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Missives from the Headmaster

Saint Patrick's Day at Ave Maria Academy

Students and staff celebrate.

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Holy Mass is celebrated at the AMA campus for the first time!

Our spiritual advisor, Father Henry Atem, joined us today and said Holy Mass.  The students sang the Our Father in Latin (also known as the Pater Noster).

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World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

September 1, 2016 To highlight our desire to live in the spirit of Laudato Si’ as a school community, Ave Maria Academy gladly takes up Pope Francis’ designation of September 1st as the first annual World ...

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Promises of the Holy Rosary

August 8, 2016 Happy Memorial of St. Dominic, the founder of the Order of Preachers, better known as the Dominicans. According to tradition, Holy Mother Mary revealed to St. Dominic the practice of praying the Rosary, ...

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Our Lady of Snows

August 5, 2016 Happy Memorial of the Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major! I couldn’t let this Marian feast day pass without drawing some attention to it. According to the Golden Legend story, this ...

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Feast of St. Mary Magdalene

July 22, 2016 Happy Feast of St. Mary Magdalene! Earlier this year, Pope Francis upgraded the Memorial of the “Apostle to the Apostles” to a Feast day of the Universal Church. Here in Coweta County, we ...

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AMA Teachers Attend Catholic Classical Schools Conference

July 15, 2016 Mr. Verlander and Mr. Carlson depart on Monday for Aston, PA and Neumann University to attend the 2016 Catholic Classical Schools Conference put on by the Institute of Catholic Liberal Education. This year’s ...

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Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary: Preparation Begins Today

July 13, 2016 In preparation for the coming school year, the faculty of Ave Maria Academy will begin St. Louis De Montfort’s 33 day preparation for a Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary to conclude on ...

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Novena to St. Maria Goretti – Day 9

July 6, 2016 Here is the prayer for the ninth and final day of the novena to St. Maria Goretti – her feast day! Did you know that Maria not only stands out as a model ...

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A member of the Missionaries of Charity venerates the relics of St. Maria Goretti at St. John Cantius Church in Chicago Oct. 12. The major relics, which are virtually all of the skeletal remains of the saint, known as the "patroness of purity," are on a U.S. "pilgrimage of mercy" this fall that will go to nearly 20 states. (CNS photo/Karen Callaway, Catholic New World) See story to come.

Novena to St. Maria Goretti – Day 8

July 5, 2016 Here is the prayer for the eighth day of the novena to St. Maria Goretti for Ave Maria Academy. Did you know that when the relics of St. Maria Goretti visited the United ...

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News and Events

Our Lady of Fatima Pilgrim Image

Join Ave Maria Academy for the Pilgrim Image of Our Lady of Fatima on April 4th.
*Please note the schedule has been moved up by 30 minutes. The procession will start at 9:30 A.M.

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Prayer Request – Kothawala Family
Dear Families and Friends of Ave Maria Academy:
It is with great sorrow I announce to you that Roger Kothawala, husband to Colleen Barreca-Kothawala and father of John Paul and Kareena at AMA, passed away last night.
I ask for your prayers for Roger’s peaceful repose and for strength and consolation for the Kothawala family at this time, and invite you to join us here at school for The Divine Mercy Chaplet and Rosary which will be offered for Roger and the Kothawala family today (March 23rd) at 2:15pm.
1250 Lora Smith Road Newnan, GA 30265
We will be informing the students at 2:15 and have encouraged parents to be on site to assist.
The community will be kept apprised of any other pertinent updates; for the time being please offer prayers and, if you can, join us this afternoon.
Ave Maria,
Mr. Verlander

Month at a Glance

May 16, 2017
  • Holy Mass with Father Guerra
    May 16, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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May 20, 2017
  • Looking to Next Year
    May 20, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Ave Maria Academy, 1250 Lora Smith Rd, Newnan, GA 30265, USA

    An informational meeting regarding the 2017-2018 school year for AMA families.

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May 26, 2017
    May 26, 2017
    Ave Maria Academy, 1250 Lora Smith Rd, Newnan, GA 30265, USA

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Why Donate?


Ave Maria Academy is a K-8 school for boys and girls, with a traditional 5-day schedule and 2 or 3 day hybrid home-school student option. We offer a Classical education in the Catholic tradition, dedicated to handing on the fullness of the Faith to cultivate virtue, the imagination, and the intellect. Ave Maria Academy is a NAPCIS Member School. NAPCIS member schools have achieved and maintain a full commitment to Catholic doctrinal orthodoxy and very high professional and academic standards (see the full standards of excellence).


Ave Maria Academy is pleased to present a new way to join our school family. Beginning with the 2017/2018 school year you may join a weekly lesson plan subscription service for $29.95 (August - May) per month. Because classical education encompasses so much more than text books, we keep our lesson plans fresh each week to include additional activities relative to the current events: Spot the International Space Station, Gardening, Astronomy events, weather events, archeological finds, relevant field trips, Catholic feast and memorial days, etc. For this reason, weekly lesson plans are published the Saturday prior to the week presented. An email will be sent, and families may log in to access new lessons. Questions may be asked of our instructors via email at any time and tutoring is available. Families need not be local to participate in this service.

The monthly subscription fee is per family and not per child; all lesson plans for all grades will be given. Text book lists will be made available in mid-May with corresponding lesson plans so that you may preview materials.

If you are interested in learning more about this new service, please provide an interest form via our website and select "Subscription Service" for the school model.

We appreciate the opportunity to serve your family!

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