Aquinas Academy

AquinasAcademy is dedicated to providing quality education in an atmosphere of Catholic values and principles. To this end, we help the whole child develop spiritually, intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically and aesthetically. Our students benefit from a developmental program designed for individual attainment of an optimum level of skills, a practical body of knowledge, a wholesome concept of self and the desire to use their talents for service as responsible citizens. The Academy serves the greater Livingston community by offering academic programs that stimulate curiosity, the desire to learn, and creativity. Students learn to form values necessary for responsible decision making.They are instructed in the meaning of life and the significance of the individual as well as in Catholic doctrine.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1952
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2013

Student Body

Total Students277 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
41%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Aquinas Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio20:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(School uniform KPrep-Gr. 8)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorJoanne Dowd

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, VolleyballBasketballGolf,
SoccerTennis,
Volleyball

School Notes

  • AquinasAcademy is dedicated to providing quality education in an atmosphere of Catholic values and principles. To this end, we help the whole child develop spiritually, intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically and aesthetically. Our students benefit from a developmental program designed for individual attainment of an optimum level of skills, a practical body of knowledge, a wholesome concept of self and the desire to use their talents for service as responsible citizens. The Academy serves the greater Livingston community by offering academic programs that stimulate curiosity, the desire to learn, and creativity. Students learn to form values necessary for responsible decision making. They are instructed in the meaning of life and the significance of the individual as well as in Catholic doctrine.
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