Aquinas Institute

The Aquinas Institute is a co-educational Catholic school in Rochester, New York established in 1902. Although the Aquinas Institute was founded as an all-male high school, it opened to female students in 1982. It is located within City of Rochester. It has stood at its current location on Dewey Avenue since 1925. Over 18,000 have graduated since the school opening.

Aquinas Institute of Rochester
The Aquinas Institute Logo.jpg
1127 Dewey Avenue

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United States
Coordinates43°11′15″N 77°38′23″W / 43.18750°N 77.63972°W / 43.18750; -77.63972Coordinates: 43°11′15″N 77°38′23″W / 43.18750°N 77.63972°W / 43.18750; -77.63972
TypePrivate, Coeducational
MottoCredo Quid Quid Dixit Dei Filius.
(I believe whatever the son of God has said)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic, Basilian
PresidentDr. Anthony Cook
PrincipalTheodore Mancini '88
Average class size25
Student to teacher ratio15:1
Color(s)Maroon and White         
MascotLi'l Irish
RivalMcQuaid Jesuit High School
AccreditationMiddle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
NewspaperMaroon & White
Endowment~$22 Million
Tuition$10,300 (Grades 9-11); $7,600 (Grades 6-8)
Aquinas Institute
Aquinas Institute is located in New York
Aquinas Institute
Aquinas Institute is located in the United States
Aquinas Institute
Location1127 Dewey Ave., Rochester, New York
Area13 acres (5.3 ha)
ArchitectWarner, J. Foster
Architectural styleLate 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Other, Italian Renaissance
NRHP reference #89000464[3]
Added to NRHPJune 8, 1989

Buildings on campusEdit

The main school building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Wegman - Napier Building, an extension of the main school building, houses science labs for biology and chemistry classes, as well as a renovated gym. Aquinas' biology labs were refurbished in 2007, and a 30,000 sq ft (2,800 m2) field house was built in 2008.

Aquinas constructed an on-campus stadium in 2005, known under sponsorship naming rights as the Wegmans Sports Complex. The new stadium was built twenty years after its previous football stadium, Holleder Memorial Stadium, was demolished in 1985.

Notable alumniEdit


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