From Preschool to 8th grade, St. Anne offers strong academics, balanced student life, and active parent participation. St. Anne School resonates with a warm community of students, teachers, parents, and parish that build positive lifelong friendships.
Have you seen the wonderful progress on our school upgrades? Have you seen our new bungalows, or portable classrooms?
The St. Anne staff, parent volunteers, Father Dan and Mr. White have been hard at work throughout the summer to make sure the construction and your first days here with our new temporary classrooms run smoothly. Let’s give them all a big hand and big thanks, as this is no easy task. We appreciate all their countless hours and dedication to making this happen.
Thanks to all those who have contributed to the seismic retrofit fundraiser. We will continue to accept donations for this project, so if you have not done so, or wish to contribute more, please visit the Seismic Retrofit Donation page.
And St. Anne students – thank you for your understanding and cooperation while we undergo these necessary changes. We will all enjoy our updated school soon enough. So if some things don’t go right, don’t fret. Be like water… just chill and flow with it.
When you find your class, it will probably feel a bit weird at first, but in a good way. It’ll be fun in these new spaces. You’ll see.
Welcome back St. Anne! Here’s to a great school year!
Photo by kayla – Thanks for getting that for us!
Ensuring the Safety of our Children for Generations to Come.
On Oct 17, 2014, the City of San Francisco passed an ordinance requiring all private schools to do an earthquake seismic study. Although our school survived the past few earthquakes the study revealed weaknesses in our structure if the earthquake were to shake from a different direction.
To comply with current earthquake code so all our children can safely exit in the event of a magnitude-7 earthquake, the school would require seismic retrofitting.
After months of evaluation and study, the cost of the seismic retrofit for our school would be approximately $4.1 million. With Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone’s consent, our Pastor, Fr. Daniel Nascimento, and our Principal, Mr. Tom White, decided to proceed with the earthquake retrofit this Summer.
Although we’re not required by law to seismically retrofit our building, we all want to ensure that in the event of a major earthquake, our children will be able to get out safely. To do that, the floors and ceilings will have to be anchored to the walls. And hollow clay tiles along the stairways will have to be replaced to keep our exits clear after an earthquake. The hallway will also have to be tied together to strengthen the structure and integrity of the building.
Along with these seismic improvements, we will also take the opportunity to improve the rest of the school. We will install a handicap accessible elevator from the school yard to the 1st floor, we’ll remove asbestos present in our building, renovate the bathrooms and also improve lighting in each classroom.
The school is fortunate that past school families and parishioners have left us with a sizable endowment to help us with the costs. And because the school and parish also has a healthy savings account, we will use some of it for this project which will pay for approximately 80% of the project.
However, the school will still need the assistance of donors. We are planning to raise the remaining 20% through loans and generous donors.
To that end, we have created a gofundme page in hopes of raising funds for this project.
(Alternate donations options listed below).
We’re all in this together. Please help make our school safe. Any amount is greatly appreciated.
You can also help us by spreading the word through social media.
St. Anne School
Seismic Newsletter 2017-04-25
With the seismic work scheduled to begin mid-June, we are asking that all the Seismic Fund Pledges be filled by the end of May 2017. We will continue to accept donations beyond this date until we reach our goal.
Please donate using any method listed below:
WAYS TO DONATE
1) You may send a check to ST. ANNE SCHOOL marked “Seismic Fund”
2) Use the PayPal link on our website or
3) Use the links below to make your donation.
Go Fund Me
6-19-2017 – After much wrangling with our GoFundme listing classification, we are happy to announce that the link is now active.
(This is separate from the tuition payment login page; pay with credit card or account withdrawal)
This week during St. Anne’s trip to Washington, D.C., our Jr. High students experience the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a monument dedicated to American service members who have died without their remains being identified. Located in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier stands atop a hill overlooking Washington, D.C.
Our students also had the honor to participate in the Wreath Laying Ceremony. The gift of flowers at a memorial site is a ritual that occurs around the world, understood in every culture. These type of memorials are made each day at Arlington National Cemetery.
Videos by: Catherine Vollert – 3/28/2017
Led by Ms. Creedon, the sixth grade classes worked with Scratch, a coding website, to create Halloween Pong games.
These are actual games you can play. Check them out here: https://scratch.mit.edu/studios/3487962/
(Flash is required)
St. Anne has much to offer your child, whether you’re seeking a preschool, elementary, or middle school. One of the best ways to learn about St. Anne is to simply take a tour. We offer regularly scheduled tours throughout the year. Discover for yourself why St. Anne is an excellent choice for your child.
You will be greeted by a friendly representative (either school staff or parent volunteer) who will walk you through our classrooms and school facilities while answering any questions you may have.
Tours are from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
2017 School Tour Schedule
- January 5 and 19, 2017
- February 8 and 24
- March 7 and 22
- April 5
- May 12
To attend one of these tours, please R.S.V.P.
St. Anne School Office (415) 664-7977
Download Tour Schedule: 2016-2017-tour-schedule