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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!
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.
I owe Aquinas Academy so much of who I am today. The faculty strives each and every day to help the students grow in knowledge, and in character. Some reviews on this site criticize the school as being forceful with the Faith. I would strongly disagree with this statement. Rather, the school tries to guide those students toward the views the school, as a Catholic institution, maintains. This does not make Aquinas hypocritical or close-minded. However, it makes the school a strong community of believers in Christ, all striving to do the will of God each and every day. The academics are excellent. You will surely be prepared for any college's curriculum after graduating from Aquinas. If you work hard, taking the most rigorous classes and acing your standardized tests, every college will be made available to you at Aquinas, evidenced by our alums that have graduated from Yale, Cornell, Stanford, Notre Dame, Duke, etc.