Ave Maria College, Aberfeldie VIC







Established: 1963

Principal: Tanya Hutton

Address: 14-22 Vida Street, Aberfeldie 3040


Key Information


67 Teaching

32 Non Teaching


$7,920 (Year 7)

$9,260 (Year 12)

VCE Subjects



Indonesian & Italian


VET Available

About our school

When you set foot on our campus you immediately feel a sense of welcoming and belonging. The Ave
Community is safe, open and supportive, and we pride ourselves on knowing, nurturing and developing every student. There is a real sense of community and genuine student voice in decisions.
Our slightly smaller cohort sizes and compact campus mean that we get to know our students, not just in the classroom, but through the myriad of co-curricular and leadership activities available.

We offer a wide range of VCE and VCE/VET subjects across all disciplines. A key feature of our academic program is the diversity of subjects available and the support for individual pathways. We work closely with families and students to address specific interests, needs and capabilities by developing bespoke learning programs that may include off-campus VET and university subjects.

Our growing Alumnae network, known as Ave Belong, is a testament to the successful community at Ave. We share and celebrate the stories of our Alumnae to encourage our current students to pursue their goals and dreams. The diversity in pathways and achievements of our Alumnae reflects the hard work and belief instilled in our students and a legacy of the positive culture and community we uphold.

Principal's Message

At Ave Maria College, we provide a welcoming and nurturing environment for young women, guided by the Franciscan values of Truth, Love, Peace and Compassion. We are committed to building a safe, open, and supportive community where our students feel a strong sense of belonging and connectedness.

As a high performing Catholic secondary school, we challenge our students to strive for excellence from Year 7, ensuring they are prepared for their senior studies and future pathways.

Above all, we seek to empower our students and provide them with a foundation of belonging to foster the curiosity to explore, courage to excel, confidence to thrive, compassion to love and community to grow. 

Ms Tanya Hutton


Quick Facts

  • All students study Religious Education
  • We are guided by the Franciscan values of Truth, Love, Peace and Compassion
  • 90% of the class of 2021 were offered their 1st or 2nd University preference
  • 89.90 median ATAR for our top 25% of students in 2021
  • We offer International study tours to Indonesia, Italy and the USA
  • Year 10 students can accelerate in VCE studies
  • We run camps at Year 7 and 9 with a retreat at Year 12
  • We have a Horizons program to challenge students
  • We participate in SCSA sports programs
  • We offer a broad range of student leadership positions

More from the school

2021 NAPLAN Results

Year Reading Writing Spelling Grammar Numeracy
Year 7 566 549 571 547 550
Year 9 589 567 602 597 577

This table above shows the average student results for the year 2021. Data sourced from: https://www.myschool.edu.au

2022 NAPLAN Results

Year Reading Writing Spelling Grammar Numeracy
Year 7 561 567 559 556 550
Year 9 601 601 586 596 585

This table above shows the average student results for the year 2022. Data sourced from: https://www.myschool.edu.au


University enrolled: 77%
TAFE/VET enrolled 11%
Employment 2%

Campus Locations

Main Campus

14-22 Vida Street, Aberfeldie, 3040

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