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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 224 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,990
  • Acceptance rate: 97%
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1997
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
224 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 22%
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
38%
Average Class Size
19 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Uniform)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Less for Pre-K & Kindergarten students
% on Financial Aid
28%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$3,500
Acceptance Rate
97%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Erin Murphy

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

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.
Profile last updated: 03/05/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
My daughter is a new student this year. What a positive and energizing environment! From the administrative staff to educators, to students, just genuine warmth that has exceeded my expectations. We are looking forward to this academic year!
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5  
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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5  
Excellent academics. Very pleased with the way my child progressed through this school.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 224 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,990
  • Acceptance rate: 97%
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Hennepin County, MN is $8,310 for elementary schools and $13,461 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Hennepin County, MN is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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