Our Mission

Independence Mission Schools (IMS) provides a transformative Catholic education that develops students intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually and that provides children of all faiths across the city of Philadelphia the opportunity to learn in a college preparatory environment and grow in a culture of love, setting them on the path to a promising future.

As part of the Independence Mission Schools (IMS) network of 15 Catholic schools, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School we live out the IMS mission: Through God’s light and love, we mold scholars through faith and academics, while cherishing our diversity.

Our Vision: Here at St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School, we strive to develop active community leaders through a rigorous standards based curriculum rooted in our faith and diversity.