Elementary (1-6)

AQUIN ELEMENTARY PROFILE


STATUS

Member of Aquin Catholic Schools system (preschool-grade 12)

RECOGNITION

Rockford Diocese
Illinois State Board of Education--Non-Public Schools

GRADE LEVELS

Kindergarten through Sixth Grade

ENROLLMENT

98 students
♦  11 minority students (11%- African American, Hispanic, Multi-Racial)
♦  Ratio of Male/Female - 53 males/45 females

FACULTY & STAFF

29 total (full-time and part-time)
1 building principal
18 teachers, 4 aides, 1 resource/reading teacher, 1 technology/computers
2 clerical, 2 maintenance/custodial
Parent and community volunteers (endless)

ANNUAL TUITION

$3,120 1st student . 2nd student $2,050 . 3rd  student $1,370 .  4th student $665

SCHOLARSHIPS

Aquin Open Scholarships, Colby Smith Scholarships, Guardian Angel Fund

RELIGION

Over fourteen religious denominations are represented in the school system.  Students attend daily religion class, weekly Mass, and other liturgical celebrations.

CURRICULUM

Our curriculum adheres to the Diocese of Rockford content standards.  Students study Religion, Language Arts, Mathematics (Saxon or ALEKS), Science, Social Studies, Spanish, Art, Vocal Music, Physical Education and Fitness, Computer Technology and a unique class named Discovery.  We also offer Instrumental Music for interested fifth and sixth grade students.

ACTIVITIES

Choir, Research Fair, Seder Meal, Spelling Bee, Geography Bee, Going for the Gold

SERVICE PROJECTS

Mission collections for the Red Cross, Salvation Army, and Holy Childhood Association
Students prepare cards for the elderly

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK

donations for local Humane Society, Adult Daycare Programs, Veterans, and Legion Halls

ATHLETICS
 
5th and 6th Grades

Programs are designed to be instructional and developmental.  Athletes benefit from equitable playing time consistent with effort and talent exhibited during practices.  Our athletic programs are a viable means of communicating our school's christian identity and high standards. Spectators, athletes, and coaches are ambassadors for the school system. All are expected to exhibit good sportsmanship and respectful behavior.

FALL .  Girls Volleyball . Football
WINTER . Girls & Boys Basketball
SPRING . Girls & Boys Track

2nd-6th Grades . CBA

All students attending Aquin Elementary or any student who is a member of the 5 supporting Catholic Parishes, are eligible to play in the Catholic Basketball Association, a volunteer-based basketball program.  Games and practices run from October through December.  This league is designed to be instructional and developmental.  Athletes benefit from equitable playing time consistent with effort and talent exhibited during practices.  Spectators, athletes, and coaches are ambassadors for the school system. All are expected to exhibit good sportsmanship and respectful behavior.

PARENT PROGRAMS

Parent Teacher Connection (PTC) sponsors several fundraisers throughout the school year to supplement the school program including the Book Fair in the fall, Grandparents Luncheon and the Leprechaun Raffle.