Aquinas High School (New York)
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|Aquinas High School|
|685 East 182nd Street
New York City (Belmont, The Bronx),
New York 10457
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Founder||Sr. Mary Joseph, O.P.|
|President||Sr. Margaret Ryan, O.P.|
|Principal||Sr. Catherine Rose Quigley, O.P.|
|Color(s)||Blue and Gold|
|Sports||Basketball, Softball, Track, Volleyball|
|Team name||Lady Bears|
|Accreditation||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Publication||The Aquinite (literary magazine)|
|Newspaper||Spirit of Aquinas|
|Admissions Director||Betsy Davila|
The school was originally established in 1900 as St. Martin's Academy and only served Grades 1-6. In 1923, Aquinas Hall opened as a two-year business school. The school established a 4-year high school in 1934. Founded in 1923 by the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill, New York, Aquinas High School provides a Catholic college preparatory education that encourages the development of young women to their potential. The school has over 800 students and 70 teachers and staff complemented by parents and alumnae. The school offers After school activities including athletics as well as its marching band and string orchestra. For the past couple of years the AHS Band has placed in the NYC annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. The school's varsity basketball team was 2006 Class B New York State Federation Champions. Aquinas graduates 100 percent of its girls. In 2002, First Lady Laura Bush visited Aquinas High School.
Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
Awards and recognition
- Exemplary School Award- United States Department of Education
- Blue Ribbon School Award- United States Department of Education
- Catholic Schools for Tomorrow Award for Innovation in Technology - Today's Catholic Teacher.
- Named an: Outstanding American High School - U.S. News & World Report
- April Lee Hernandez actress (Freedom Writers )
- Mabel Pantadeleon actress (Dexter)
- Julissa Reynoso - Ambassador to Uruguay
- Judy Torres - "Queen of Freestyle", singer, DJ, WKTU New York
- Debbi Morgan - American Film and Television Actress All My Children. Class of 1974
- MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Retrieved 2009-05-27.
- AHS. "Aquinas High School History". Aquinas High School website. Archived from the original on 2007-07-04. Retrieved 2007-08-01.