school, we strive to develop students who are critical and compassionate thinkers, life-long learners, and informed participants in local and world affairs, while respecting others and their cultures.

* Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its three academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP) or the Diploma Programme (and in addition the IB Career-related Certificate). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

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