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.

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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 Students478 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Aquinas Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses9 courses
Advanced CoursesAP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP English Literature, AP European History, AP Latin, AP Physics Level C, AP Statistics, AP United States Government, AP United States History
Average SAT score1264
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineApr. 1 / Aug. 20 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$1,400
Tuition Notes$1,400; preschool 3-year-olds $1,750; preschool 4-year-olds $4,560; half-day kindergarten $6,700; full-day kindergarten $7,620; lower school $9,720; middle school $11,875; high school
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMr. Joe Austin
Admissions AssociateMr. Michael Burchill


Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
FencingField Hockey,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


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. also ranked the upper school as the #1 Catholic High School in Pennsylvania.  

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The average private school tuition in Pennsylvania is $8,014 for elementary schools and $16,141 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).