Aquinas Academy of Pittsburgh

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

A Preschool - Grade 12 Private Catholic School

Aquinas Academy Parents’ Association (AAPA)

The AAPA is the primary means by which parents are involved with the Academy, providing many committee opportunities for parent participation as well as coordinating large fundraising efforts to support major projects on campus. By supporting the school through volunteering time and talent, parents also get to know other parents. All parents/guardians of Aquinas Academy students are automatically a member of the association.

Current Events 2017-18

New K-8 Families Orientation– Monday, Aug. 21

All new K-8 families and their host families are invited to gather for an Ice Cream Social on Monday, August 21st, followed by an Orientation/Welcome Meeting.


Ice Cream Social: Rhodora J. Donahue Building
Meeting: Room 515 of the high school building.

Childcare will be provided in the Kindergarten building during the meeting time.

“Caught in the Middle”– Wednesday, Aug. 23

Middle school parents are invited join us for “Caught in the Middle: How to Help Your Child Navigate the Middle School Years.” Come hear what to expect during the middle school years.


High School Orientation Evening– Friday, Aug. 25

High School Orientation evening for all new incoming high school students and their parents is on Friday, August 25th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm and will include dinner. We look forward to gathering together prior to the first day of school to greet the new Upper School students and their parents. Orientation will be followed by a fun social event for the entire high school student body.


AAPA 2017-18 Co-Chairs

  • Tina Rossi and Jennifer Dingle – Lower School
  • Vanessa Harrison – Middle School
  • Laurie Lynch and Carol Scherer – Upper School

AAPA Meetings

  • Oct. 2, 2017
    First A.A.P.A. Meeting of the year
    Time TBA
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