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As a Mount Aviat alumna, I always wanted our children to attend MAA. Mount Aviat provides a stellar education while nurturing children in the Catholic faith. Words cannot express our gratitude for the Oblate Sisters and teachers of Mount Aviat Academy.                            ~ Stacey Black, Class of '93 and parent

The Oblate Sisters provided me with a great, well-rounded education. They educate students intellectually, socially, civically, and spiritually. By receiving a strong foundation in many different subjects, I was able to do well in high school, college, and beyond. It also gave me a strong foundation in the Catholic faith. "Live Jesus" means that our Catholic faith should guide us in all we do at school, work, or home. It means setting a good example for others.                                                                    ~ Gregory Barr, Class of '01     

We are blessed to be a part of Mount Aviat. Students are taught by Sisters and teachers who dedicate their careers and vocations to ensure students are the best they can be. Parents should thank God for the blessing to send their kids to MAA and for their amazing kids who keep up with the rigor of the education they receive. Enjoy the time you have at this fantastic, magical place. There will be times when you wonder if it's worth it. After 25 years as an MAA parent, the answer is undeniably “yes.” Get involved and make dear friends; see the beauty and love of the greatest team ever, the Oblate Sisters. MAA would just be another school, if not for them. They devote their lives to ensuring each of us knows the importance of God and work tirelessly to make our experience the best. They teach, listen, and work for us, but most importantly, pray for us every day. The have made MAA a school filled with love; love of God, love of family, and love of each other. As a parent, coach and man, I've experienced the best and worst moments here, however I have always felt the love of this place. The coming together as a community to lift each other, sharing both victory and defeat. It's more than just books, computers, and sports. It's truly a little piece of heaven. You know you can always return and someone will be waiting with open arms saying, “Come in, you are always welcome, you are always loved.”                   ~ Christopher Locke, Alumni Parent

Mount Aviat Academy has blessed our family immeasurably. We transferred our four children into MAA several years ago when our oldest was a rising 8th grader because we were looking for a superior education infused with the Catholic faith. MAA provided that, and so much more. Our children have thrived in an environment that encourages personal responsibility, commitment to excellence, and sharing the love of Christ. They have learned leadership skills through extracurriculars like Future City, and have explored their athletic talents in middle school sports.  Their MAA education has been appreciated even after graduation, as our two daughters now excel in rigorous high school classes due to the solid preparation they received here. What we love most about Mount Aviat, however, goes beyond the classroom. The Oblate sisters’ love of Christ is shared in a vibrant way that fosters an atmosphere of peace and respect in the school community. Their witness gently reminds students that they are loved tenderly by a God who wants them to know Him. This is a lesson that cannot be replicated elsewhere, and it is why we will send our infant son to MAA in the future. While we hope our children become successful, accomplished adults, what we want most for them to be is good and kind and generous. We are so grateful to be able to send them to a school that assists us in this effort by fostering both the mind and the character of every student.                             -Michael & Katy Drost, Alumni Parents and Current Parents

We are very blessed to be part of the Mount Aviat Academy family. Our son receives an excellent education in a warm and loving environment on a beautiful campus. The teachers and staff are friendly and work hard to know and build up each child.  We're also grateful for the strong foundation of faith that he is being taught. We've found that the leadership and teachers are accepting of families that come from different backgrounds of faith while holding fast to the core principles of Jesus' ministry of sharing truth, hope, and love. We express our sincere gratitude for the education and love that is poured into our son each day.     -Jeffrey & Allyson Zanes

MAA has been a part of my life for the last 40 years. My own experience as a student at MAA prepared me for high school but also gave me a strong foundation for the many situations I would face in my life. I still have classmates with whom I am friends to this day. My parents remained involved at MAA, even after my sisters and I graduated. I knew when it was time to send our children to school there was no sacrifice I was not willing to make to be able to give them the experience of a MAA education. To this day, I am grateful for how well prepared they have been academically. I am most fortunate for the reinforcement of the values in school that we stand behind at home. I am extremely grateful for the loving and accepting learning environment at MAA where they can truly be who they are. It seems very hard to believe that my youngest child will graduate from MAA next year. I am grateful for all of the friendships we have made here as a family and for our love of the Oblate Sisters whom we consider part of our family. -Julie Fausnaugh, MAA Class of 1990

When I entered MAA kindergarten, I didn't realize the extraordinary Oblate Sisters, as well as the lay teachers would have a profound effect on me. Their quiet, competent grace and immense care for each student helped shape me into the salty sailor I am today. MAA cultivated in me the empathetic heart and diligent work ethic my parents fostered at home. I was encouraged to find my passion and emboldened to chase my dream. I learned that strength, grace, and love go a long way, and those are character traits I am most proud of as the second in command of a U.S. Navy resupply ship with DoD Military Sealift Command. I firmly believe my success comes back to the immeasurable blessings bestowed upon me by the Sisters, teachers, friends and extended MAA family.                         ~ Captain Jamie Gleber, Class of '00