Aquinas Academy of Pittsburgh

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

A Preschool - Grade 12 Private Catholic School

Tue., 09/22/20 is Block Day 3

Athletics Program

The purpose of our Athletics Program is to support the Academy’s mission through athletic competition. Specifically, the program focuses on the character formation and physical development of student-athletes in order that they reach their fullest potential.

All involved in Aquinas Academy Athletics are expected to work towards fulfillment of these goals, giving glory to God in action and in speech.

Our school campus includes an outdoor athletic field and a multipurpose gymnasium. Aquinas Academy partners with outside organizations for use of additional athletic facilities.

High School Athletics

Athletics in the high school emphasize competing well and striving to win, while still placing the highest priority on the moral and spiritual formation of the student-athlete.

Girls’ Sports

  • Fall: Soccer, Field Hockey, Cross Country, Golf
  • Winter: Basketball, Fencing
  • Spring: Lacrosse, Track

Boys’ Sports

  • Fall: Soccer, Cross Country, Golf
  • Winter: Basketball, Fencing
  • Spring: Lacrosse, Track, Volleyball

The majority of our high school teams compete in the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL).

Aquinas students may participate in the WPIAL sport of swimming as independent athletes. Additionally, boys can play ice hockey through a co-op with Avonworth High School.

Lower and Middle School Athletics

Aquinas Academy Athletics through the 6th grade level focus on character development, learning the sport, and enjoying the team and competitive atmosphere.

Athletics in 7th and 8th grade continue to focus on character development, but begin to add emphasis on competing at the highest levels and enjoying the fruits of success.

Fall Sports

  • Soccer – Co-ed teams from 3rd-8th grade
  • Field Hockey – Girls teams from 5th-8th grade
  • Cross Country – Boys and Girls from 3rd-8th grade
  • Tennis – Girls from 5th-8th grade
  • Volleyball - Co-op with Blessed Trinity Academy for Girls 4th-8th Grade

Winter Sports

  • Basketball – Boys and Girls teams from 3rd-8th grade
  • Fencing – Boys and Girls from 6th-8th grade

Spring Sports

  • Soccer – Co-ed teams from 1st-8th grade
  • Lacrosse* – Girls teams from 5th-8th grade
  • Track – Boys and Girls from 3rd-8th grade

Most of Aquinas Academy’s lower and middle school teams compete in the Diocese of Pittsburgh league against parochial schools. We also schedule independent games against other local schools.

*Many of our middle school boys play lacrosse in the spring with the local North Pittsburgh Saints club team.

  • field hockey
  • cross country
  • soccer
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 Niche.com 2015 & 2016 Ranked No.1 Catholic High School in Pittsburgh Area by Niche.com 2015-2020