Aquinas Institute

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other school association(s)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1902

Student Body

Total Students726 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
34%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Aquinas Institute Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers65 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size25 students
Number of AP Courses22 courses
Advanced CoursesAdvanced 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

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

Sports

Total Sports Offered17 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Boxing, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBaseballBasketball,
BowlingBoxing,
CheeringCross Country,
DanceFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Winter Track

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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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Rochester
    Grades: 6-12 | 277 students
    3.2 miles
    125 Kings Hwy S
    Rochester, NY 14617
    (585) 342-4000
    3.2 6-12
    277
  • Rochester
    Grades: PK-12 | 500 students
    6.5 miles
    1981 Clover Street
    Rochester, NY 14618
    (585) 442-1770
    6.5 PK-12
    500
  • Rochester
    Grades: PK-6 | 116 students
    0.5 miles
    311 Flower City Park
    Rochester, NY 14615
    (585) 458-3786
    0.5 PK-6
    116
  • Rochester
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    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 6-12 | 799 students
    5.7 miles
    1437 Blossom Road
    Rochester, NY 14610
    (585) 288-7120
    5.7 6-12
    799
  • Rochester
    Grades: NS-12 | 420 students
    6.9 miles
    519 Allens Creek Road
    Rochester, NY 14618
    (585) 381-4560
    6.9 NS-12
    420

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