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Aquinas admits students whose ability and previous general record indicates the probability of academic success in the program of studies offered by the school. Admission is based on the following criteria:
  • Grades from the applicant's present and/or previous school(s) as well as satisfactory and approved attendance and discipline records from previous school(s).
  • Standardized mental ability and/or achievement test scores.
  • Recommendations (evaluations) from teachers and administrators who know the applicant well, personal recommendations from the applicant's parents, activity moderators, coaches, and/or pastors are also welcome. Please give these recommendations to the Principal of that partner school. If you are a student of another school outside the Diocese, please send in the recommendations to "Director of Admissions" at Aquinas High School.
  • Results of the first placement exam will be given at Results Night March 7th.
  • Openness to value-centered education and formation of the whole person -
  • intellectually, physically, socially, emotionally and spiritually.

Incoming freshmen who have not taken the placement exam must contact the school office for more information on placement for the 2018-2019 school year. If you have take the STS exam at another school, you can have the information forwarded to our Admissions office.

Tuition and Fees for the 2018-2019 school year are as follows:

Tuition: $7,100

Registration Fee*: $600

Information Technology Fee*: $450

Athletic Participation Fee: $500

Senior (Graduation) Fee: $250

Fundraising Obligation: $400 per family ($100 per quarter)

Scrip Obligation: $200 per family

Casino Night:$100 per family


The Registration Fee covers items like the following: Student ID Card, Master Liability Insurance, Postage, Diocesan Per Capita Assessment, Student Accident Insurance, Initial Student Scheduling. Locker Fees, Student Testing, Earthquake Supplies, Lab Fees, Instructional Expenses, and Student Retreat/Vicariate expenses and various other student related costs that may arise during the year.


The Information Technology Fee (IT) covers items like the following: Student Data Processing, Ren-web access and Grade Reporting, Parent Alert System, Computer Fees, Video Production Equipment and Materials, school issued iPad rental, iPad support expenses, maintenance of the technology infrastructure and Parent/Student Handbook maintenance.

The Senior Fee covers items like the following: diplomas, cap & gown rentals, awards, flowers, Church gratuity, Senior BBQ, graduation reception, security, printing, equipment rental and other expenses associated with the event.


The Athletic Participation Fee covers items like the following: coaching stipends, CIF athletic accounting and fees, game transportation and other expenses associated with athletics.


Late Fee Registration fee for returning students after June 30th

* required fee
The schools of the Diocese of San Bernardino admit students of any sex, race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the respective schools. These schools do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of their educational policies, admission policies, financial assistance, and athletic and other school administered programs.