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Aquinas Institute of Rochester
Credo Quid Quid Dixit Dei Filius.
I believe whatever the son of God has said
1127 Dewey Avenue
Rochester, New York, (Monroe County), 14613
United States
Coordinates 43°11′15″N 77°38′23″W / 43.18750°N 77.63972°W / 43.18750; -77.63972
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic, Basilian
Established 1902
President Dr. Anthony Cook
Principal Theodore Mancini '88
Staff 51
Faculty 68
Grades 6-12
Average class size 25
Student to teacher ratio 15:1
Color(s) Maroon and White         
Mascot Li'l Irish
Rival McQuaid Jesuit High School
Accreditation(s) Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
Average SAT scores 1189 (combined)
Average ACT scores 23.6
Newspaper Maroon & White
Yearbook Arete
Endowment ~$22 Million
Tuition $10,300 (Grades 9-11); $7,600 (Grades 6-8)
Alumni 19,000+

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.

Buildings on campus

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 alumni

  • Robert Agostinelli, chairman and co founder of Rhone Group.
  • Chris Bostick, professional baseball player
  • Dick Buerkle, former world record holder in the Indoor 1 mile
  • Robert Duffy, former New York Lieutenant Governor and former mayor and police chief of Rochester, New York
  • Brian Gionta, professional hockey player
  • Frank Judge, Editor & publisher, poet, translator, educator and arts administrator
  • Don Holleder, West Point football star and Vietnam War hero
  • Nicholas Kehoe, President of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation
  • Kevin McMahan, professional football player
  • Donald Mark, New York Supreme Court Justice
  • John Porcari, deputy secretary of transportation
  • Thomas Rosica, CSB, Roman Catholic priest and CEO of Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation
  • Robert Wegman, former CEO of Wegmans Food Markets
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