« Back to compare
/ / School Profile

Contact this school

13750 Mary's Way
Woodbridge, VA 22191

School website
(703) 491-4447
(703) 492-8828
Nearby homes for sale
Map of St. Thomas Aquinas Regional School address.

August 24, 2015
My kids love going to Aquinas. They loved their teachers and were sad to leave on summer break. My son said he would really miss Mr. B that taught him 4th grade. As a parent, I am extremely happy with my choice to send my kids here. I work full time so that I can send my kids to Aquinas knowing they will be safe, not have to put up with bullying and grow in Gods love while receiving an excellent education. My only complaint is I wish the homework load was a little lighter. That's the price for strong academics.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly agree
August 12, 2015
The school helps reinforce fundamental Christian values on a daily basis. It seeps into everyday tasks, and carries over outside in society.

- submitted by a parent

March 25, 2015
Parent cliques rule this school. They travel in packs and volunteer for all school events before you know it. Some of the people are really nice, but others stand out for nastiness. The front office person is especially nasty to children and adults alike. Why? Kids come to her for help, vulnerable and she can't be bothered to interrupt her personal phone call to acknowledge them. Lost your money, so what. Also the Vice Principal, extremely nasty disposition, rude and won't even speak when spoken to. I'm amazed that she was listed as a great teacher in 2002 and 2005. Sometimes religious people can be the most offensive, especially when they are hiding behind "Virtues in practice". Difficult lesson for children, but easy to learn when dealing with this bunch. Rather than try to explain bad behavior of adults that is beyond explanation, I now tell my son, This too shall pass..... As we all suffer through bad employees, managers and co-workers in life this is his lesson on how "not" to treat people with plenty of examples. The great folks stand out as well and we frequently remind ourselves how they are the ones that make this worth the experience.

- submitted by a parent

January 05, 2015
It might have improved since I left in 2012, but that school was a nightmare for me. I was in and out of the hospital during middle school, and my grades suffered. I got a c-diff infection from using the bathrooms. Also it is very much based on cliques when it comes to how things are run. -An alumni

- submitted by a community member

June 10, 2014
I am extremely happy with Aquinas. My daughter excelled by leaps and bounds thanks to her teacher and her teacher's aid. Both of my kids love going to school here as evident by the feel of community. The teachers and administrators made my kids feel like they are safe and cared for. This school is academically challenging as well as being centered in the Catholic faith; the combination produces well rounded children.

- submitted by a parent

June 07, 2014
Very disappointed this school year. Administration has lost child centered approach. Especially towards 8th grade class this year. It is a group of super kids academically, athletically and spiritually. They haven't been treated with the same respect and traditions past classes have. Not a great way to go out.

- submitted by a parent

May 14, 2014
Curriculum Ok, administrators and other staff, horrible, after school activities a nightmare. Filthy bathrooms, too many parent cliques, rules that are only enforced when they feel like it, and if they like you. Not exactly what I expected from a Catholic School, not what I was used to...sadly! Paying over $900 to be disrespected. Not a good bargain :-(

- submitted by a parent

April 04, 2014
As a military family that moves a lot I was happy to FINALLY find a school that not only my Kindergartener would love, but I could feel comfortable sending him too!! The teachers and principal have high expectations for the children but also enjoy showing the kids that you can learn while having fun!! Another reason we love Aquinas is because of the PTO! They are always there when you need them and the school nights that they put together are amazing and fun!! At Aquinas, parent involvement is the best I have ever seen!! I wish that when we move again I could take Aquinas with us!! It's definitely going to be hard to find another great school like it!!

- submitted by a parent

June 13, 2013
I prayed for a school that would teach our children about Jesus and His love AND have high academic standards. Aquinas not only meets both of my expectations, but exceeds them. As an elementary school teacher myself, it was extremely hard for me to find a school that met my standards. Aquinas is a gem, and I am so glad we found it. I highly recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent

June 14, 2012
As a new military family in the area, this was our first year at Aquinas and we couldn't be happier with our decision. Our Kindergartener and 2nd grader thrived in this environment and were welcomed with open arms. Their teachers were fabulous, and the kids really enjoyed "specials" like computer lab, music, art and Spanish. There were many parent opportunities to volunteer and become involved. I highly recommend being proactive about asking questions and reaching out to "veteran" parents who have been here for multiple years. What a great resource! We're looking forward to many more years here at Aquinas!

- submitted by a parent

September 29, 2011
For the past six years, our family has been a part of the AQUINAS community. Any child's school experience is what you make of it, i.e. if you get involved, focus on academics as a family, maintain an outlook of partnership with the teacher, as family, with your children, it will be a positive and wonderful educational experience. The problem is that sometimes there are other students or other factors that impact your child's experience, and it's in those moments where a school can shine or not. For us as a family, in those times where things have gone wrong, the guidance, administration and teachers at AQUINAS have showed us that through prayer and dedication, anything can be persevered. So, you see, in 6 years, it has not been perfect every step of the way. Yet, I am certain my children are so much better off for all they have learned at AQUINAS. There really has not been a moment where we felt the school has ever strayed from their mission of developing the whole person for all of my children: spiritual, academic, emotional.

- submitted by a parent

July 04, 2011
My child just finished up kindergarten at Aquinas. I have been nothing but pleased by the teachers. They truly are the best in the diocese My son was continually challenged as the year progressed. He tells me he loves his school and the kids and teachers are very nice. This is important to me since he has been bullied by kids in summer camp held at a "christian school". My son has been in the AP's office twice and I can't say anything bad about her, she treated my son and my husband with respect and empathy My experience as well as my childs has been wonderful at Aquinas, and I would recommend the school to any family looking for a safe, academically challenging school.

