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Stone Builder

We have unprecedented, nationwide demand from parents and students flocking to the rapidly growing haven of Ave Maria.

The quality of Donahue Academy’s Catholic classical education is renown. That’s why we welcomed 80 new students this year and have over 200 more on our waiting list. Families are moving to Ave Maria so their children can attend Donahue Academy, but the majority of our classes are waitlisted. 

Fulfilling the mission and vision of Ave Maria as a Catholic town where families are supported in their vocation to raise their children in the Catholic faith depends on Donahue Academy.

We’re at full capacity with 420 students.

New students who hope to attend have nowhere to go.

We are currently planning to add a modular classroom unit to our campus that will enable us to enroll students from our waiting list in 2025, with an ultimate growth target of 750 students to serve the long-term needs of the families of Ave Maria Parish.  For more infomation on our expansion plans, please contact our principal, Marc Snyder, at, or our development director, Brigid Luzarraga, at

Donahue graduates are prepared to bring Christ to the world --- 100% of our graduates are accepted into college, and 75% of them choose a Catholic college.  The Church and our nation need more Donahue Academy graduates.   


With your partnership, we can make it happen!

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Donahue Academy challenges you to stand up in front of an entire community, make a claim and then boldly defend it … something I’ve relied on heavily in the face of all the new viewpoints I’ve encountered in college.

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- Abbey Lawe ‘20

Donahue Academy
Equipping Children for Life--
Now and In Eternity!


Contact Us

Donahue Academy of Ave Maria


4955 Seton Way
Ave Maria, FL 34142



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