Aquinas Academy is an elite, private, Catholic school located in Gibsonia, PA. It has 359 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 9 to 1. Tuition is $10,455 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 99% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
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- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
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- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
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Aquinas Academy Reviews
Apart from a tough workload to prepare for college, the Faith is Aquinas' core. Optional daily Mass and weekly Confession show faith is present. Religion class is required, but this is a Catholic school, and God should be at the heart of it. Sports are a huge part of our interests and Aquinas has many WPIAL sports! Teachers care about us, taking time from the school day and after to help us understand the material. Pushing all of us to do our best, they teach that a good education is more important than grades. In religion class, truth is taught to be objective, and they don't change truths to appease those who disagree with the Church's teachings. Aquinas and its teachers do have their faults, but they can and do strive to improve. (The noted negative part of Aquinas' atmosphere comes from some students losing sight of what's important and putting our own laziness above the required hard work; it's not Aquinas' fault.) Great school: fun, virtuous, helpful. Visit us any time!
The education is second to none and is always centered around the Catholic faith. Faith education begins right from the start - learning prayers, reading children's catechism, attending daily mass, and frequent opportunities for reconciliation. This carries on throughout middle school and high school, where there was a beautiful marriage between the theology classes and philosophy classes that I think is fairly unique to Aquinas; they make certain that their students don't just know what the Catholic church teaches, but why it teaches what it does, backing up faith with reason. The teachers challenge their students, but are always more than willing to help when needed, even if it means taking extra time out of their busy days to sit with students during study halls, or even staying after school hours. After graduating, I found that I had been very well prepared for college, and I know that this is the general consensus among the students that I graduated with.
It is a very enriching experience each student receives in the school. I have attended other schools throughout my academic career and Aquinas Academy is by far the best! Each student receives individualized attention, and assistance. The teachers truly care about the students success, morals, and academics. When there is any concern with a student, the student and parents are informed, immediately. Attending Aquinas truly turned me into a more faith-filled individual, and altered many of my personal moral and political views for the better. If you are willing to learn about the Catholic faith in depth, then I recommend another school. Ethics are discussed in light of Catholic faith, and some may have contradictions. Having the opportunity to attend mass everyday helps me reflect on my lifestyle, choices, and ways I can improve myself. I strongly believe every child in the greater Pittsburgh area should shadow to see what their life could become.