About AQ

President's Welcome

About AQ

President's Welcome

Dear Friends and Members of the Aquinas Community:

Welcome to The Aquinas Institute, a college preparatory co-educational school inspiring students in grades 6 – 12 to learn, grow and lead. We educate our students in the Catholic Tradition of the Congregation of Saint Basil (“Basilian”) drawing from Psalm 119, the principles of Goodness, Discipline and Knowledge. Since 1902, over 19,000 students have graduated from Aquinas. Together with our partners, the Sisters of Saint Joseph and their Pre-K - Grade 6 Nazareth Elementary School, we have the largest and only Pre-K - Grade 12 Catholic school system in Rochester.

More than ever, the world needs institutions like Aquinas Institute, which challenge young men and women to become future leaders and responsible members of our local communities and our global society. We are committed to developing people of faith, integrity, character and leadership. At Aquinas Institute our faculty and staff are devoted to the success of each child with a focus on these key areas:

*Academic Excellence - strong academic rigor preparing each student for college with critical thinking skills and a desire for life-long learning.

*Character Development - Christian values and an attitude of doing the right thing, “especially when no one else is looking.”

*Creating Model Citizens of the Future - service, leadership, making an impact on the world as the “Salt and Light” we are called to be for each other.

Every year at graduation, families approach me and state Aquinas is a real family experience. At Aquinas, relationships with faculty and friends are gifts that last a lifetime. Students can always find something they would like to be involved with here whether it is dance, art, music, clubs or competing as a member of our individual and athletic team programs.

The resources and facilities at Aquinas offer students state-of-the-art education in a traditional and historical setting. With over $20 million in facility improvements since 2003, including the latest in computer technology, a new fine arts center, library and a new athletic complex, the campus at Aquinas has been modernized to enhance our students’ experience.

I invite you to learn more about Aquinas Institute by reviewing our strategic plan, Proud of our Past, Focused on our Future.

Michael R. Daley, '79

(Mr. Daley achieved his BS Degree from the University of Dayton majoring in Accounting and an MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Aquinas in 2002, Mr. Daley was the Chief Financial Officer of two Public Telecommunication companies headquartered in Rochester, New York)
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