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Principal's Message


Thank you for your interest in Aquinas High School.  We are very proud of not just our school, but more importantly, of our students. We have recently seen the completion of three new buildings that have completely changed the way that Aquinas educates our students and in turn changed the face of education in San Bernardino forever.  The San Manuel Performing Arts Center, The Lemann Leadership Center, and the Aquinas Hall of Champions have transformed our already beautiful campus so that we may continue to offer one of the safest and most thorough educations in the Inland Empire.  Most recently Aquinas was honored as an Apple Distinguished School and was voted as the "Best Private School" in the inland area for the 8th consecutive year!

As you may or may not know, our mission is to “form through education…leaders in the light and truth of the Gospel of Jesus”.  What we are doing is formation education through many different means.  Our community service requirement is one that teaches our students to be faithful stewards and what it means to serve.  Our athletic programs teach students the importance of teamwork and that hard work means success.  In over 60 years of athletic competition Aquinas has won over 120 league championships, 7 CIF championships, and 2 state titles.  Not to mention the hundreds of individual athletic recognitions that our student-athletes have received.  Finally, our academic program gives students the knowledge that they need to be productive citizens, in an ever-changing world full of challenges.  With a 100% graduation rate and a college acceptance rate of 98% it is easy to see the importance and emphasis we place on academics. We have had 10 National Merit Finalists in the last nine years and this year are proud to announce that we are offering 23 AP classes.  Also, the newly established Visual and Performing Arts Academy continues to grow and in conjunction with our Engineering, Law, and Healthcare academies is proving to be a success in preparing students for careers and college.  We cherish the relationship with our entire Falcon community in continuing to offer college preparatory education to the leaders of tomorrow. 

Thank you for all of your support.

St. Thomas Aquinas…Pray for us!


Dr. Chris Barrows


Aquinas High School