Student life at Ave Maria Catholic School consists of faith-filled academics during the school day and activities and clubs, as well as athletics after school. Students also have the opportunity to engage in learning while socializing through the form of field trips, educational programs such as Young AmeriTowne and International Towne, and overnight trips like the Washington D.C. Experience. Community involvement and support is a fundamental part of the student life at Ave Maria Catholic School. Parents and students alike are indoctrinated into and embrace the experiences of the true Catholic culture offered at Ave Maria Catholic School and Parish.
Young AmeriTowne is an “award-winning educational program offered to 5th and 6th grade teachers to help teach students about business, economics and free enterprise in a fun and hands-on way. Young AmeriTowne has received countless accolades for its engaging format and its applicability across all types of student and school demographics. More than 235 schools across Colorado participate in Young AmeriTowne each year”. The sixth grade students at Ave Maria Catholic School participate in Young AmeriTowne in mid February.
International Towne is a “one-of-a-kind educational program offered to 6th, 7th and 8th grade teachers to help teach students about global economics through fun, hands-on, experiential learning”. The seventh grade students at Ave Maria Catholic School participate in International Towne in late March.
The Washington D.C. Experience is offered to students in eighth grade at Ave Maria Catholic School. Students raise funds throughout sixth, seventh, and eighth grade to offset the cost of the week-long trip. Ave Maria Catholic School utilizes WorldStrides, a student travel organization, to help plan trip details and itineraries. The students are also escorted by teacher and parent chaperones.