Aquinas Academy of Pittsburgh

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

A Preschool - Grade 12 Private Catholic School

Tue., 02/19/19 is Block Day 4

Aquinas Academy Alumni Spotlight

Jessica (Kaercher) Salinas

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

Jessica (Kaercher) Salinas is a member of the Aquinas Academy Class of 2005. 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.


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