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President's Message

President's Message

As President of Aquinas High School, it is my privilege and good fortune to speak with students, parents, alumni and the community about San Bernardino County’s only Catholic high school and what Aquinas does for our community at large. I constantly hear how great Aquinas is and how much the “Aquinas Experience” has meant to so many. We believe the “Aquinas Experience” is special and in order to keep it available to those who desire it, we need to come together in support of Aquinas.

It is no secret that in today’s economy that it is increasingly difficult for parents to find the funds to pay for tuition. It is also challenging for us to find the resources to provide the necessary upgrades to technology for our students as well as maintain the campus.

A few years ago Aquinas High School was threatened with the possibility of closing due to financial problems. This was not a desired, nor an anticipated situation. Now some months later the financial situation looks much better. We are paying our bills and collecting tuition on time. However, this reflects a short term view of our situation. Aquinas has been around since 1955 and intends on being around for many more years.

Simply put, we are asking for your help. We are initiating an annual appeal to alumni and friends, hoping that each of you understand the importance of the “Aquinas Experience” for our students. It is our hope that you will come forward with a contribution to Aquinas.

On our Annual Appeal page you will find a description of the projects that we will focus on and their approximate budget. I am sure you get many requests for support. I hope that you will take a moment to consider what a gift to Aquinas will bring to our students. You can download the pledge/gift form and mail to Aquinas or submit via Donate Online. Thank you for considering this appeal.

My prayers and best wishes,

Dr. Jim Brennan

President


P.S. Please remember that you’re always welcome at Aquinas at any time! Check the calendar on the Web site for upcoming events and take part in the Aquinas traditions once again.


Donate your Car

We have partnered with Ave Maria Vehicle Donations as a way to raise funds for Aquinas. This is a nationwide program, so please share with friends and relatives. Please contact 909-886-4659 x412 during business hours or email alumni@aquinashs.net to find out how to donate your car and help Aquinas.