Aquinas Academy of Pittsburgh

Southwestern PA’s only Preschool through Grade 12 Private Catholic School

A Preschool - Grade 12 Private Catholic School

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Admissions Information

We are delighted that you are interested in learning more about Aquinas Academy. We look forward to getting to know you and to sharing with you all of the benefits of an Aquinas Academy traditional curriculum rooted in classic literature, Western history, ancient and modern languages, math, science, religion, and the arts.

Families interested in attending Aquinas Academy should visit the school before applying. We will provide you and your children with a guided tour, an opportunity to visit classes, and the chance to speak with Aquinas administrators, teachers, and students.

Schedule a Visit

Interested families are encouraged to register to attend the Admissions Open House on October 16, 2021 or February 5, 2021, and/or schedule a visit.

All eighth grade students are invited to experience Aquinas Academy High School as a Crusader for a Day on November 5, 2021. Register here.

If you are unable to attend these events, please contact Mr. Joseph Austin, Director of Admissions, at 724.444.0722 Ext:15, or by email to schedule a visit.

Admissions Open House

Preschool - Grade 12

Saturday, October 16 and Saturday, February 5

Aquinas Academy is pleased to offer Admissions Open Houses several times throughout the school year, enabling prospective families the opportunity for a closer look at what makes Aquinas Academy successful in independent Catholic education and the best value in private education.

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Crusader for a Day

Friday, November 5, 2021

Eighth grade students are invited to spend a shadow day at Aquinas Academy High School to experience being a “Crusader for a Day” on November 5, 2021. If you are interested in this opportunity to shadow an Aquinas Academy high school student throughout the school day, please register here.

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K–12 Admissions Process

In our admissions process, we evaluate student report cards and standardized test results from the last two years. Please submit the Academic Report Request to your current school. If previously home-schooled, then we evaluate your portfolio.

Aquinas Academy also requires two recommendations: a teacher recommendation and a personal recommendation.

We also ask that students spend a shadow day at Aquinas Academy, where they can sit in on classes, meet teachers and students, and have lunch on us! The day is usually from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM. There is even a special shadow day just for current 8th graders called Crusader for a Day.

An important element of the admissions process is a family interview at which parents and the prospective students meet with us to discuss their educational goals and the nature and mission of Aquinas Academy.

Preschool Admissions Process

For information about the PreSchool Admissions Process, please contact the main office at 724.444.0722.

Apply Online

Ready to apply? Apply online.

Preschool applicants should inquire at the office before applying.

High School Placement Test

Saturday, April 2, 2022

After a student is accepted into our high school, we ask all incoming students to take the High School Placement Test. If you have recently been accepted to the high school, please schedule an appointment to take the placement test by contacting Mr. Joseph Austin, Director of Admissions, at 724.444.0722 Ext:15, or by email.

Please know that we do not use this test to determine which students are admitted to Aquinas Academy. The placement test will simply be used to assist the course selection process. This test assesses general knowledge in the areas of reading, writing, mathematics, and logic. There is no need to prepare for the placement test outside of your normal daily schoolwork. We just ask that all students try to do their best!

Inquire

We would love to hear from you and answer your questions. For more information, please contact Mr. Joseph Austin, Director of Admissions, at 724.444.0722 Ext:15, or by email, or Online Form.

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