We are Classical
St. Ambrose Academy is the only Catholic Junior High and High School in the Diocese of Madison with an accredited Classical curriculum. St. Ambrose Academy’s liberal arts pedagogy is designed to provide an outstanding foundation in the critical academic disciplines of math, science, history, literature, logic, rhetoric, composition, and Latin–all crowned by regular study of and growth in the Catholic Faith.
Our students are encouraged to become critical thinkers and independent learners through academic rigor and are well prepared for the demands of post-high school college study.
We are Catholic
Offered regular access to Mass and the Sacraments and mentored by a chaplain and teachers who foster a deep love of Jesus Christ, St. Ambrose Academy 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 Catholic identity permeates every subject and experience to form truly Christian leaders of today and tomorrow.
We are Close-Knit
When you walk through the doors of St. Ambrose Academy, you enter an authentic Christian community that is truly welcoming with smiling faces around every corner. Our faithful staff foster Christian fellowship within our student body and our skilled and caring teachers prioritize relationships while providing highly individualized attention in small class sizes.
Our emphasis on growing in virtue and building strong character creates a safe, dignity-affirming environment where students gain confidence and trust in God’s plans for their futures.
St. Ambrose Academy Quick Facts
- Total 2023-2024 enrollment in grades 6 through 12: 183 students
- Average Class Size: 22
- Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 9:1
- 20% of faculty have earned a doctorate and 67% have earned a master’s degree
- 2023-2024 Tuition: $9,700 for grades 9-12 and $8,800 for grades 6-8
- Students receiving financial assistance: 52%
- Average financial assistance awarded per student per year: $5,000
A Path to Greatness
(Note: some students opt to take the SAT)
National Merit Finalists
|Year||Class Size||National Merit Honors|
|2021||13||1 Finalist & 2 Commended|
AP Exam Results
|Year||Exams Administered||Exams with a Score of 3 or Higher|
Post Graduation Plans
Most graduates of St. Ambrose Academy go on to study at an institution of higher education, including those who are discerning a religious vocation, while a smaller percentage enter the military or workforce.
Our graduates have been accepted to many institutions of higher education including, but not limited to, the following:
Arizona State University
Belmont Abbey College
Bowling Green State University
Franciscan University of Steubenville
Michigan Technological University
Missouri Univ. of Science & Tech.
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
St. Gregory the Great Seminary
St. John’s University, MN
St. Mary’s University, MN
St. Norbert College
Seton Hall University
South Dakota School of Mines
U.S. Naval Academy
University of Chicago
University of Dallas
University of Illinois
University of Kansas
University of Kentucky
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Nebraska
University of Northern Michigan
University of Notre Dame
University of Southern California
University of St. Thomas, MN
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
University of Wyoming
Wyoming Catholic College
An Interim Home
St. Ambrose Academy is on the way to a long-awaited permanent home of our own! While our capital campaign is raising the funds necessary for this permanent campus, St. Ambrose Academy will call 3 Point Place, Madison home for the interim. This well-built facility was formerly the home of an institution of higher education and offers ample classroom space, faculty offices, gathering space for prayer and all-school Masses, and green space for students to enjoy the fresh air.