Ave Maria Catholic School

9056 East Parker Rd
Parker, CO 80138-0801
Tel: (720)842-5400
Grades: PK-8 | 527 students
Ave Maria Catholic School is, proudly and uniquely, a part of 6% of Core Knowledge schools that are parochial.
AMCS recognizes the importance and value of a strong core curriculum that is built grade by grade.
As a Friend of Core Knowledge, Ave Maria Catholic School will continue to develop a foundation for students to learn in an environment that is "coherent, cumulative, and content-specific" while fostering positive individual growth, self-discipline, and responsible involvement in school and community.
We will strive to have each student build a lasting relationship with God so that upon leaving, our students will possess a passion for learning, open minds, and the ability to adapt to a diverse and changing world.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 2000

Student Body

Total Students 527 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
5%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Ave Maria Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 34 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size 24 students

Finances and Admission

Yearly Tuition Cost $4,995
% on Financial Aid
7%
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,000
Acceptance Rate
98%
National avg.: 85%

Sports

Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Softball, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
SoftballVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Boy/Girl Scouts, MathCounts Club, Spelling Club, Student Council Spelling Club, Boy/Girl Scouts,
MathCounts Club,
Student Council,

School Notes

  • Faith education for students entering Preschool through 8th grade
  • Traditional school year
  • Accredited through NCEA/AdvancEd, a nationally renowned school evaluation organization
  • Certified and caring faculty and staff with over 250 years experience
  • Core Knowledge Curriculum and rigorous academics; ranks in the top 20% of all schools nationwide in ITBS scores
  • Low student-to-teacher ratio
  • Competitive sports programs through CSAL (Catholic Schools Athletic League of Denver)
  • Extra-curricular clubs and activities; MathCounts, Student Council, Spelling Club, Boy/Girl Scouts.
  • Art, Music, P.E., Rosetta Stone Spanish Enrichment Program, and "State of the Art" Technology including SMART Boards in the classrooms
  • 95 % of graduates accepted in their "first choice" high school
  • Financial Aid and Student Services available
  • Voted "Best of the Best" school in Parker for 2011 and 2012
  • Named Top 100 Workplaces in Colorado by the Denver Post in 2012

Profile last updated: 01/17/2016

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School Reviews

5.0  10/29/2016
What an amazing school! We've sent our children to Ave Maria for 4 years and wouldn't have them anywhere else. They are always greeted with a smile and welcomed everyday. Our administrative staff along with our teachers truly care about every student. The education programs continue to improve each year keeping Ave Maria students years ahead of their grade level in many subjects. Mrs Loiselle absolutely does provide for and care about her students. Our teachers are awesome. Our students excel. Ave Maria is an excellent choice for Catholic education.
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