Ave Maria Catholic School

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Basic Information

Address: 9056 East Parker Road, Parker, CO 80138
County: Douglas
School District: Diocese of Colorado Springs
Phone Number: 720-842-5400
Fax Number: 720-842-5402
Principal: Terri Loiselle
School Type: Parochial

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Additional Information

Accreditation: Accredited through NCEA/AdvancED
Founded: 2000
Ages/Grades: 3-13 years, Preschool through 8th grade
School Schedule: 8:00-3:00
School Size: 460 enrolled
Classroom Size: 26 students
Student/Teacher Ratio: 14:1



Core Knowledge

After School Programs: Yes
School Championships:

We have also won Best of Best School in Parker for 7 years and Top Workplace by the Denver Post for 3 years

School Clubs:

National Junior Honor Society, Spelling club, Athletics, Math Club, Student Council, participation in Young AmeriTowne and International Towne, engineering club, art club

Notable Graduates/Alumni:

Frank Cahill, 2012 Colorado State Spelling Champion and 7th Place National Spelling Finalist

Admissions Deadline: Rolling
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.

Philosophy/Belief Statement: The goal of Ave Maria Catholic School is to provide a Christian atmosphere in which a student is encouraged to grow in spiritual values, right judgment, and academic knowledge. Every effort is made to guide each student's spiritual, intellectual, and social and emotional development in the light of the teachings of Jesus Christ. Ave Maria Catholic School strives to act in a professional manner to participate in the spiritual growth of the students. An atmosphere of faith and friendliness are conducive to Christian learning. Ave Maria Catholic school strives to offer its students academic programs that emphasize both traditional and contemporary methods. A relationship between student and teacher must be one of mutual trust and confidence.
School History: 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 now serves 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.
Notes/School Information:

Ave Maria Caholic School is, proudly and uniquely, a part of 6% of Core Knowledge schools that are parochial. AMCS recognizes the importance and value of a strong core curriculum that is built grade by grade. As a Friend of Core Knowledge, Ave Maria Catholic School will continue to develop a foundation for students to learn in an environment that is "coherent, cumulative, and content-specific" while fostering positive individual growth, self-discipline, and responsible involvement in school and community. We will strive to have each student build a lasting relationship with God so that upon leaving, our students will possess a passion for learning, open minds, and the ability to adapt to a diverse and changing world.

  • • 95% of 8th Grade Accepted into Private/Public High School of 1st Choice
    • Highly Qualified Tenured Staff & Administration with over 700 years of Teaching Experience
    • Student Services & Differentiated Instruction to Meet Diverse Needs of All Learners
    • Faith Based Environment Permeated in Catholic Teachings & Strong Community Involvement
    • State of the Art Technology with Challenging Academics with Classical Core Knowledge Curriculum
    • Sports, Clubs, and Extra-Curricular Activities
    • Before and After Care/Bus Transportation
    • Half and Full Day Preschool and Jr. K
    • Voted Best of the Best School in Parker for 7 years
    • Voted Top Workplace by the Denver Post for 3 years