Ave Maria Academy

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.State or regional independent school association
Other school association(s)
National Catholic Education Association
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1997
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students195 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
31%
State avg.: 16%
Students by GradeAve Maria Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
38%
Average Class Size18 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$8,625
Tuition NotesLess for Pre-K & Kindergarten students
% on Financial Aid
47%
Average Financial Aid Grant$3,500
Acceptance Rate
97%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJennifer Newman

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
SoccerVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Engineering for Kids, Virtue Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Drama, KidzArt

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Beyond Hoops 1st - 4th grade basketball program, Soccer Shots

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.

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    St. Raphael School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 219 students
    6.3 miles
    7301 Bass Lake Road
    Minneapolis, MN 55428
    (763)504-9450
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Ave Maria is an exceptional school. The staff is dedicated to getting the best education for each and every student. Family involvement is an integral part of the Ave Maria experience.
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Excellent academics. Very pleased with the way my child progressed through this school.
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