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PK-8
Private
Maple Grove, MN
Students enrolled: 165
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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6950 W Fish Lake Rd
Maple Grove, MN 55311

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(763) 494-5387
(763) 494-5389
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June 13, 2014
Everything about this program is top notch! From the families to the staff to the leadership. You cannot find a more amazing place for your kids!

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2014
A true Catholic school, that doesn't apologize for it. Not all Catholic schools are created equally, Ave Maria Academy is a true gem. The children are taught virtue in all that they do and the academics are top notch. So happy to be here.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2013
Ave Maria Academy is a great school! The kids get a very well rounded education, Faith studies are at it's foundation to strong sports and in a fun learning environment. Thanks to Ave Maria and the tremendous staff!

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2013
Ave Maria Academy is the epitome of Catholic education. It is self-supported, not attached to any parish, and yet still educates students with virtue in all areas of their lives. The educational model it uses, addressing four aspects of a student's life, is unique and successful. I am very impressed by this school!

- submitted by a community member
October 29, 2013
Amazing education! Amazing teachers! Amazing children & families! Thank you for enhancing the faith & values that we teach at home. The new campus will be great but we all know it isn't the walls that make a school...it's the people within it. Our children have received a great education preparing them for high school and beyond. We would recommend this school to all.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2013
My daughter is in their PreK4 program. She started in Ave Maria when she was 3yo. I am really impressed by what teachers teach at school. For 4 yo, they even expect them to recognize and write all the letters and numbers. They also integrate the concept of addition and subtraction in the activities they do, which will definitely prepare them to successfully master addition and subtraction in Kindergarten. Besides academic education, they offer excellent religious education too. Every month, they send home a poster who is designed to foster a virtue for the child. I am glad my daughter is receiving all-rounded education there. Teachers are truly caring and loving, treating all children as God's children.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2013
We have had children attending Ave Maria for 11 years and still counting. When we drop our children off at school in the morning, we know that they will be in the best care physically, academically and spiritually. Every child is known and loved at Ave Maria. Our older children have had great success in high school after leaving Ave Maria. All have placed in Honors classes, and most importantly, have a solid moral foundation that helps guide them everyday.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2013
I have 3 children that attend Ave Maria. This school is such a hidden gem. The academics are above any I have ever seen, and I happen to be a public school teacher. It is a community that teaches character, ethics, and integrity. It is not a private school with several wealthy families. Parents make sacrifices to ensure their children can attend this amazing little school!

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2013
Ave Maria Academy is a wonderful school!! The teachers truly care about the students, not only about their education but about who they are a a person and what they can do to become closer to Christ.

- submitted by a community member
October 25, 2013
We've had our daughter at Ave Maria Academy since Pre-K 4. From the beginning we've believed in their school mission. " Ave Maria Academy forms young minds, hearts, and souls through a commitment to clear thinking, academic achievement, character formation, prayer, and service." We are so proud of what our daughter has learned from the teachings and the exemplary staff at Ave Maria. She continues to test well above nationally for her grade. She's not only extremely intelligent for her age, but she is also respectful, caring, and compassionate. I truly appreciate how the school helps instill good values in their students. Ave Maria Academy over exceeds my expectations of what a school should offer its students.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2013
This school has been an amazing find for us! The community is wonderful and suppportive, welcoming and warm. The education for our pre-schooler has been top notch and the staff has been incredibly caring and engaging. If you are looking for superb education with a strong sense of community, look no further!

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2013
Ave Maria is a tremendous asset to the Maple Grove community where Christian values are taught and rigorous academics are practiced. They are are a wonderful blessing that educates the whole child. We would recommend the school to anyone seeking a great local education option.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2013
A fantastic school that pushes the students academically and spiritually. I have no doubt the education my kids will receive from Ave Maria Academy will help set them apart in high school and college.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2013
The teachers work so hard to help each student grow. There is a tremendous amount of personal attention!

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2013
Finding this school for my son was a blessing. He had the choice of other local schoosl but chose Ave Maria after he spent a day there "shadowing" his grade class. He enjoys every school day : his lessons are taught by experienced teachers with so much enthusiasm that learning is contagious. One of the girls made him a cute oragami figure to take home that day and his decision was made. We bought his school uniform the next day and when he asked if he might be able to wear his blazer to school every day - not just on mass days, I realized then that he was keen. Since then he has made good friendships and is growing academically and spiritually. This may be a small school but it is rich in commitment and we are excited to be a part of it

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2013
This is our second year at Ave Maria and we are so blessed to be part of this amazing school. We love the individual attention that each of our children receive from their teachers due to the small class size. Most important to us is the beauty of our Catholic faith that is lived out by the teachers, parents, families and administration of the school.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2013
Our children have been attending the school for the last 9 years...my husband and I could not be happier. We looked at quite a few schools to see what would be the best fit and we made the right decision. We realize that our children would spend more time at this school than any other school (high school & college combined) so it was important that they were being formed correctly, inline with our faith, high academic standards and family values and that they would be cared for by teachers and other students. They get that and more. We are a part of small community that volunteer at the school when we can and know what is going on in the day to day of our children's lives. Thank you Ave Maria Academy (used to be Cedarcrest Academy) not only for all that you do for our children but our family too.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2013
Ave Maria Academy is a school that is committed to helping students have a clear focus on what it means to be a lifelong learner as well as helping their students strive to be saints through the practice of different virtues. I enjoy the way the school helps me to come alive as a person as I work in an environment that challenges me to grow and I feel that I am supported by not only the staff and faculty but the students as well. I come to work looking forward to each new day and the ways that I can see how Christ is working in the hearts of my students as well as within myself. I am happy, blessed and proud to work for Ave Maria Academy and fully support them as a school!

