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.A spirit of cooperation exists among the teachers, priests, Religious Education Director, and staff who work together to communicate the gospel message to all our children.
  • In recognition of contemporary family needs, the Academy established an Early Chilhood Center.
  • Our teachers, all certified in Early Childhood, are selected for their genuine understanding of, and love for, young children.
  • The staff is supplemented by teacher assistants who provide the added support and care necessary to ensure a quality program.".

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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 Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1952
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2013

Student Body

Total Students277 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
41%
State avg.: 30%
Students by GradeAquinas Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio20:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
GolfSoccer,
SoftballTennis,
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.A spirit of cooperation exists among the teachers, priests, Religious Education Director, and staff who work together to communicate the gospel message to all our children. In recognition of contemporary family needs, the Academy established an Early Chilhood Center. Our teachers, all certified in Early Childhood, are selected for their genuine understanding of, and love for, young children. The staff is supplemented by teacher assistants who provide the added support and care necessary to ensure a quality program."
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  • Montclair
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    6.1 miles
    65 Chestnut Street
    Montclair, NJ 07042
    (973)783-4955
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    201
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    Grades: NS-8 | 223 students
    2.3 miles
    52 Great Hills Road
    Short Hills, NJ 07078
    (973)379-3442
    2.3 NS-8
    223
  • Bloomfield
    Grades: PK-8 | 184 students
    7.8 miles
    1350 Broad Street
    Bloomfield, NJ 07003
    (973)338-9646
    7.8 PK-8
    184
  • Short Hills
    Grades: K-5 | 287 students
    3 miles
    50 Country Day Dr
    Short Hills, NJ 07078
    (973)379-4550
    3 K-5
    287
  • Livingston
    Grades: 6-12 | 599 students
    2.3 miles
    91 South Orange Avenue
    Livingston, NJ 07039
    (973)992-7000
    2.3 6-12
    599

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