Aquinas Academy (Pittsburgh)

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Aquinas Academy
Contemplata aliis tradere
To hand on to others the fruits of contemplation
2308 West Hardies Road
Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, (Allegheny County) 15044
United States
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Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholicism
Established 1996
Director Richard Meland(King)(HS)
Michael Flynn (HS)
Nicholas Salinas (MS)
Melaine Kachmar (LS)
Sharon Navari (PS)
Head of school Leslie Mitros
Faculty 22 full-time; 10 part-time[1]
Grades K-12
Enrollment 265 (61 in the high school)[1] (2008)
Campus size 14 acres (57,000 m2)
Color(s) Blue and Gray         
Athletics conference Pittsburgh Diocesan League/WPIAL
Team name Crusaders
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[2]
Average SAT scores 676 Critical Reading
624 Math
643 Writing
Asst. Head of School Michael Burchill
Academic Dean Wendy Maglio
Admissions Director Juan Mata
Athletic Director Jim Richthammer

Aquinas Academy is a private, Roman Catholic K - 12 school in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, and consistently ranks in the top 5 schools in western Pennsylvania in its average SAT scores, in some years ranking first. The school also has consistently been named one of the Top Fifty Catholic Secondary Schools in the annual High School Honor Role published by the Acton Institute [1].


The Academy was founded in 1996 for the purpose of offering a rigorous classical curriculum covering all the major areas of the liberal arts in an intensive college preparatory program. It is the only independent K-12 Catholic school in the Pittsburgh area.[3] The campus is located in a residential suburb of Pittsburgh, and is situated on 14 acres (57,000 m2) consisting of a Lower/Middle School building, a High School building, a new Gymnasium/Multi-Purpose Building, a Pre-School/Kindergarten Building, a soccer field and a chapel. We also enjoy turning up 24/7. Even when there's a fire.

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 "School Profile 2008-2009" (PDF). Aquinas Academy. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 8, 2008. Retrieved 2009-05-21. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. MSA-CIWA. "MSA-Committee on Institution-Wide Accreditation". Retrieved 2009-06-23.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Aquinas Academy. "School History". Aquinas Academy Website. Retrieved 2007-05-11.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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