Ave Maria College

Ave Maria College

Aberfeldie VIC, Melbourne Western Suburbs

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.

Key Facts

School uniform

The uniform is compulsory

Number of students

Total enrolment: 840
In high school: 840
In Year 12: 123

Gender in depth

Female: 100%

Male: 0%

Other Requirements

Boarding school

Offers IB

Accepts international students

Offers VCE VM

Offers VET

Our Curriculum

Subjects Overview

Math classes: streamed and mixed
English classes: vertical and mixed
LOTE taught:
Indonesian, Italian

Senior secondary subjects overview

38 VCE level 3/4 studies
211 VCE students

Senior secondary programs overview

11 VET program(s) available
61 VET students

How our students performed in Year 12

Academic Results

Scores of 40+: 7%

Median Score: 31

Satisfactory completions of VCE: 100%

Satisfactory completions of VET: 91%

Activities & Support Staff


Activities (11)


Extra-curricular (8)


Music (5)


Sports (13)

Support Staff

Support Staff (14)

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School Details









Principal: Ms Tanya Hutton


14-22 Vida St Aberfeldie Victoria 3040

Tel: (03) 9331 9300

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