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2020

  • Happy Veterans Day!

    In honor of all the men and women who served and continue to serve this country, "Happy Veterans Day!" Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. God bless you and God bless America.
  • ALL SAINTS’ DAY

    The celebration of the Solemnity of All Saints’ Day was a joyous one. Saints were all over the place as the students and teachers dressed up as saints they look up to and admire. In front of peers the students went on stage to introduce themselves and the saints in which they were dressed. The festivities ended with a pizza lunch and recess with their friends.
  • Morning Prayers

    The students have morning prayer a little differently this year. The 8th graders live stream prayers from the chapel as students pray from their classrooms while watching the screen.
  • Fun in the snow!

    The 4th graders had a great time in the snow.
  • 2020 Ave Maria Academy Golf Classic.

    Thank you to all of our families that participated in our Golf Classic!
    Even with all of the changes to the golf tournament this year, it was a success. Hope you can join us next year at the Medina Golf & Country Club.

    Congratulations to the winning team!
    First place with a score of 57
    Doug Sabers, Andy Feterl, Luke Feterl & Nate Nelson

    Second place with a score of 62
    Matt Nelson, Alex Sommer, Ben Davis & Jaime Rocha

    Third place with a score of 64
    John Jacobson, Grant Brekke, Grant Brekke Jr. & Dede Brekke

    Fourth place with a score of 65
    Brooke Sullivan, Ian Sullivan, Steve Merriman & Nick Merriman

    Special thank you to our sponsors!
  • Crusader Cross Country Team

    It was a great afternoon for their first cross country meet of the season! We have 36 runners in grades 4th – 8th participating in cross country this year. Go Crusaders!
  • 1st Graders Enjoying the Outdoors

    1st grade students enjoy an outdoor science class observing living and non-living things.
  • 2nd Graders having some fun in the classroom.

  • 1st Day of School

    Welcome back to school Ave Maria Academy students! It looked a little different from most first days, but we sure are excited to see you here! 
  • 1st Day of School

    Welcome back to school Ave Maria Academy students! It looked a little different from most first days, but we sure are excited to see you here!
  • Mother/Daughter Event

    On Saturday, August 22nd, a group of mothers and daughters from grades 5-8 gathered in Taylors Falls for a hike. It was a wonderful morning catching up with friends while exploring God’s beauty in nature.
  • Summer Enrichment Opportunities

    Many students participated in our summer enrichment opportunities. Ave Maria was able to offer classes such as coding club, painting camp, academic review, basketball skill camp, product design camp, and rocket camp. 
  • Ave Maria Academy Presents Peter Pan Jr. (click for pictures)

    The 5th-8th grade students made up this year’s drama club. Due to school closure the play was cancelled in May and took place this past weekend with an outdoors performance. The student's rehearsed for the past few weeks to make this show a huge success. Not only did the cast learn their lines, songs, and dances, but they also created and painted the set and ran their own backstage! Congratulations to everyone in drama club for a great performance!
  • Recap of Ave Maria Academy Gala 2020

    What a gorgeous evening we had on Saturday, March 7th with 230 guests enjoying the 17th annual gala at Edinburgh USA Golf Club in Brooklyn Center, MN.  The evening successfully fulfilled what Ave Maria Academy believes:  faith, reason, virtue and community.
     
    Family and friends came together for an amazing evening of fun and generosity.  The gala raised over $212,000!  We are so grateful for the presence of so many of our families as well as the generosity you put forth in making this event possible.  

    To see images from the event visit our gala page: https://www.avemariaacademy.org/news--events/gala
     
  • Coding Club

    5th - 8th grade students displayed projects that they had been working on using the Arduino Uno Microcomputer kit during coding club.  
     
    Projects ranged from sounding buzzers and moving servo motors to multi colored LED lights and a custom built “Lie Detector” with 3-D printed box. All students did a great job in the short 3 classes they had and seemed to have a great time.
     
    A special thank you to Mr. Doug Sabers that helped out with Coding Club as well.
  • Mother/Daughter Event

    It was a great turn out for this year's PreK-4th grade mother/daughter event. The theme was "warm up with mom". Moms and daughters enjoyed hot cocoa, painted mugs, and made valentines for a group of retired Sisters. A good time was had by all!
  • Movies & Macaroni

    To kick off Catholic Schools Week, families gathered in our gymnasium for Movies & Macaroni on Sunday afternoon. They watched Mary Poppins Returns and enjoyed popcorn with their friends. Each family also donated boxes of Macaroni to support a local food bank.
  • Rocks and Minerals

    The 4th graders are studying rocks and minerals. They are testing hardness, luster and color.
  • Pre-K 3 building fine motor skills

    Playing with Play-dough is one way that Pre-K 3 students build hand strength to help support fine motor development and it is fun too!

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