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Our Mission

Omnia Christus Est Nobis

St. Ambrose Academy is a NAPCIS accredited 6-12 Catholic school whose mission is to assist parents in the formation of their children by providing a classical education rooted in the Catholic faith.
Aware that all truth has its origin and end in the person of Jesus Christ, our students study Catholic theology and college preparatory subjects through the teachings of the Magisterium and the primary works of civilization’s greatest thinkers. Offered regular access to the Sacraments and mentored by teachers who foster a deep love of Jesus Christ, students see and are led to imitate the virtues which joyfully compel a life lived in knowledge, love, and service of Christ and His Church.

Our mission is to be a trusted educational partner for parents who are seeking a complete education for their child: body, soul, heart, and mind. To accomplish this, St. Ambrose Academy offers:

  • small class sizes
  • personal attention from dedicated faculty who are fully committed to this mission
  • a time-tested classical form of education and a Learning Services department that helps all learners achieve their greatest potential
  • a diverse array of extra-curriculars
  • an integrated life of faith, including sacraments, offered by our chaplain and visiting priests, daily prayer, retreats, and a curriculum that integrates faith across subject matter


We invite you to learn more! Please reach out to us with any questions and to set up a personal visit or call. 

I’m still blown away by the formation I received in the faith and intellectually at St. Ambrose Academy and how this preparation guided me through the Naval Academy and my path afterward. 

The knowledge shared by the faculty is incredible and they encourage us to gain skills, growing intellectually and preparing for our futures. But the additional commitment to the spiritual life, having an appreciation for the beauty of the sacraments, making mass and prayer a central part of your life, these are truly special gifts that will stay with me forever. 

– 2nd Lieutenant William Donohoe, U.S. Marine Corps, St. Ambrose Academy Class of 2017

A Message from Our President

As parents, we are the primary educators of our children whom God has entrusted to us. From the beginning of their lives, our children rely on us for their every need. Most importantly, through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we help to instill the virtues of our Christian life. We do this through word and example of our own lives.

Every decision we make for our children is an investment in their future as adult disciples of Christ. In 2011, my wife and I made the decision to enroll our son Michael (Class of 2015) at St. Ambrose Academy. Later in 2013, our daughters Sarah (Class of 2017) and Rebecca (Class of 2020) joined him.

This was a huge decision for us as parents. After all, we do not get a chance to go back and do it over. We were looking for a school that was academically rigorous, was truly Catholic, and would support the virtues we teach and practice at home. Being just rigorous or just Catholic was not enough.

Reflecting on the time our children were at St. Ambrose Academy, I am so thankful for the education, spiritual guidance, and friendships that were made. The decision to send our children to St. Ambrose Academy was the right one.

St. Ambrose is unique in its mission to offer this rigorous Catholic education to anyone regardless of their ability to pay. Through the support of our many gracious benefactors, we can offer tuition assistance to all who are in need, so no one is denied a St. Ambrose education.

St. Ambrose continues to work hard to meet the needs of our students. In the 2019/2020 school year, Learning Services was established to help those students who benefit from extra academic support.

Beginning in the 2021/2022 school year, we were so blessed to be able to have space for an Oratory and have a Chaplain on-site to address the spiritual needs of our students.

I am so happy to be a part of St. Ambrose Academy. I am continually inspired by the students, teachers, and staff.  I encourage you as parents to take a look at St. Ambrose Academy and see the many ways in which we can help your child to learn, grow, and discover the truth! There is so much to be excited about!!

Omnia Christus Est Nobis … Christ is everything for us!

Rick Mills
Board President


A Mission from Our Lady

St. Ambrose Academy is privileged to carry out its apostolate of Catholic education in Wisconsin, the site of the first and only approved Marian apparition in the United States and Canada.

In 1859, near what is now the tiny Wisconsin community of Champion, Our Lady appeared to a young Belgian immigrant, Adele Brise, with the message of conversion and a call to the apostolate of Catholic education: “Go into the wilderness, gather the children, and teach them what they need to know for their salvation.”

Please visit Our Devotion to Our Lady of Champion to learn more about how Our Lady of Champion calls us to our mission.

“Every decision we make for our children is an investment in their future as adult disciples of Christ.” – Rick Mills
St. Ambrose Academy Board President


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