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  • 25th Day of School

    The students celebrated the 25th day of school in honor of Ave Maria's 25th year as a Catholic school. Mr. and Mrs. Schmitz spoke to the students about how the school got started and their journey along the way. They received a sticker, Ave Maria pencil and during lunch they enjoyed cookies. The students will pray throughout the year for our school to have a thriving 25 more years.
  • Honoring Mary

    The 3rd & 4th Grade classes enjoyed saying a decade of the Rosary together to honor Mary on Her special feast day!
  • Fun in Pre-k4!

    The Pre-k4 students are having fun exploring pattern blocks.
  • First Day of School

    Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year, students! We're thrilled to have you all back and hope you have a wonderful first day! And a special shout out to Card My Yard in Maple Grove for the awesome back to school welcome. 
  • Back To School Night

    It was so fun to see all of our families at Back To School night last night. The energy in the building was amazing and we are looking forward to starting off a great school year in just a few days.
  • Mother/Daughter Canoe Trip

    Mothers and daughters in the 5th-8th grades enjoyed a beautiful day on the lake testing out their canoeing abilities at Interstate State Park in Taylors Falls.
  • Friendly Competition

    Now 9th grade girls vs dads/brothers. A lot of competition and fun rivalry among the teams!
  • 8th Grade Class of 2021

    Congratulations to our 8th grade graduates! Best of luck as you each go your separate ways and off to high school in the fall. Enjoy the adventure!
  • Crusader Classic 5K

    Thank you to everyone who supported our 7th Annual Crusader Classic 5K.  What a successful event, raising over $37,000! Since tuition does not cover our operating costs, we rely on the fundraising events such as the 5K, the Golf Classic and the Gala, along with the Annual Fund, to make up the difference! Thank you for your support, donations, and prayers!
  • Ave Maria Academy Band Concert

    This is the fifth year for our band program and ten 5th-8th grade band students held an impressive performance for their family and friends. The students are instructed by Mr. Pete Enblom with McPhail Center for Music. They played a number of songs and impressed the school with their talents in such a short time of learning their instruments. We hope that the upcoming 4th graders will be interested in this growing program at Ave Maria.
  • May Crowning

    This was a special day for our 2nd graders who have received their first Holy Communion this year.
    The celebration began with the students, staff and teachers of Ave Maria Academy honoring Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth with a beautiful votive Mass, procession, and crowning. God blessed us with the sunshine and warmth on this beautiful day. Praise God for His goodness and beauty!
  • Ave Maria Academy Presents Seussical Jr.

    The amazing 5th-8th grade students were delighted to perform in person the musical Seussical. The prek-4th graders were able to enjoy a special performance during the school day on Friday, and family and friends were welcomed to three other live performances –one on Friday night and two on Saturday.  The cast mesmerized all with their singing, dancing, and acting.  The show was a ton of fun and a huge success!  Congratulations to everyone for their stellar performances!
  • Volleyball

    What a fun season for all four volleyball teams. Way to go Crusaders!
  • Fish Dissections

    The 7th grade students dissected fish during Science class. 
  • CSCOE Big Bang Science Fair

    Ave Maria Academy had two students in grades 6th through 8th representing our school at the CSCOE Big Bang Science Fair.
    Congratulations to Morgan (8th grade) and Izu (6th grade) who competed in the Big Bang Catholic Science Fair. 
    50 students out of 200 were selected to compete. Morgan placed 2nd in the 6th-8th grade category with her science project.
    Congratulations to our students for their hard work and fantastic projects!
  • 6th Grade

    The 6th graders made plaster fossils in Earth Science, as part of their fossils and geologic time unit.
  • 4th Graders

    The 4th grade students finished their life science unit by creating a Super Prey or Super Predator. They chose traits and strengths important to their animal. Students learned how to peer review and revise their projects.
  • 1st Grade on Parade

    Mrs. Lee’s 1st Grade Krewe of Rollin’ Readers paraded for Mardi Gras. Students were asked to create a shoe box float based on a book of their choice!! 
  • Mass and Muffins

    This morning the school celebrated Mass and muffins with the Most Revered Bishop Cozzens. His Excellency made a visit to each classroom and answered questions from the students.  It was a great way to celebrate our last day of Catholic Schools Week!
  • Outside Gym Class

    All of the students have been enjoying sledding during gym class this week.
  • The Pre K-3 students

    The Pre K-3 students enjoyed water coloring the letter R.
  • 5th Grade Science

    The 5th graders did a science experiment with soil and sand. It was nice to be back for in person learning!

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