The Aquinas Fund

The Aquinas Fund is the annual fundraising effort of Aquinas Catholic Schools to support the immediate needs of our schools. Like most parochial schools, tuition and parish support only cover a portion of the overall cost of educating each student who benefits from an exceptional learning experience. Your annual unrestricted gift to the Aquinas Fund goes to work immediately to enhance the classroom experience for students and staff at all five Aquinas Catholic Schools buildings.


Memorial and Honorary Giving

Memorial and Honorary Gifts to the Aquinas Catholic Schools Foundation may now be made through our secure online giving page. Memorial and Honorary Gifts are a thoughtful way to remember, congratulate, or recognize a friend or family member while supporting Aquinas Catholic Schools.

Other gifts to the Aquinas Catholic Schools Foundation may also be made through this secure giving site. (Please note that this does not include the Aquinas Legacy Campaign or Scholarships – please choose the correct giving site for those specific gifts).

Thank you very much for your thoughtful and generous support of Aquinas and our students!


Our Next Step Forward

We are pleased to announce a major fundraising effort, the Our Next Step Forward Capital Campaign, which will run through September.  This campaign has three strategic goals that will strengthen the ACS System and make our schools more accessible to all. Our first goal is to empower our children.


Other Ways to Support Aquinas Catholic School

Guardian Angel Fund
The Guardian Angel Fund is an emergency fund to help families through an unforeseen hardship (ex. loss of a job, illness, natural disaster, etc.). The Guardian Angel Fund can help families with tuition costs when assistance is needed. These funds are distributed on a case-by-case basis.

The Guardian Angel Fund was created by the late Mr. James Kiffe, who relied upon the help of others to attend Aquinas in the late 1930's and early 1940's.

To donate to this fund, please contact the ACS Development Office.

Tuition Assistance
More than 33% of students that attend Aquinas Catholic Schools receive some financial aid. Please consider donating to this great cause and help us open the door for more students to attend Aquinas Catholic Schools.

Restricted Giving
Donors may choose to give to Aquinas Catholic Schools or the Aquinas Foundation and restrict that gift for a certain program, cause, improvement, product, etc.

If you would like your gift used for something specific, just let us know and we will happily accommodate your requests.


Parent Associations

Aquinas Catholic Schools is proud to have hundreds of committed parents and volunteers that dedicate their time and talent to numerous events and organizations within the schools.Cathedral, Blessed Sacrament and St. Patrick elementary schools have parent-run groups that help with school needs, and volunteer at different events. Contact your school for more information on how to get involved. 

Aquinas Middle School and Aquinas High School are home to the Aquinas Booster Club, the Music Association and the Parents Association. These groups are parent-run organizations that support the athletics, choir, band and drama programs through fundraising and volunteering their time to support these aspects of the school. The Parents Association supports the teachers and helps with school improvements, as well as organizing parent social events throughout the year. 

All of these organizations would love to have you as a part of their group and are always looking for new members to add to the strength of their efforts. 

Mardi Gras is an annual family-oriented celebration of the Catholic Community in the Coulee Region. Mardi Gras is celebrated around Catholic Schools week in January and supports scholarships for Aquinas Catholic Schools. The annual event includes a formal ball, numerous events, and a Family Day celebration with food, games and fun for all ages.

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Contact ACS

Aquinas High School: 608.784.0287

Aquinas Middle School: 608.784.0156

Blessed Sacrament Elementary: 608.782.5564

St. Patrick Elementary School: 608.783.5483

Cathedral Elementary School: 608.782.5998

Central Office: 608.784.8585


315 11th St S 

La Crosse, WI 54601