Back to School in Ave Maria

Summer is coming to an end and school is starting in Naples, Florida, home to Collier County Public School District ranked third in the state of Florida. From elementary students to college students, school-aged children living in Ave Maria are ready for an exciting, successful year. Children living in Ave Maria either attend Collier County Public Schools or private schools nearby. Palmetto Ridge High, Corkscrew Middle, and Estates Elementary School are three public school options, which are all just 20 minutes away. Rhodora J. Donahue Academy, Ave Maria International School, and Ave Maria University are three private school options that are located right in town, making a quick bike ride to school an enjoyable morning and afternoon commute. Donahue Academy is one of the four K-12th private schools in Southwest Florida and is known for its outstanding college preparations. Many of the Ave Maria residents attend this school, and since Ave Maria is such a family-friendly town, mostly all the students know each other and are great friends. After school activities in Ave Maria include the swim team, Ave Maria Dance Academy, soccer and baseball teams, and more.

This week is filled with back-to-school events including a waterpark party for the Donahue Academy students this Saturday and a back-to-school concert for the AMU students on September 1st. Once the children are off to school, the residents of Ave Maria are busy with many events happening this month. Homeowners here can take part in ladies and men’s golf days and summer nights karaoke. For more events check out our website.

As schools and students are getting the ball rolling with academics, they are doing the same with athletics. There are five home sporting events between Donahue Academy and AMU in the next two weeks. Donahue Academy hosts their first high school football game next Friday August 24 and a varsity volleyball game on August 30. Ave Maria University has a men’s soccer game this Saturday August 18 and its first football of the season on Saturday August 25 vs. Point University from West Point, Georgia. With all this fun coming up, make sure everyone’s thinking caps are on for a new year filled with success.

“Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world.”

                                                         – Nelson Mandela

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