Ave Maria Academy

7000 Jewel Lane N
Maple Grove, MN 55311-0553
Tel: (763)494-5387
Grades: PK-8 | 207 students
Open since 1997, Ave Maria Academy teaches Pre-K 3 year olds through the 8th grade. Rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition, Ave Maria Academy forms young minds, hearts, and souls through a commitment to clear thinking, academic achievement, character formation, prayer, and service.
In an encouraging and safe environment transformed by faith, reason, and virtue, each child`s unique and God-given talents are nurtured through mastery of a rigorous curriculum and active participation in the Catholic faith.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. State or regional independent school association
Other school association(s)
National Catholic Education Association
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1997

Student Body

Total Students 207 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade Ave Maria Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 16 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $8,250
Tuition Notes Less for Pre-K
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Kristen Basgall


Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art, Band, Chess Club, Drama, Engineering for Kids, Fitness, Virtue Club Art, Band, Chess Club, Drama, Fitness, Virtue Club, Engineering for Kids,

School Notes

  • Development of Academics, including a thorough command of primary subjects, a positive initiation to a second language, and a strong foundation in computers, music, art and phisical education.
  • Development of Spirit, extending an invitation to virtue in the development of a personal relationship with Christ and the knowledge of the Catholic faith.
  • Enrichment of character, encouraging students to become trustworthy, helpful, friendly, courageous, perservering, and pure.
  • Commitment to service, building appreciation and respect for others through class projects and community involvement.

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school is Brightmont Academy (5.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Heritage Christian Academy (0.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Heritage Christian Academy (0.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Maple Grove
    Grades: PK-12 | 478 students
    0.8 miles
    15655 Bass Lake Rd
    Maple Grove, MN 55311
  • Maple Grove
    Grove Drive KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    2.7 miles
    13380 Grove Dr.
    Maple Grove, MN 55369
  • Maple Grove
    Maple Grove KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    2.8 miles
    6270 Sycamore Lane North
    Maple Grove, MN 55369
  • Minneapolis
    Providence Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-12 | 815 students
    3 miles
    15100 Schmidt Lake Road
    Minneapolis, MN 55446
  • Maple Grove
    St. John's Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 207 students
    3 miles
    9141 County Road 101
    Maple Grove, MN 55340

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5.0 Stars   02/14/13
Excellent academics. Very pleased with the way my child progressed through this school.
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The average private school tuition in Hennepin County, MN is $5,442 for elementary schools and $13,729 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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