- submitted by a teacher
October 25, 2013
This school has a hard time keeping track of paperwork. Also parents aren't given fair chances to volunteer only those who are friends with the room parent will ever be allowed to participate.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2013
Ave Maria Academy is a school like no other - every child is respected and treated as a son or daughter of God. The teachers are utterly amazing, and are dedicated to each child's success. Everyone goes above and beyond, and it shows!

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 27, 2009
This is an amzing school with great kids, teachers and parents!

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2009
My wife and I love Cedarcrest Academy. The school instills the Catholic faith, emphasizes the education basics of reading, writing, science and math and students are polite, respectful and smart!

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2009
This school is amazing! Small class sizes, great academics, above average test scores and single gender education from K-3rd grade, which will be continuing up into the upper grades and eventually a new high school. This is how all schools should be!!

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2009
As new parents, we are very happy and our expectatons have been exceeded for our Kindergartner. My daughter loves her school, her friends and her teachers. The Kinder Campus is a very positve, wholesome, place for my child.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2009
Fabulous education, great focus on the fundamentals and forming the entire child. I have two small children in the younger grades and could not be happier, both academically and with how they fit into the community

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2009
This school employs a time-tested tool of education: positive reinforcement and attention to the individual. Like many other classical based benchmarks, Cedarcrest holds fast to a series of criteria which is measurable and remarkable to witness in the making. I have watched my own children rise through the rigorous program meeting the challenges with a dynamic eagerness rivaled only by the ownership I expect of them in my own home! I see my children actively engaged in experiential and leadership roles which will prepare them for a practical, realistic, and wholistic approach to the world in which they live. The quility formation Cedarcrest employs does not stop with the human formation, but the whole child, in all ways--emotional, physical, intelectual, spiritual!

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 24, 2009
I love the family feel of this school. The staff, teachers, and other families really go the extra mile so that everyone feels connected and as though they are an intergral part of the whole here. I feel like my child is leaps and bounds ahead academically of where she would be if she were not at Cedarcrest and the spiritual and aposolistic teachings make my child a very well-rounded individual. I don't go to any events where I don't get comments about what a well-behaved child I have and I firmly believe that much of that dedication to succeed and behavior is due to the education she receives from Cedarcrest Academy.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2009
We recently moved here from the West coast and our transition to the Maple Grove area has been wonderful. We can overlook the crazy weather because it is ALWAYS sunny at school. The administration and staff are so united in purpose and it really shows. I can not put into words how happy my kids are this year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 24, 2009
Cedarcrest Academy does an excellent job teaching not only strong academics but also developing leadership skills such as public speaking and service to others - even at a young age! - and also helps the students to grow in virtue and a life of faith. They are truly making an impact on the future as they create the leaders of tomorrow.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2009
Cedarcrest Academy has been a fabulous experience. Every parent wants their child to be happy to be able to make solid and right decisions that will be based on logic, intelligence and concern for the common good. Cedarcrest has extended my parenting style into my childs daily education and support these same ideals. The faculty and staff share my desires for my son. They challenge him academically and give him the attention he needs to succeed. Because my son is continually provided with consistent messages concerning his overall education, emotional well being and ledership skills, he is thriving. No one can ask for more. I never worry about his future because his present is so strong.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2009
My son has been at Cedarcrest since Kindergarten (he's now in 5th grade) and it's been a thrill to see how he has grown into a mature, self-confident, smart, happy young man. The intellectual formation is excellent, and the fact that he is happy and motivated in a good, loving environment makes it easier for him to excel in academics. There is a real atmosphere of love and acceptance among the students and staff and he loves coming to school. The teachers are excellent and the curriculum is very solid.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 24, 2009
Cedar Crest Academy is a great school and I would recommend it to anyone. If you are looking for your child to grow academically, aposolistically as well as spiritually this is the school. The parents are very involved which creates a family atmosphere. Our principle and teachers are the best. My daughter would not want to go to any other school. To me that is the most important, my child wanting to go to school every day and wanting to do her best! :)

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2009
Every morning my children are excited to go to school. They are challenged everyday to become positive christian leaders for the future. Each day they grow in their intellect, spirituality and in their apostolic formation by reaching out to the community. These are all building blocks that from a person's character. They are witness to the positive role models of their teachers, their principal and the staff. It was the best decision we made as parents to move our children to Cedarcrest.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 24, 2009
Our three daughters love Cedarcrest Academy. They love their teachers and they love learning. Cedarcrest offers much more than academic excellence which is imperative as they mold our future leaders. The staff, parents and kids at Cedarcrest are an absolute joy. If you have children, you need to contact the Principal, Mr. Jason Slattery, to learn how your child(ren) and family can benefit from getting involved with Cedarcrest Academy.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2009
Cedarcrest Academy is a school like no others. We can trust that the best interest of our children is primary to all of the staff, they are challenged to grow body, soul, heart and mind. The staff really knows each child and helps them to grow in virtue, leadership and responsibility. Way to Go!

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2009
My children look forward to going to school everyday! I wish I had a school like this when I grew up.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2009
This is a GREAT school! My children not only learn at a pace nearly two grade levels above the national average; they also receive the best spiritual and character formation.

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2008
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- submitted by a student
November 14, 2007
As a mom, I cannot get enough of Cedarcrest! I learn so much just having the kids there, and only wish I had had this sort of education and formation when I was a kid! Everyone loves it, and everyone is so eager to help out with any activity. The other thing that to me is so amazing is the involvement of everyone, the strong core convictions of excellence and Christian faith, and the charity between everyone!

- submitted by a parent
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Ave Maria Academy
6950 W Fish Lake Rd, Maple Grove, MN  55311
(763) 494-5387
Last modified Ave Maria Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Ave Maria Academy Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 40 reviews. Top