Having graduated from both St. Patrick’s Elementary School and Aquinas High School, I am very proud to be the seventh president of Aquinas Catholic Schools. I feel blessed to have been asked to lead one of the best Catholic school systems in the nation. Our two recent “United States Blue Ribbon of Excellence” awards provide evidence that our preK-12 system educates students well and prepares them to succeed. It's an honor to lead our five schools—Cathedral, St. Patrick’s, Blessed Sacrament, Aquinas Middle School, and Aquinas High School—as we improve and grow our educational programs.
I thank the alumni and friends for your ongoing support of Aquinas Catholic Schools. The generosity of our 12,000+ alumni humbles me, for we could not succeed without your sacrifice. Finally, thanks to our local parishes, who contribute over two million dollars each year to our schools. Because of this great support from you and our pastors, we can maintain our tradition of excellence in academics, athletics, social development, and faith; a tradition started in 1928.
I invite all who support Aquinas Catholic Schools to stop and visit, whether you live in La Crosse or simply return home now and then. I would appreciate the opportunity to demonstrate the qualitative progress ACS has made in education, and I would enjoy giving you a tour of our schools. Thank you all for the many ways you assist our efforts to educate the children of La Crosse and its surrounding area.
Ted Knutson, '80
Aquinas Catholic Schools