Donahue Academy

  • Our school is located in Ave Maria, Florida  A National Top 50 Catholic School. 1865 SAT average for class of 2012.
  • PreK-12.  Located in the Ave Maria University Community.  International students welcome.
  • Dual Enrollment and Host Family Programs.  Offering Daily Mass, Virtue Education, Sports and College Prep Academics.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Private Catholic and Independent Schools (NAPCIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded2007

Student Body

Total Students275 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Donahue Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size20 students
Average SAT score1330
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,400
Tuition NotesGrades 9-12 Tuition = $10,500 Need based financial aid Accept Step up For Students
Admissions DirectorJanet DeLiso

Sports

Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Softball, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFootball,
SoccerSoftball,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Drama, Scholar Bowl, Student Life Committee

School Notes

  • Striving for a culture of excellence: Where students encounter Christ And learn to see truths in relation to each other So that they illuminate each other and reality Leading to an appreciation for the unity of all truth.
  • We Provide Classical Education in the Catholic Tradition. We Provide Classical Education which: Exposes the students to Truth, Beauty and Goodness. Is structured and integrated, not only the transmission of knowledge but also the integration and synthesis of information. Focuses on the acquisition of knowledge through reading by focusing whenever possible on original texts and classics. Presents various academic disciplines in a sequence corresponding to a pupil's developing ability to think abstractly, and in an age and developmentally appropriate manner. Studies not simply individual academic disciplines, but also specifically essential truths that transcend the disciplines- especially those truths emphasizing human dignity and worth. Develops a sense of wonder and a love for learning Trains the mind in the tools of learning using the Trivium: 1. The Grammar Stage (Grades K-4) which focuses on presenting information, the broad acquisition of facts and laying the foundation of knowledge. 2. The Logic Stage (Grades 5-8) which focuses on organizing information gathered in the Grammar Stage, making connections and learning to evaluate evidence. 3. The Rhetoric Stage (Grades 9-12) which focuses on synthesizing and learning to express increasingly complex insights with eloquence and precision.
  • We work in the context of the Catholic Educational Tradition which: Creates a Catholic Academic Community Where Students Encounter Christ In a personal relationship of authentic love with Jesus In the Sacraments- especially in daily Mass In the study of Scripture In our interactions, service and love for each other In our encounters with academic subjects and the truths they reveal
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