The Aquinas Institute of Rochester

Tel: (585)254-2020
Grades: 6-12 | 781 students
The Aquinas Institute of Rochester is a Catholic, private, college preparatory, co-educational school educating in the Basilian tradition.
Our mission is to teach all students goodness, discipline, and knowledge, supported through gospel values, within a comprehensive curricular and co-curricular program that will prepare them to be responsible and caring citizens.
At Aquinas, our goal is to offer our students a well-rounded education, with the latest in educational technology.
We believe that their education extends beyond the classroom, to all aspects of their lives.
The resources and facilities at Aquinas offer students state-of-the-art technology in a traditional and historical setting.
With the latest in computer technology, a new fine art center and a new athletic complex, the campus at Aquinas is ever-changing to meet our students' needs.
Aquinas students are offered numerous opportunities to grow educationally, socially and spiritually. Aquinas graduates are prepared for college and beyond.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other school association(s)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1902

Student Body

Total Students 781 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade The Aquinas Institute of Rochester Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 25 students
Number of AP Courses 22 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Advanced Choir, Advanced French - Dual Credit, Advanced Health - Dual Credit, Advanced Spanish Level 1 - Dual Credit, Advanced Spanish Level 2 - Dual Credit, AP American Government and Politics, AP American History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP English Literature, AP Language and Composition, AP Macroeconomics, AP Physics 1, AP Psychology, AP Statistics, AP World History, Criminal Justice I - Dual Credit, Entrepreneurship - Dual Credit, Fundamentals of Law - Dual Credit, Pre-Calculus Honors, Smart Money Decision Making - Dual Credit,
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling


Total Sports Offered 17 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Boxing, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
GolfIce Hockey,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Winter Track


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 25 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. AQ Dance, AQ Dance Company, AQ TV/Morning Update, AQ Theatre, Arete - High School Yearbook, Big Brother/Big Sister, Catawumpus Improv Group, Choir, Band, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Costume Crew, DECA, Game Club, Le Cercle Francais, Maroon & White Newspaper, Masterminds, Mathletes, Middle School Student Government, Middle School Yearbook, National Honor Society (NHS), Quidditch Club, SSJ Women's Leadership Program, Ski Club, Stage/Tech Crew, Student Council, Student Recruitment AQ Dance, AQ Theatre, Choir, Band, Costume Crew, DECA, Game Club, Masterminds, Mathletes, Quidditch Club, Ski Club, AQ Dance Company,
AQ TV/Morning Update,
Arete - High School Yearbook,
Big Brother/Big Sister,
Catawumpus Improv Group,
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT),
Le Cercle Francais,
Maroon & White Newspaper,
Middle School Student Government,
Middle School Yearbook,
National Honor Society (NHS),
SSJ Women's Leadership Program,
Stage/Tech Crew,
Student Council,
Student Recruitment,
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