The Aquinas Institute of Rochester is a Catholic, private, college preparatory, co-educational school educating in the Basilian tradition.
Our mission is to teach all students goodness, discipline, and knowledge, supported through gospel values, within a comprehensive curricular and co-curricular program that will prepare them to be responsible and caring citizens.
At Aquinas, our goal is to offer our students a well-rounded education, with the latest in educational technology.
We believe that their education extends beyond the classroom, to all aspects of their lives.
The resources and facilities at Aquinas offer students state-of-the-art technology in a traditional and historical setting.
With the latest in computer technology, a new fine art center and a new athletic complex, the campus at Aquinas is ever-changing to meet our students' needs.
Aquinas students are offered numerous opportunities to grow educationally, socially and spiritually. Aquinas graduates are prepared for college and beyond.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 726 students
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Aquinas Institute ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for:

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1902

Student Body

Total Students
726 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
34%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
Aquinas Institute Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
65 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
25 students
Number of AP Courses
22 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Advanced Choir, Advanced French - Dual Credit, Advanced Health - Dual Credit, Advanced Spanish Level 1 - Dual Credit, Advanced Spanish Level 2 - Dual Credit, AP American Government and Politics, AP American History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP English Literature, AP Language and Composition, AP Macroeconomics, AP Physics 1, AP Psychology, AP Statistics, AP World History, Criminal Justice I - Dual Credit, Entrepreneurship - Dual Credit, Fundamentals of Law - Dual Credit, Pre-Calculus Honors, Smart Money Decision Making - Dual Credit
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
26 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Arete - High School Yearbook, Big Brother/Big Sister, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), DECA, Game Club, Le Cercle Francais, Maroon & White Newspaper, Masterminds, Mathletes, Middle School Student Government, Middle School Yearbook, National Honor Society (NHS), SSJ Women's Leadership Program, Student Council, Student Recruitment

Arts and Music Programs:
AQ Dance, AQ Dance Company, AQ Theatre, AQ TV/Morning Update, Band, Catawumpus Improv Group, Choir, Costume Crew, Stage/Tech Crew

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Quidditch Club, Ski Club

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 726 students
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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