We strive to educate strong women of Truth and Love
We follow Mary’s model for life. Mary invites us to trust in the truth of God’s love and the truth within ourselves. In our teaching, learning and relationships, we are seekers of Truth and people of Love. Mary teaches us humility and strength; leading the way to a relationship with God.
We are inspired by a Franciscan way of knowing Jesus. St Francis of Assisi invites us to imitate Jesus who took the side of the vulnerable and drew all into a shared humanity through inclusion and peace. Francis teaches us to delight in God’s gifts to us; shared, grown and sustained for all. Created in God’s image, we are called to see the face of God in others. Drawn from the Gospels, we profess the Franciscan values of peace, justice, simplicity and compassion, such that “All may be One” (John 17:21).
We value Helene de Chappotin’s vision for education; that learning is for fullness of life for all. Learning excellence at Ave Maria is contemporary and collaborative, rigorous and relevant. Every member of our community contributes to a learning culture of endeavour and excellence. Together, we develop a love for learning and a readiness to contribute to the world.
We are strengthened by St Clare of Assisi, a woman of firm faith, commitment and sisterly love. The young women of Ave Maria are educated to develop a strong sense of self, sisterly love for others and generous action in the world. We come to know ourselves in our relationships with each other. This is central to our understanding of wellbeing, resilience and growth.
Together, we strive for Ave Maria College to be a learning community of Truth and Love.