Aquinas Academy is an independent, private school in the Catholic tradition for boys and girls in kindergarten through grade twelve and includes a preschool program. The Academy was founded in 1996 for the purpose of offering a rigorous classical curriculum covering all the major areas of the liberal arts in an intensive college preparatory program. Aquinas Academy is accredited by Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools and holds membership in the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools and the Pittsburgh Consortium of Independent Schools. Aquinas Academy High School was twice ranked the #1 Catholic High School in Pennsylvania in 2015 and again in2016 and the #1 Catholic High School in Pittsburgh six years in a row2015 –2020. The campus is located in Hampton Township.