The Aquinas Institute of Rochester

  • 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.

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 Students781 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
28%
State avg.: 29%
Students by GradeThe Aquinas Institute of Rochester Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
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 Clu
Show me:
People Also ViewedPeople Also Viewed Nearby SchoolsNearby Schools
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Rochester
    Grades: 7-12 | 418 students
    3.2 miles
    125 Kings Hwy S
    Rochester, NY 14617
    (585)342-4000
    3.27-12
    418
  • Rochester
    Grades: PK-6 | 292 students
    0.5 miles
    1001 Lake Ave
    Rochester, NY 14613
    (585)458-3786
    0.5PK-6
    292
  • Tonawanda
    Grades: 9-12 | 267 students
    63.1 miles
    39 Ohara Rd
    Tonawanda, NY 14150
    (716)695-2600
    63.19-12
    267
  • Penfield
    Grades: PK-12
    9.1 miles
    2070 Five Mile Line Road
    Penfield, NY 14526
    (585)387-3770
    9.1PK-12
    n/a
  • Rochester
    Grades: K-12 | 265 students
    3.3 miles
    332 Spencerport Rd
    Rochester, NY 14606
    (585)429-5530
    3.3K-12
    265

School Reviews

Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Endorse this school:
Recent Articles
January 19, 2018
Depending on their family circumstances, our Presidents received a wide range of primary and secondary schooling.
January 19, 2018
A fascinating look at where our first Presidents went to school.
January 18, 2018
From time to time we all wonder how things might have turned out if circumstances and situations had been different. We apply that questioning to private schools.
Request Information
I am a:      
Email:
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Middle name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
     
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
        
Applying for financial aid?:
        
Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.:
Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone:
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Rochester, NY is $6,022 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Rochester, NY is 89% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).