Mission and History

Mission Statement:

As disciples of our Lord, Jesus, we are called to model gospel values in all we do and to inspire the students to make a profound difference in their community now and in the future. Therefore, our mission at Ave Maria Catholic School is the education and development of the whole person (spiritual, moral, intellectual, physical, social, and emotional) allowing each student to achieve their full potential through solid Catholic teachings, challenging academics, and strong community involvement.


Ave Maria Catholic School was built in 1999-2000.  In its first school year of September 2000, it opened its doors with an enrollment of 150 students in kindergarten through fourth grade.  Additional grade levels have been added and currently serve approximately 500 students in preschool through eighth grade. The school continues to grow under the guidance and direction of a dedicated administration, faculty, and staff, both lay and religious, who strive together to provide the highest level of academic excellence with pride in the school’s Catholic mission.