Aquinas High School (Augusta, Georgia)

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Aquinas High School
Developing Christian Leaders
1920 Highland Avenue
Augusta, Georgia, (Richmond County), 30904
United States
Coordinates 33°27′41″N 82°2′19″W / 33.46139°N 82.03861°W / 33.46139; -82.03861Coordinates: 33°27′41″N 82°2′19″W / 33.46139°N 82.03861°W / 33.46139; -82.03861
Type Private, coeducational
Established 1957
Headmaster Maureen Lewis
Grades 912
Enrollment 245
Classes College Prep and Advanced Placement
Campus type Suburban
Color(s) Green and Gold         
Slogan Fighting Irish
Nickname Fightin' Irish
Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
Yearbook 'The Aquinian'
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Georgia Association of Independent Schools
Georgia High School Association
National Catholic Educational Association

Aquinas High School is a private, coeducational Roman Catholic high school located in midtown Augusta, Georgia. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of the Georgia High School Association, and the National Catholic Educational Association.


The mission for Aquinas High School is to provide an excellent Catholic secondary education. It is well rooted in the Catholic faith and as stated in the motto, helps to "develop Christian leaders".[citation needed]


The school is under the direction of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah with local direction coming from the Aquinas School Board whose members are the Principal, one lay representative from each parish in the Central Savannah River Area, one priest elected by the deanery, three at-large members, and a representative of the Parents' Organization. The Board serves as policy advisers for the school. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah.


Aquinas High School, a Diocesan Catholic Secondary School, opened in 1957 following the merger of Boy's Catholic High School, operated by the Marist Brothers under the Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah, and Mt. St. Joseph's Academy, owned and operated by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Aquinas, one of the first co-institutional high schools in the nation, became co-educational in 1969, as recommended by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

On the weekend of October 5, 2007, Aquinas celebrated its 50th anniversary. During the anniversary festivities, a ground breaking ceremony was held for an expansion of the school included new classrooms, an improved dining hall and new kitchen facilities. This new Grand Dining Hall opened in October 2008.[2]

Notable Alumni[edit]

'13 Brendan Douglas- University of Georgia Football standout. (Running Back)

'14 Ahmed Hill- Marquette University Basketball standout, Georgia's 2nd all time leader in career points (3,028).

'72 Potiphar Philmore - University of North Carolina, Ford Motors, Senior Designer for Mustang.


  1. ^ SACS-CASI. "SACS-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
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