Welcome To Aquinas Catholic Schools! Our Schools are Christ-centered learning communities, carrying out a fundamental mission of the church to educate, challenge and inspire students in the Catholic Tradition of faith, service, and academic excellence.
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the enrollment process
1. A prospective family will show their interest by filling out our new student intake form or by contacting a member of our Admissions Team.
2. The potential school will address any questions or concerns you might have, meet with you in person, and give you a tour of the school.
3. In order to enroll your new Blugold, fill out the New Student Enrollment Application Form and submit the form and admissions fee to the school office(s) your student will be attending.
4. The Principal(s) will review the New Student Enrollment Application Form. As long as the school(s) feels it can properly provide the resources needed to educate your student and has adequate space, the enrollment will be accepted!
5. The Principal(s) or their designee will be in contact with the family to accept or decline the new student application.
6. If accepted, the school office(s) will enter your enrollment information into Skyward, our student information management system.
7. The finance office will receive the enrollment form and process the enrollment fee.
8. The ACS Tuition Coordinator will be in contact regarding setting up tuition payment plans.
Monday, January 16, 2023 - NEW Student & Returning Student Enrollment Begins for 2023-2024 School Year
Monday, January 16, 2023 through Monday, April 17, 2023 - FACTS Financial Aid Priority Period Opens
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 through Thursday, April 20, 2023 - Wisconsin Parental Choice Program Application Period Opens
Tuesday, October 31, 2023 - FACTS Application Period Ends for 2023-2024 School Year
re-enrolling your student?
Welcome to Aquinas Catholic Schools Re-enrollment. Current ACS families are to enroll online for the next school year. Click here to Log into Skyward. Be sure Family/Student Access is selected in the drop-down menu. If you have a problem, please contact your student's current school office.
Please note: $100 per family is due at the time of re-enrollment. Families completing the registration process & submitting their registration fee by February 28th will have their fee credited towards their tuition in the fall.
No registration fee required for WPCP (Choice) verified families.
Why Choose Aquinas?
Our Mission: Aquinas Catholic Schools is a Christ-centered family devoted to nurturing students of all faiths through educational excellence in its vibrant Catholic tradition.
financial aid options
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average aid for applicants
average aid for applicants
% of tuition covered
2022-23 aid available
1. Wisconsin Parental Choice Program
The Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP) allows students who reside in a Wisconsin School district to attend any participating private school tuition-free if financial and residential criteria are met and the students are selected by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI).
Eligible families must apply online. All required documentation must be submitted to the Aquinas Catholic Schools Central Office by April 20, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. for your application to be included in the Wisconsin DPI drawing. For more information or questions please contact ACS Enrollment Coordinator, Nancy Pederson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Aquinas Catholic Schools Scholarship/Tuition Assistance
If it is your desire to send your child to Aquinas Catholic Schools, we are willing to work with you to help you make it possible for your child(ren) to attend. We are committed to helping all families send their children to Aquinas Catholic Schools, regardless of financial ability.
FACTS Management works with schools to create a custom application and collect financial data so schools can make accurate award decisions based on financial need. You may log in into your FACTS user account to review the status of your application. Please allow at least two weeks for processing.
The application deadline April 17, 2023, and income documentation is required for the Aquinas Catholic Schools Tuition Assistance Scholarship.
3. James L. Kiffe Memorial Scholarship
The James L. Kiffe Memorial Scholarship was created to provide financial support to High School students attending AHS. Applicants are eligible to receive $800 per student. Please note the James L. Kiffe Scholarship is only for Aquinas High School Students. Please contact Nancy Pederson at the Central Office 608-784-8585 for a hard copy of this form if you have trouble filling out or viewing this application. Deadline April 17, 2023.
4. Buy Scrip To Earn Tuition Credit
Did you know items you buy every day (gas, groceries, clothing, and restaurant purchases) can earn a rebate towards your ACS tuition? Purchase a scrip card through your parish or online to start earning your rebate. Be sure to use scrip this upcoming holiday season. For more information on parish scrip programs, please contact your church parish.
How to Pay Online: e-Funds
Aquinas Catholic Schools is pleased to offer you e~Funds for Schools. This program offers various options for parents/guardians wanting to make payments online, and it is extremely user friendly. Not only can you have payments electronically charged to your credit/debit card or checking account, you also have the flexibility to make a payment at any time through the school's website or on your mobile device.
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Over $200,000 Investments in NEW STEM
Labs & Equipment
National Blue Ribbon Schools
BSS (2017), AMS (2013), AHS (2008)
Higher than National Average ACT Scores
Aquinas = 24 National Average = 20
community service commitment
Community Service Hours
Students complete hundreds of community service hours at Aquinas through groups such as IMPACT and other student-led service organizations. Students volunteer at the community garden, nursing homes, children's centers and lead multiple food drives each year.
ACS Bus Routes
Aquinas/Luther Bus Service Registration:
Aquinas Catholic Schools will continue to partner with Luther High School for the 2022-2023 school year to serve students who do not have access to public school transportation. These buses serve students from Winona, Holmen, Tomah, Lewiston, Genoa, and points between. The buses are chartered through Go Riteway (608-881-6370). Please note there might be slight variations in routes from posted routes above. To sign your child up for bus services through the Aquinas/Luther Bus services, click the link above. Please email Ted Knutson at email@example.com with any questions.
Current 2022-23 bus routes are available to sign up for anytime during the school year and are noted above.
Families can reach out to the bussing companies as listed anytime after they are enrolled for the 2023-24 school year.
Updates for 2023-24 will be made available to us in August of 2023.
La Crosse Families: Click below for the 2022-23 private school transportation agreement. Please fill out the form ASAP.
Onalaska School District Student busing Registration
The School District of Onalaska is permitted to provide transportation to students attending Aquinas Schools in the following capacity.
St. Patrick Elementary School: Onalaska may provide service that aligns with our routes; students who live within the District may ride provided that they live greater than 2 miles from the school or live in an area deemed hazardous for walking per DPI.
Aquinas Middle and High School: Onalaska may provide service from and to St Patrick Elementary for any Aquinas MS/HS student. They do not provide neighborhood pick up or drop off for Aquinas MS/HS students.
Onalaska is not permitted to transport students attending other schools on our routes, i.e. Blessed Sacrament.
Onalaska requires a Bus Agreement for all riders, without exception, please click above for the 2022-23 Bus Agreement.
The 2022-2023 families will be provided Bus Passes to verify ridership.
FAQ on Enrollment
Q: What if I have concerns about affording the tuition costs?
A: Aquinas Catholic Schools has multiple financial aid options our families can take advantage of, and we encourage anyone enrolling with us to apply for aid to see if their eligible. Many families seize the opportunity for aid to attend Aquinas. If you have further questions on applying or your options, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be happy to assist you.
Q: When can we enroll?
A: Enrollment for the following school year opens in January. If you are enrolling during the school year, for that school year, you may enroll at any time granted there is space in your grade level(s).
Q: Who can we reach out to for scheduling a tour?
A: We recommend reaching out to our Admissions team and/or the school office(s) of your choice. Our principals and student services staff look forward to the opportunity to meet all of our prospective families and show them what our schools can offer you!