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9056 E. Parker Rd
Parker, CO 80138

Main: (720) 842-5400
Attendance Line: (720) 842-5410
Parker Catholic School 

"From the first moment that a student sets foot in a Catholic school, he or she ought to have the impression of entering a new environment, one illumined by the light of faith and having its own unique characteristics . . . an environment permeated with the Gospel spirit of love and freedom."
Religious Dimension of Education in a Catholic School
The Congregation for Catholic Education, Rome, 1988.

Ave Maria Catholic 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.  Our goal is for each person in our school family to understand the responsibility of putting faith into action, to experience the joy of serving Christ in the needy and poor among us, and to follow Christ's call to build a world grounded in faith and justice. 

Why Ave Maria Catholic School?

  • Traditional Catholic education for students entering preschool through eighth grade, which includes:
    o Regular opportunities for the community to experience prayer and the Sacraments
    o A strong Religious Studies curriculum that helps to deepen each student's personal faith life
    o On-going opportunities for faculty and staff to grow in their own faith as role models for the young people we serve
    o An active partnership with parents, as they guide their children academically and spiritually
  • Core Knowledge curriculum and rigorous academics; ranks in top 20% in schools nationwide in ITBS test scores
  • Accredited through NCEA/AdvancED, a nationally renowned school evaluation organization
  • Certified faculty and staff with over 250 years experience
  • "State of the Art" technology including Promethean Boards, SMART boards, and ELMOs in the classroom
  • Tuition Assistance and Student Services available
  • New Parish Life Center with full gymnasium
  • Voted "Best of the Best" school in Parker in 2011 and 2012
  • Named Top 100 Workplaces in Colorado by the Denver Post in 2012 and 2013 

Please stop by for a personal tour of our facility and discover how you can offer your child an exceptional educational opportunity.

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