- submitted by a parent

June 06, 2010
We are a military family and have been at many different schools. We enrolled our children at Aquinas last year and could not be happier. The teachers and administration are wonderful. Academically the school is very challenging but it also balances that with a large sports program and many different extra-curricular activities and clubs. We found the Admissions process to be very smooth with good information provided through the whole process. We are so blessed to have our children here.

- submitted by a parent

May 06, 2010
My son is in Kindergartner at St. Thomas Aquinas Regional School in Woodbridge. His teacher and the principal of the school are truly outstanding! We feel very fortunate that our son attends this school. If you live in the Woodbridge area, I highly recommend taking a look at this school as an option for your child/children. God Bless!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 23, 2010
I just graduated from ST. Thomas Aquinas in the yr 08-09 and I couldn't have been happier attending any other school! Having the sisters present is amazing! The education you receive is incredible and you go onto High School with no problems! The people and the the sisters make the school, including Fr. Searby of course! Mass on Wednesday's also helped me grow in my faith along with religion class everyday and the awesome opportunity to visit the adoration chapel when ever you felt neccessary. The school is one big family. I absolutly loved my experience there!!

- submitted by a student
no rating
May 17, 2009
Our two children go to this school and we are thrilled with the academic,athletic, and spiritully programs! We are zoned for Fairfax county public schools but St. Thomas Aquinas school is 5 star by far! They provide a safe,loving, open, challenging environment under the direction of the Dominican sisters. They teach to the whole child - intellecutally, spiritully, and phyiscally! The programs offered are excellent! The communication between the parents, child, teachers, and staff is outstanding the best I have ever seen. There is a genuine concern for the welfare and direction of the children. We wouldn't go anywhere else. The PTO is very active and runs smoothly with the staff of the school. It is a well balanced enivorment all around. The leadership of the school is outstanding! We are so very happy and blessed to have our children attend this school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 15, 2009
My three children have all attended Aquinas and we have been very blessed by the Dominican Sisters and the dedicated faculty and staff.

- submitted by a parent

May 02, 2009
Our daughter is in her third year at this school and we couldn't be happier. Sending her to St. Thomas Aquinas is the best decision we could have made for her and i am excited for her to go all the way through to the 8th grade. The loving and close-knit environment has contributed to our daughter blossoming into a very secure and happy little girl. She's getting an excellent education from a staff who is more concerned with how they can help vs simply doing it for the money. The teachers truly love what they do, and it shows. Five stars in each and every way!

- submitted by a parent

August 11, 2007
My three kids finished their first year at this school. I was so happy to see how my kids were able to blossom in such a challenging but nurturing environment. The principal and the teachers totally impressed me with how dedicated and 'in tune' they were with each individual kid. Also, I can't say enough about the other parents on how helpful and encouraging they were in reaching out and making our family feel included in everything. When I asked my oldest how he likes this school, he says, 'I don't like all the homework, but I like how everyone is so nice, and I like having so many friends.' I guess that sums it up for me too.

- submitted by a parent

August 29, 2006
I am currently in eighth grade at this school and I love it! The teachers are very nice and the sisters are wonderful!!! Sister Maria Christi (principal) is awsome and is also very fun to be around. I can't say enough about Sister Jane Frances! Sister Mary Clare and Sister Anna Christi are very nice also! With mass once a week I would recommend this school to anyone!

- submitted by a student
no rating
February 04, 2006
I am currently a 6th grader at this school. I just love the way my teachers help me step by step get through some things I might not understand one bit. They also have something knew and fun for us every day. I love my school.

- submitted by a student

September 01, 2005
I am currently an 8th Grader here at Aquinas and I have to say that I love this school. The teachers are nice and challenging and the principal, Sr. Maria Christi, is a great school. I would recommend Aquinas School to anyone.

- submitted by a student

March 24, 2005
I now have 3 children at Aquinas and they are thriving. The school is a Community where students and parents care for each other. After a car crash, the school community brought my family meals 3 days a weeks for a month and also supplied child care and car pools -- and these weren't just the mom's of my children's friends, but the entire school helping my family in a time of need. The teachers, staff, and principal know the students by name and are very involved with their students. You could not ask to have your children in a more loving learning environment.

- submitted by a parent

May 26, 2004
My son has attended Aquinas for the past seven years. Aquinas has provided a challenging curriculum with an excellent blend of spritual growth. The extra-curricula activities, especially the athletic opportunities, have helped make Aquinas a school that my son looks forward to attend on a daily basis.

- submitted by a parent

January 05, 2004
I am currently an 8th grader at Aquinas and I love it! The teachers are great and the atmosphere is awesome! If you're new, they just welcome you with open arms. Sr. Dominic Mary, the principal, is the greatest! I wouldn't want to go anywhere else.

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 01, 2003
I have a student currently attending Aquinas, and I also have a former Aquinas student, during all this years I have been very happy with the kind, and quality education that my kids have received, including the moral values, that they are given at home are continue at school. As a parent of many years in Aquinas I feel very proud of all the students, present and former.

- submitted by a parent

Profile Completeness


Want to improve this school's profile?

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!
for Parents
for Schools
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Rolling deadline


Find out what parents are saying about St. Thomas Aquinas Regional School


Nearby homes for sale


Last modified: August 24, 2015

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.

GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

St. Thomas Aquinas Regional School
13750 Mary's Way, Woodbridge, VA  22191
(703) 491-4447
Last modified St. Thomas Aquinas Regional School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St. Thomas Aquinas Regional School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top