The Catholic Faith is center to Ave Maria Academy. Not only is Catholicism woven throughout the curriculum, but our Faith is integral to our day both individually and as an academy as a whole.
Although not all of our curriculum comes from a Catholic provider; we incorporate our faith throughout our classes. In history we study not only the history of the world but Church history as well. Religion is offered as a weekly class.
We have monthly Bible verses that are memorized and recited each class day and monthly virtues that are discussed and practiced. The “Pater Noster,” “Ave Maria,” and “Gloria Patri” are learned and recited. Each class begins with a prayer.
We pray together as an entire academy. Starting in September 2014, we begin our day with 7:45 am Mass at St. Mark’s Church, Catonsville. After Mass, we have meditation, which is a parent-led reflection on the readings, Saints, or liturgical time. At noon, we pray the Angelus. After lunch, we gather again in the Church for Rosary or Chaplet of the Divine Mercy (depending on day of the week / time of the year).
Ave Maria Academy takes high school students on the following retreats: