School Details

Aquinas High School

2772 Sterling Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92404
(909) 886-4659
NR

(out of 10)

Private Grades 9-12 408 students 11 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

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About this school

Aquinas High School is a private high school in San Bernardino. The principal of Aquinas High School is Dr. Jim Brennan and can be contacted at mbrennan@aquinashs.net. 408 children attend Aquinas High School and identify mostly as Asian/Pacific Islander, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and Hispanic. The student to teacher ratio at Aquinas High School is 11:1. Crown Ridge Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 5% %
Hispanic 47% %
Asian 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 3% %
White, non-Hispanic 24% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% %
Multiracial 12% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    This school is a joke! Do not waste your children's academics and your money on this terrible school. The faculty is a joke they are incompetent when it comes to organization. The children are terrible in the school and there is nothing but drama in the school. Don't waste your time on this overpriced uneducating school. My daughter left here because the school was so terrible the kids were so terrible and bullying bad and the faculty was even worse. She then moved to a public school that has very high student academic success scores and was so behind the first few months from Aquinas' lack of education. The school doesn't focus on your kids education they focus on how much their pocketing from you. It's a joke don't waste your money. I would rate this 0 stars if I could. The parents are also over involved when it comes to their kids and sports. Doing whatever they can to make their kid the sports star.

  • (1 year ago)

    Administration is very slow and incompetent. The secretaries are very rude and easily stressed right when you step in the office. Especially the attendance office. They are very forgetful and irritable.

  • (1 year ago)

    they're focused on students as a whole person but more as academic 1st good citizen 2nd sports 3rd. I have had other kids in public school & I laugh @ what they call drama or problems here & never mind everybody cares here & most every kid goes to a real college...

  • (3 years ago)

    I attend Aquinas and it is an alright school not the best academic wise sports wise or teacher wise. However it is a very close knit community making it very safe for everyone. There are virtually no fights and no bad substances but a lot of drama between students. If your child does not play sports does not do a lot of extra curricular activities or have very good grades then Aquinas might just save them from not attending college. Then Aquinas is for your child. Sadly if your child does excel in most of these areas Aquinas will just weigh them down and limit their potential mostly because of the quality as SOME teachers and their veiws on how school life should be run.

  • (4 years ago)

    Aquinas is hands down the best college prep education in San Bernardino. The students expect to go to college and counseling is geared toward making sure that all the necessary requirements are met. In response to some of the earlier posts Aquinas offers drama instrumental music and art programs. Athletics include football volleyball tennis cross country basketball soccer wrestling baseball softball track & field and swimming. For a small school that's a lot. In addition there are a number of different clubs on campus from Fishing to the Key Club. I am a proud Aquinas Alumnus and Aquinas parent!

  • (5 years ago)

    wonderful academics great class size more than 95% go to college. I went there for high school and it is ten times better now. The only draw back is the worship of the foorball team by falculty and players. The children are focused on college and good grades. All races are respected and the christian enviroment is not intrusive but lends to a community feeling for the students. I have one that had graduated there and two attending and two more to attend.

  • (7 years ago)

    The teachers are what immpressed me they are higly trained and the education is outstanding classes are small and students are able to recieve individual attention if needed

  • (7 years ago)

    This school does an great job of providing an excellent place for developing the whole person and preparing young people for college. The faculty cares about each and every one of those kids. There's plenty of sports opportunities clubs etc. Responsibility character and integrity are grown here.

  • (9 years ago)

    I agree with the other parents review about not being fooled because its a private school. The eduacation is alot better then some of the public schools but it's not the best. For the money that you spend there you don't have alot offered. As you can tell I was not happy with this school that is why my child doesn't go there anymore.

  • (9 years ago)

    Excellent college preparatory private school! Most teachers are well expereinced but a few are green and don't last. Much better alternative to the local public schools which fail to challenge or prepare students adequately for college. It would be nice if there were more extracurricular activities offered e.g. band but the school is small and unable to support all activities you may find at a public school. The major sports are represented at least. Academic counselors may not be equipped as well to identify students who need assistance or need and extra push to get to college. Don't be fooled though just becuasue it is a private catholic school. Many students get into the same trouble as public school kids but are better at hiding it.

  • (11 years ago)

    Exceptional teacher devotion to the students. A small enough school where everyone knows and looks out for everyone else. Student teacher ratio is around 20-1. Unheard of in California. For the last 3 years all graduates have gone to college. Examples are Georgetown Duke Boston University UCLA Notre Dame Berkely. This school has been great for my 2 kids.

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