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A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    A+
Aquinas Institute is a highly rated, private, Catholic school located in Rochester, NY. It has 774 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. Tuition is $9,725 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 80% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
1127 Dewey Ave.
Rochester, NY 14613
Telephone
(585) 254-2020
Organization Memberships
NCEA

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$9,725
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

Aquinas Institute Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1140
97 responses
Average ACT
26
18 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 65 responses
Report
  • Football games
    23%
  • Spirit Week
    20%
  • Homecoming
    14%
  • Ball
    11%
  • Prom
    9%
  • Singing the Alma Mater as a school at assemblies.
    9%
  • Mission Bouts
    8%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
774
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Poll
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
Poll
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
Poll
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    C+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$31,684
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$779
National
$949
Median Home Value
$77,800
National
$184,700
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Aquinas Institute Reviews

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My high school career at Aquinas is an experience I'll remember for a lifetime. I'm involved in many activities and clubs at school. I participate in choir, band, theatre, and women's leadership. I've been the editor for the school newspaper for two years. I've also been inducted into National Honors Society and have taken two AP courses so far (AP World History and AP Composition). This year, I started a student directed women's a cappella group and am currently the resident music director. These experiences have taught me how to be a good leader as well as work together in a successful group setting. All of these activities are balanced on top of academics, which is very important at Aquinas. Since coming to Aquinas, my average has been over 95%, putting me into Aquinas' St. Thomas Club, for success in school work. I am thankful for my time at Aquinas and I believe it has prepared me in numerous ways for my future in college and beyond.
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Aquinas was a place where I could go where I knew I would get a quality education. Things were not perfect but the administration tried to fix the errors in the system there, acedemically and socially. I was apart of the minority at the school, and sometimes it felt like there was a divide and I definitely encourage for the coming years they should have a more diverse faculty and administration. Also I think there should be some shifts in the people in power at the school. Overall it was a better education than I would get at a city school, and I think they helped to be ready for college.
Aquinas is equal parts education and family! At Aquinas, you can turn to anyone to help you with anything. Whether you're having a bad day, or need help with your math homework, there is always someone there to help you.