Aquinas Academy

  • 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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded1996

Student Body

Total Students373 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
1%
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeAquinas Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size18 students
Number of AP Courses9 courses
Advanced CoursesAP Calculus AB, AP English Literature, AP European History, AP Physics Level C, AP Statistics, AP United States Government, AP United States History
Average SAT score1360
Average ACT score27
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineApr. 1 / Aug. 20 / rolling
Tuition Notes$8,900; middle school $10,455; high school
% on Financial Aid
15%
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMr. Juan Mata
Admissions AssociateMr. Michael Burchill

Sports

Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Ultimate FrisbeeBasketballCross Country,
FencingField Hockey,
FootballLacrosse,
SoccerUltimate Frisbee,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Honeybees, MATHCOUNTS, Pro Life Club Vivat Vita, School Newspaper, Student Government Association, 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.  

Profile last updated: 04/02/2016

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