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
Learning Programs Supported Offer Student Services
Year Founded 2000

Student Body

Total Students 527 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
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
Average Class Size 24 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $4,995
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%


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


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: 09/03/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Regis Jesuit High School - Girls Division (7.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Parker Montessori Educational Institute (2.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Parker Montessori Educational Institute (2.5 miles away)
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