Aquinas Institute

1127 Dewey Avenue, Rochester, NY 14613
(585) 254-2020

(out of 10)

Private Grades 7-12 869 students 14 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

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About this school

Aquinas Institute is a private high school in Rochester. The principal of Aquinas Institute is Theodore N. Mancini and can be contacted at 869 students attend Aquinas Institute and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. The student to teacher ratio at Aquinas Institute is 14:1. Robert Brown School of Construction and Design is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 79% %
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 3% %
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 14% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Outstanding experience for both my boys and us as parents! An excellent choice for any student looking for commitment and passion from the staff and fellow students. Tradition values and hard work that cannot be matched by any other school system and it shows!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Sub par academics Weak leadership Toxic and negative culture Low state assessment scores Lack of vested teachers Administration who does not support faculty Preach gospel values but they do not follow them

  • (6 years ago)

    Aquinas is the most amazing school I've ever been to and I am so proud to say that I attend there. Aquinas has changed my entire life. I feel like I am finally being challenged unlike public schools which is way too easy. I would never want to be at any other school in the world. The teachers and staff are beyond amazing... they're caring helpful and truly care about your success. There is no question that I will be sending my kids here one day!

  • (11 years ago)

    Both the educational and athletic experience my son has had with this school has been outstanding. The teachers and coaches truly care about the success of the students. I don't believe my son could get a better education anywhere in the Rochester area.

  • (11 years ago)

    My child currently attends Aquinas and loves it. For the most part the staff are caring individuals who want the students to succeed and all work together as a team towards that goal. This school is harder than the public school my child attended previously in the Rochester area but it's a college prep school so we want it to be harder so our children succeed in college. College is hard and we don't want our children coasting through high school only to be slapped in the face with a tough college curriculum that they aren't prepared to handle because high school didn't prepare them for it.

  • (11 years ago)

    Too many cliques (as is the case with any high school) and too many advantages for athletes of important sports (i.e.- Football Basketball and hockey). But still would be my top choice to send my future son or daughter if I still resided in the Rochester area.

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