Since 1963, Ave Maria College has been an intrinsic part of its local community, providing a welcoming and nurturing environment for young women, guided by the Franciscan values of Truth, Love, Peace and Compassion. Our College motto — Striving for Truth through Love — inspires us to learn about ourselves, our relationships with others and the world around us, so we can belong, grow and thrive.
At Ave Maria College, we foster a culture of rigorous academic achievement, underpinned by self-confidence and a deep relationship with God. It is through these principles and the pillars of learning, growth, community and faith, that our students leave the College thriving — both personally and professionally — empowered to shape their own future.
Ave Maria College is a high performing Catholic secondary school. We challenge our students to strive for excellence from Year 7, ensuring they are prepared for their senior studies in VCE and VET along with their future pathways.
At Ave Maria College, students are known and nurtured so they can thrive. It is our slightly smaller school size that enables us to know our students. Unique skills are recognised, developed and celebrated, imparting students with the courage to excel in whatever career pathway they choose.
We are rich in tradition and we are future-focused. We provide contemporary learning environments that spark curiosity and encourage students to seek new knowledge and skills. With an emphasis on design thinking, STEM and enterprise skills, our innovative curriculum prepares our students with the dispositions for their chosen career and workforce of the future.
We work closely with families and students to address specific interests, needs and capabilities by developing bespoke learning programs that may include off-campus VET and university subjects.
Educating young women of the future requires the infrastructure to match. The College boasts state-of-the-art facilities including contemporary learning spaces, which work to maximise the learning potential in all students.
Above all, Ave Maria College seeks to empower our students, providing a foundation of belonging and giving them the curiosity to explore, courage to excel, confidence to thrive, compassion to love and community to grow.