Aquinas Academy was established under the direction of Monsignor William McCann and the educational guidance of the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Caldwell, New Jersey. As the only Catholic elementary school in Livingston, the Academy blends traditional and innovative learning and assists each student in developing his or her fullest potential in an environment that fosters the growth of each child.
The Academy, founded in 1952 as Saint Philomena School, was renamed in 1988 to affirm the regional character and expanded curriculum of the school. The Academy is named in honor of Saint Thomas Aquinas, a renowned Dominican scholar and philosopher. Our name reflects the love and knowledge espoused by Saint Thomas.
The Academy is situated in the quiet suburban town of Livingston, New Jersey on the campus of Saint Philomena Parish. Aquinas Academy successfully completed the Middle States reaccredition process in 2012 and was been named a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the United States Department of Education.
Aquinas Academy's National Blue Ribbon School video shares one student's perspective, answering the question "What Makes Aquinas Academy a Blue Ribbon School?"