Aquinas Academy of Pittsburgh

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

A Preschool - Grade 12 Private Catholic School

Welcome to the Alumni Page!

If you are an Aquinas Academy High School Alumna/Alumnus, or one of our Middle School Alumni, this is the page for you.

Christmas Gathering - Dec. 21st

  • Aquinas Academy of Pittsburgh alumni

    Julianne Hyrcza ’14, Mary Hall ’15, Kelly Lynch ’14, Jonathon Lynch ’15

  • Aquinas Academy of Pittsburgh alumni

    Therese Blume ’17, Emily Blume Hannon ’11, Catherine Blume ’14

  • Aquinas Academy of Pittsburgh alumni

    John Kunzmann ’16, Elena Liguori ’16, Joseph Richthammer ’16

  • Aquinas Academy of Pittsburgh alumni

    Joseph Richthammer ’16, Jonathon Lynch ’15, Mary Hall ’15, Mary Rose Flynn ’16

  • Aquinas Academy of Pittsburgh alumni

    John Flynn ’13, Nathaniel Hyrcza ’13, Tracey Schirra ’14, James Heisler ’11, Julianne Hyrcza ’14

  • Aquinas Academy of Pittsburgh alumni

    Senora Heffern and Mary Rose Flynn ’16

Turkey Bowl - November 22, 2017

Some of our Alumni played in the Turkey Bowl and some watched on the sidelines, but all were very welcome back to their alma mater! Thank you for coming to visit us!

A group of alumni who were up on Dolan field. Back row: Sean Farrell ’17, Joseph Richthammer ’16, John Reed ’17, Maggie Adams ’12, Jake Schirra ’10, Ian Schirra ’17, Ray Urbash ’15, Armand Ignelzi ’15; Front row: Myah Spicer ’15, Tracey Schirra ’14, Cecilia Heisler ’12, Theresa Ortiz ’17, Christina Ortiz ’14, Natalie Santucci ’17, Erin McLaughlin ’16.

Alumni Spotlight

Jessica (Kaercher) Salinas, Class of 2005

Aquinas Academy alumna Jessica (Kaercher) Salinas and her family
Jessica (Kaercher) Salinas with her family

Jessica graduated from Carnegie Mellon University, School of Design in 2009 with a B.F.A. degree in Communication Design.

Jessie married Nicholas Salinas in 2013, and is now a full-time Mom to Winnie (age 3), Benet (age 1.5), and Baby Three (due February 2018). She achieved her goal of being able to stay at home with her children while continuing to design for clients from her home studio (  ).

Enjoy your time at Aquinas and appreciate the many people who make sacrifices for the sake of your school and education. The faculty and staff were, and continue to be, an inspiration and example of how I want to live my life and raise my family.

Alumni Homecoming

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the first-ever Alumni Homecoming! And thank you to our Alumni Council for planning this special day.

A group of alumni at the Homecoming celebration: Andrew Lynch ’09, Alie Brown ’08, Brie Ecker ’09, Mary Grace Meland ’11, Alaina Ignelzi ’11, Danielle Ecker ’11, Shawna Ecker ’06, Jessie (Kaercher) Salinas ’05, Emily (Blume) Hannon ’11, Meredith McCue ’11, Will Fitzgerald ’09, Natalie Santucci ’17, Michael Blume ’11, Sean Farrell ’17.

Alumni Contact Survey

Alumni Council

Our thanks to these former Aquinas students who will be working to coordinate Alumni events and activities on behalf of all Aquinas Academy high school and middle school graduates! Their first order of business will be to make contact with high school and middle school graduates from the classes of 1999 to 2013, as well as many Aquinas students from the early years of the school.

Pictured after their initial meeting in January are: Michael Blume – HS ’11, Will Fitzgerald – HS ’09, Shawna Ecker – HS ’06, Brie Ecker – HS ’09, Emily Hannon – HS ’11, Blythe & Charlie Dolan – MS ’06, and Danielle Ecker – HS ’11. Council members not pictured: Sarah Ignelzi – HS ’09 and Emily Seel – HS ’08.

What Else?

What would you like to see posted on this page? Tell us, please! We want this to be your page! Contact the Alumni Coordinator by email with your suggestions and comments.

All Alumni

We need your current email and mailing address! Please send an email to the Alumni Coordinator with your current information. If you have gotten married, have had children, moved to another city,… we would love to hear about it all!
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 2016 Ranked No.1 Catholic High School in Pittsburgh Area by 2018