At Aquin, the heart of our work is found in our vision: Be it known to all who enter here that Christ is the reason for our school. He is the unseen but ever present teacher in our classes. He is the model for our faculty and the inspiration of our students. This vision further supports and is further supported by our mission. As a school, we believe in education that is Christ centered and innovative, based on faith, integrity, and truth. The Aquin System believes in commitment to individuals and community, Christian values, and family life. The Aquin System educators in cooperation with its parish communities are committed to providing each individual with knowledge and skills to prepare them for lifelong service to church, community, and the global world. At the present time, Aquin serves students and families from three counties—Jones, Jackson, and Dubuque. Our services extend to families in Cascade, Bernard, Monticello, and Farley. We have 273 students in grades PK-8 including students from multiple ethnicities and both rural and city residents. We educate students with exceptional needs and serve a free and reduced population of nearly 25%. In addition, our latchkey, three-year-old preschool, and religious education programs serve hundreds of additional students and their families. With service as one of our fundamental practices, community outreach has allowed us to have an impact locally, nationally, and globally.