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Welcome to AQ

Welcome to the Aquinas Institute of Rochester, where academic excellence meets a vibrant community rooted in Catholic values. As a premier private, Catholic, co-educational school, we are committed to nurturing the intellectual, spiritual, and personal growth of every student. Our dedicated faculty, innovative programs, and supportive environment empower students to achieve their full potential and become compassionate leaders.


With over 100 years of tradition, Aquinas has steadfastly upheld its motto: Teach me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge. Founded on the principles of the Basilian Fathers, our school has consistently provided a robust education that emphasizes moral integrity, academic excellence, and personal responsibility. This enduring legacy continues to inspire and guide our students as they prepare for college and life, embodying the values that have shaped generations of men and women.


Join us at AQ, where tradition and innovation come together to create a transformative educational experience for your child. Discover the difference of an Aquinas education—where students are College Prepared. Life Ready. When you become part of our school, you become a cherished member of our AQ Family, now and forever.