Aquinas Academy is one of the great success stories in independent Catholic education.
Since its founding in 1996 as a college preparatory school for students in grades PreK-12, Aquinas has emerged as a recognized leader in academic excellence and character formation.Our graduates are being recruited by some of the nation`s top colleges and universities.
Our students` performance on standardized achievements tests ranks Aquinas among the very top schools nationwide, public or private.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 478 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $1,450
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Apr. 1 / Aug. 20 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Aquinas Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded
1996

Student Body

Total Students
478 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
2%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
Aquinas Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
9 courses
Advanced Courses
AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP English Literature, AP European History, AP Latin, AP Physics Level C, AP Statistics, AP United States Government, AP United States History
Average SAT score
1282
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Apr. 1 / Aug. 20 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$1,450; preschool 3-year-olds $1,800; preschool 4-year-olds $4,625; half-day kindergarten $6,800; full-day kindergarten $7,775; lower school $9,900; middle school $12,125; high school
% on Financial Aid
20%
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Mr. Joe Austin
Admissions Associate
Mr. Michael Burchill

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
25 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Field Trips, High School Prefect Leadership Program, Honeybees, MATHCOUNTS, Peer Tutoring, Photography Club, PJAS, Pro Life Club Vivat Vita, Retreats, Robotics Teams, SAT Prep, School Newspaper, Speech and Debate Team, Spirit Club, Student Government Association, Summer Camps, Themed Dances, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Chapel Choir, High School Drama Production, Literary Magazine, Middle school band, Middle School Drama Production, Shakespeare scene/monologue competition

School Notes

  • Aquinas Academy, Pre-K through 12th grade, is ranked among the top independent schools in Pennsylvania.   Niche.com also ranked the upper school as the #1 Catholic High School in Pennsylvania.  
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Aquinas Academy cost?

Aquinas Academy's tuition is approximately $1,450 for private students.

What is the acceptance rate of Aquinas Academy?

The acceptance rate of Aquinas Academy is 95%, which is higher than the national average of 86%.

What sports does Aquinas Academy offer?

Aquinas Academy offers 11 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball.

What is Aquinas Academy's ranking?

Aquinas Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for: Least expensive tuition, Largest student body and Most extracurriculars offered.

When is the application deadline for Aquinas Academy?

The application deadline for Aquinas Academy is Apr. 1 / Aug. 20 / rolling (applications are due on Apr. 1 / Aug. 20 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 478 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $1,450
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Apr. 1 / Aug. 20 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Allegheny County, PA is $9,746 for elementary schools and $14,753 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Allegheny County, PA is 93% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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