Aquinas Academy

2308 West Hardies Road,
Gibsonia, PA, 15044-0150
     Tel: (724)444-0722
Grades: NS - 12 | 333 students
Aquinas Academy is the only Catholic co-ed independent K-12 School in the Pittsburgh Area.
Aquinas Academy provides a rigorous curriculum in the classical tradition with solid faith formation, faithful to the Magisterium.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 12
Year Founded 1996

Student Body

Total Students 333 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 1%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Aquinas Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 70%
Average Class Size 18 students
Number of AP Courses 7 courses
Advanced Courses AP Calculus AB, AP English Literature, AP European History, AP Physics Level C, AP Statistics, AP United States Government, AP United States History  
Average SAT score 1969
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Apr. 1 / Aug. 20 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $5,954
Tuition Notes $7,535; middle school $8,684; high school
% on Financial Aid 15%
Acceptance Rate 95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mr. Juan Mata
Admissions Associate Mr. Michael Burchill


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Ultimate FrisbeeBasketballCross Country,
Field HockeyFootball,
Ultimate Frisbee


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 16 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chapel Choir, Chess Club, Forensics/Speech and Debate, High School Drama Production, Honeybees, Lab Ratz Science Club, Literary Magazine, MATHCOUNTS, Middle School Drama Production, Middle school band, Pasitos Spanish Program, Pro Life Club Vivat Vita, School Newspaper, Shakespeare scene/monologue competition, Student Government Association, Yearbook Chapel Choir, Chess Club, Honeybees, MATHCOUNTS, Yearbook, Forensics/Speech and Debate,
High School Drama Production,
Lab Ratz Science Club,
Literary Magazine,
Middle School Drama Production,
Middle school band,
Pasitos Spanish Program,
Pro Life Club Vivat Vita,
School Newspaper,
Shakespeare scene/monologue competition,
Student Government Association,

School Notes:

  • One of the highest SAT averages in Southwestern PA
  • Winner of Western PA Shakespeare scene competition
  • Competitive sports at all levels
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Full Accreditation

Profile last updated: 01/28/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Vincentian Academy (4.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is North Pittsburgh Childrens House (1.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is North Pittsburgh Childrens House (1.3 miles away)
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