Aquinas Catholic Community School

Aquinas Catholic Community School is a highly rated school accredited by the state of Indiana as well as the Advanced Ed Corporation.
We provide a Catholic education of the highest quality within a safe and nurturing environment, and we`ve been doing it for over half a century! We seek to engage children both intellectually and spiritually, putting them on the path to College and Heaven.Our students are the future leaders of our community.
We offer them an extraordinary education rooted in Gospel values, preparing them with the knowledge and skills necessary to serve their community and the world with love, integrity, and passion.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 188 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,580
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Aquinas Catholic Community School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Indiana for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
ENL, ADD, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Speech
Year Founded
1966
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Cost Notes
Summer school is free for students who qualify.

Student Body

Total Students
188 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
65%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade
Aquinas Catholic Community School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
30%
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Gray pants, white or green dress shirt or polo, jumpers/skirts, dress shoes)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Registration Fee and Book/Technology Fee apply after acceptance.
% on Financial Aid
88%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$5,200
Admissions Director
Lisa Gutierrez
Admissions Associate
Jennifer Marcheschi

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Spelling Bee, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Girls on the Run

School Notes

  • ACCS is open to all learners. Student must exhibit a desire to do well, work hard and have full parent support. 
Profile last updated: 01/26/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (15 reviews)
5  
This school is amazing. My son feels safe in a learning environment. You will always be greeted with a smile when visiting the school. The education pushes the students to reach their potential. I recommend it.
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5  
Amazing principal, teachers and staff. My child is learning so much academically and is growing spiritually.
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I absolutely love this school. Staff is very patient with students. First priority is the students. My children have attended this school for two years and they love it. The school principal Mrs. Gutierrez is awesome with the children.
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5  
ACCS is a great school. My children are anxious to wake in the morning to attend school. The smaller classroom are perfect.
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5  
Aquinas school is a a wonderful school with great staff. It provides a family orientated atmosphere. Small class rooms sizes and with a rigorous curriculum are just a few good things about this. My 2nd grader loves this school.
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5  
Aquinas Catholic Community School is an amazing school with a loving family-like community. They are so hands-on with the students. My kid's love the school and they don't want to go anywhere else. I recommend this school. They changed my kids for good.
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5  
Aquinas Catholic is great. The school is very family oriented and really brings people together as a community. I love the education my child is able to receive attending Aquinas.
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5  
Aquinas is a very good school and I wish I would've enrolled my child years ago! The staff is fantastic and they were just the blessing we needed. My son is in his second year here, and I love the scholar he has become! I'm excited for my preschooler to join this fall! The teachers are fabulous and they actually LOVE to teach! The principle and VP lead with honor, integrity, and love. We are like family members and we stick together and keep our children and each other uplifted.
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5  
Aquinas is a very good school and I wish I would've enrolled my child years ago! The staff is fantastic and they were just the blessing we needed. My son is in his second year here, and I love the scholar he has become! I'm excited for my preschooler to join this fall! The teachers are fabulous and they actually LOVE to teach! The principle and VP lead with honor, integrity, and love. We are like family members and we stick together and keep our children and each other uplifted.
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5  
The teachers and staff are amazing. They are really focused on helping our children succeed. We all treat each other like family. The curriculum keeps the children on their toes. They are learning new things every day!
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5  
Love this school! The principal and staff really care about the students and push them to do their best.
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5  
We have been part of this small and loving community for 7 years now. The compassion and support that we have received is beyond measure. I know my child is receiving an excelled education, as well as the religious foundation to anchor her always. #TornadoProud
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5  
Aquinas is not just a school. It is more like family. The care they show our children means so much. They are so very supportive through everything. No one is alone in this family!
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5  
Long time Aquinas family. My kids now 8th graders have been there since 2nd grade and I could not be happier with their education. The school does follow Catholic values and the kids attend mass. They are also taught religion and are able to make their sacraments through the school. Their education curriculum seems to be far more advanced than public school. They have been doing some E-learning for 2 years before Pandemic, so the adjustment for my kids was not hard. The teachers, staff and principal are on constant communication with the students and the families, even after hours and weekends. In the summer, they do have to do IXL lessons which helps them Keep their learning fresh for the new school year. They give kids incentives to complete their summer assignments, which keeps them engaged and motivated. The staff is amazing! Mrs. Wilson always goes above and beyond. The teachers and principal, Mrs Gutierrez, are wonderful. They truly do care about their students and their families. They go above and beyond to help families in need. They have the uniform exchange program, many fundraisers to help with fair share, and help with additional tuition aid when needed. Many families were struggling with the tuition when the pandemic hit and Mrs. Gutierrez went above and beyond to help us. The school is small and so are the classes, which is nice because the teachers are able to help kids that need additional help. They are willing to help students before and after school with assignment questions and concerns. They have different activities throughout the year where families can meet and mingle such as the meet and greet, father and daughter dance, Christmas parties, you name it. Not to mention they have sports. My kids have done them all for both boy's and girls, and other parents are always willing to help with pick and drop-offs. It is truly a small community you'd want to be a part of. Proud to be a Tornado!
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5  
First year with Aquinas and I am impressed even due to COVID. They are very involved and still trying to incorporate as much activities and community events as possible! Highly recommend.. My daughter loves her teacher.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 188 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,580
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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