Aquinas Academy was founded in 1991 by a group of committed parents who wanted provide their children with an exceptional classical Catholic education.
As a private, independent K3 - 8th grade academy, Aquinas is governed by the Independent Scholastic Association, Inc. (ISA, Inc.). The ISA, Inc. consists of a group of lay Catholic business leaders who are passionate about making a difference for our children and society. Aquinas Academy is designated as a 501c3 non-profit and eligible contributions are tax deductible.
As evidenced by our outstanding standardized test scores (Iowa Test of Basic Skills) and the excellent performance of our graduates in academically rigorous high schools, Aquinas Academy ranks among the top 15% of all schools nationally.
CLASS SIZES AND PUPIL TO TEACHER RATIO
Aquinas class seizes generally range from 9 to 17 students with a few classes with higher or lower enrollment. Our pupil to teacher ratio of just over 7 to 1.
Over 129 students in K4 - 8th grades attend Aquinas and enrollment has grown at a rate of 9% annually since 2007 and 25% in 2019.
The academic year is comprised of 36 weeks and divided into trimesters. Report cards are sent home at the end of each trimester. Online grading provides immediate feedback on student progress.
Aquinas welcomes international students looking for an English immersion experience. Host family opportunities are available.
Busing is available for Germantown residents. Car pool options exist from virtually every community within a 30-mile radius.
Aquinas Academy admits students of any race, color, creed, or national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.
Aquinas Academy believes that athletics are an important part of a student's formation. Our athletic programs provide the opportunity to practice virtues of charity, obedience, honesty, discipline, graciousness, and humility. Healthy athletic participation also teaches teamwork, dedication and respect for authority.
HOLY MASS & SPIRITUAL FORMATION
Recognized as the source and summit of our spiritual lives, we attend Holy Mass no less than once a week as a school community. Everything else that we do begins with prayer and is part of our integrated spiritual formation.