Aquinas Academy of Pittsburgh

Southwestern PA’s only Preschool through Grade 12 Private Catholic School

A Preschool - Grade 12 Private Catholic School

Mon., 04/24/17 is Block Day 6

Tuition and Fees


Enrollment Fee

Aquinas Academy requires all new students to pay a non-refundable enrollment fee and returning students to pay an annual re-enrollment fee. This fee is used to cover the cost of registration, books and supplies for each student. One half of the enrollment fee is payable with the enrollment agreement. The balance is due with your tuition payment. Enrollment forms and fees for returning students should be submitted no later than Saturday, April 1, 2017.

New Student$500$250 due with enrollment agreement
Returning Student$300 if received by April 1, 2017$150 due with enrollment agreement
Returning Student$350 if received after April 1, 2017$175 due with enrollment agreement

Enrollment Fee does not apply to preschool.


Tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year is as follows:

Upper School (Grades 9-12)$10,978
Middle School (Grades 6-8)$9,257
Lower School (Grades 1-5)$7,244
Full Day Kindergarten$6,502
Half-Day Kindergarten$4,397
Pre-K Plus$2,500
Pre School- 4 year old$1,500
Pre School- 3 year old$1,150

Family Tuition Cap — No family will be obliged to pay more than $34,330 in tuition.

Activities Fee

At the beginning of the school year, there is a one time, non-refundable activities fee to cover the cost of educational field trips, in-school celebrations, and team activities. For the 2017-2018 school year, the fee is $50 for the lower school and $75 for the middle and upper school.

Payment of Tuition

Aquinas Academy will offer several payment options in the 2017-2018 academic year.

Tuition may be paid in one of the following ways:

  • One installment due August 15, 2017.
  • 1/2 of total tuition charges paid by August 15, 2017, with remaining 1/2 due by January 15, 2018.
  • By using the FACTS Tuition Management Program where tuition payments are made automatically from either your checking or savings accounts monthly. There is a $43 fee per family. » Sign Up Now

Failure to pay tuition when due will render the student ineligible to attend the Academy. In cases where tuition and other charges are past due, the Academy is authorized to withhold reports to parents and/or transcripts to other schools or colleges.

Refund of Tuition

The dismissal or withdrawal of a student during an academic year will not release the obligation of the parent or guardian for that school year’s tuition charges.

Financial Aid

Aquinas Families are eligible to apply for tuition assistance through the Bishop’s Fund administered by the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Applying through the Diocese is a required pre-requisite for participation in the financial aid program offered at Aquinas. The application deadline for the Diocese is March 15, 2017. Diocesan PSAS aid forms and instructions should be available online soon. Need based scholarships are available through the financial aid program at Aquinas for qualifying students enrolled in grades K-12. The deadline for filing for this financial aid program is April 14, 2017. » Apply Now. Please contact Aquinas Academy’s business manager Sue Leonard for assistance.


Aquinas Academy is pleased to offer several scholarship opportunities for incoming high school freshmen. View our full list of scholarships.

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