Student Life

Extra-Curricular Activities

Although academics are high priority at Ave Maria Academy we believe the students formation, athletic opportunities, and other enrichments are vital components in the development of the whole child.

Clubs & Activities

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  • Band

    Ave Maria Academy is pleased to partner with the MacPhail Center for Music for our band program. The instruction is offered to 4th - 8th Graders and classes run throughout the school year, meeting 2x per week.
  • Beyond Hoops

    Teaching the fundamentals of basketball to our future Crusaders in grades 1-4. This program will introduce the three basic fundamentals of basketball; dribbling, passing and shooting. There will be a lot of games and drills to get kids excited about basketball.
    The basketballs are size 28.5 and the baskets will be lowered to 8.5’.
  • Chess Club

    Run by Twin Cities Chess Club
    Offered to Kindergarten - 8th Graders
    Classes on Strategies and Tactics; Openings, Middlegame and Endgame; Solving Puzzles
  • Drama Club

    The Drama Club offers Ave Maria students in 5th – 8th grade the opportunity for hands on participation in the arts. Club members take the lead in staging three school-sponsored performances each year, including the Grandparent’s Day Program, the Christmas Pageant and the Spring Play. Students meet once a week after school where they learn about all aspects of theater production.
  • Engineering for Kids

    Ave Maria Academy hosts 2 Engineering For Kids classes - One for K-2nd grade & one foe 3rd - 5th grade.

    Inspiring the next generation of engineers!
    Engineering For Kids brings science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), to kids ages 4 to 14 in a fun and challenging way through classes, camps, clubs, and parties.  We are proud to inspire children to build on their natural curiosity by teaching engineering concepts through hands-on learning. Engineering is, after all, one of the fastest growing industries in the world!
  • Kidz Art

    By using our simple drawing method, certified instructors help students create original works of art beyond what they thought possible. We are a drawing based program, complimented with artistic projects and curriculum that never repeat from age 2-18. They offer exposure to many mediums over the course of a student’s education. They offer:
    • a nurturing, safe,  non competitive environment
    • easy-to-learn drawing techniques that bring ideas to life.
    • a no mistake philosophy that allows students to take risks and think outside the box.
    • age appropriate, safe, professional-level fine art supplies and materials
    • activities that promote problem solving skill development
    • focus exercises
    • techniques to relax through art
    • music to enhance art expression
  • Soccer Shots

    Soccer Shots is a nationally recognized, engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on character development. Their caring team positively impacts children’s lives on and off the field through best-in- class coaching, communication, and curriculum. They provide an exceptional customer experience and ongoing communication with parents. Soccer Shots coaches are thoroughly trained to teach our expert-approved curriculum that is both age-appropriate and aligns with childhood education standards.  Their goal is simple: to leave a lasting, positive impact on every child we serve!