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COLLIER COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS PLANS NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN AVE MARIA

NAPLES, FL., — March 3, 2020– The town of Ave Maria, Florida will be the site of the newest public elementary school in the Collier County Public School system. Ave Maria Development and Collier County Public Schools will work collaboratively to design an elementary school that is ideally suited for the needs for the community.

“A public-school site has been in Ave Maria’s master development plan since the inception of the town. CCPS has owned the land for over a decade and we are pleased to work with our award-winning school district in bringing public schools to the community of Ave Maria,” states Blake Gable, CEO of Barron Collier Companies, co-developer of the town of Ave Maria.
The new school will consist of a single building designed to accommodate approximately 400 elementary students, kindergarten through fifth grades. Anticipated opening of the school is August 2021. Future long-range plans for Ave Maria include a public middle school as the town continues to grow.
Ave Maria is currently home to private schools including Ave Maria University, Rhodora J. Donahue Academy, and Ave Maria International Preschool. This announcement marks a milestone for Ave Maria, Collier County’s fastest growing master-planned community, offering an on-site public-school option for the town’s residents.

The Ave Maria lifestyle embraces an emphasis on education of all ages, with residents encouraged to participate in lifelong learning opportunities. Other amenities for its homeowners include water park, soccer and baseball fields, fitness center, amphitheater, dog park, bocce and tennis courts, Town Center with Publix Supermarket, commercial center with Mobil gas station, and on-site free events throughout the year. Single-family homes are available for purchase from four well-respected builders—CC Homes, Del Webb, Lennar and Pulte Homes—and are priced from the high $100s.

ABOUT & DIRECTIONS
Ave Maria has been named 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 Community of the Year, the Top Selling Single-Family Home Community in Southwest Florida, a Top 35 Master Planned Community in the United States and its active adult community, Del Webb Naples, has been named a Top 20 Places to Retire. Located in southwest Florida, minutes from the beaches and cultural attractions of Naples, Ave Maria is a self-sustaining town including shopping and dining, employment opportunities, parks and recreation, and is zoned for all A-rated Collier County public schools. At its build out, the town will include up to 11,000 residences, and 1.7 million square feet of retail, office, and business park uses in its 4,000 acres. Ave Maria is located at the intersection of Oil Well and Camp Keais Roads in Eastern Collier County. The main entrance, on Oil Well just west of Camp Keais, leads to the Town Center. Take I-75, exit 111, follow the signs east to Ave Maria, approximately 20 minutes. For more information, please visit http://www.avemaria.com/ or call 239-352-3903.

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