Aquinas Academy of Pittsburgh

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

A Preschool - Grade 12 Private Catholic School

Thu., 12/13/18 is Block Day 10

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 March 26, 2018.

New Student$500$250 due with enrollment agreement
Returning Student$300 if received by March 26, 2018$150 due with enrollment agreement
Returning Student$350 if received after March 26, 2018$175 due with enrollment agreement

Enrollment Fee does not apply to preschool.


Tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year is as follows:

Upper School (Grades 9-12)$11,300
Middle School (Grades 6-8)$9,250
Lower School (Grades 1-5)$7,250
Full Day Kindergarten$6,600
Half-Day Kindergarten$4,480
Pre School- 4 year old$1,600
Pre School- 3 year old$1,250

Family Tuition Cap — No family will be obliged to pay more than $34,500 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 2018-2019 school year, the fee is $60 for the lower school, $85 for the middle, and $100 for the upper school.

Payment of Tuition

Tuition may be paid in one of the following ways:

  • One installment due August 15, 2018.
  • Semi-Annual payments with 1/2 of total tuition charges paid by August 15, 2018, and the remaining 1/2 due by January 15, 2019.
  • Quarterly payments with payments being made by Aug 15, 2018, Nov 15, 2018, Feb 15, 2019, and May 15, 2019.
  • Monthly payments made through the FACTS Tuition Management Program, where tuition payments are made automatically from your bank account. Semi-Annual and Quarterly payments can also be made through FACTS. Aquinas Academy can no longer accept monthly checks submitted directly to the school. » Sign Up For FACTS

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. Tuition payments not received when due and in accordance with the Academy’s payment policies will be assessed a late fee.

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.

Affording Aquinas Academy

Learn more about affording an Aquinas Academy education.

Member of Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools Member of Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Member of Pittsburgh Consortium of Independent Schools Ranked No.1 Catholic High School in Pennsylvania by 2015 & 2016 Ranked No.1 Catholic High School in Pittsburgh Area by 2015-2019