St. Anne School was established in 1920 by the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Our Catholic faith foundation is woven into all our subjects and activities. Today, we continue our tradition of excellence in our school programs extending from Pre-K through Eighth 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.
Why should you consider St. Anne School?
Strong Academic Program
Exceptional Teaching Staff
At St. Anne School, we pride ourselves on our exceptional teaching staff. They are carefully screened and credentialed with many having earned master’s degrees. Our reputation in teaching excellence stems from our instructional process that has evolved over decades of experience. Several of our teachers have taught solely at St. Anne for most of their careers, while generously sharing their valuable expertise with our next generation of teachers. Our approach is composed of academic standards set forth by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and certified by the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA). St. Anne also implements its base of established best practices and encourages teacher innovation in the classrooms.
Math and Science Emphasis
We offer strong academics with a math and science emphasis. In addition to daily class instruction, math is enhanced using computer-based instruction, Smartboards and online resources for students to practice at home. Science is introduced as early as first grade. We have two science teachers, one who works with students in grades 1-4 and one who teaches junior-high levels for students grade 5-8.
Personalized Instruction with Small Class Sizes
We offer personalized instruction with small class sizes ranging from 20 – 26 students per classroom, which enable teachers to better respond to each student’s progress. We are unique in that the majority of our classes are taught with two classes per grade. Although St. Anne maintains academically challenging programs, they are supportive of students’ individual educational needs.
We have full time aides in Kindergarten and shared aides in grades 1, 2, 3, and 4, providing additional support and personalized attention for students.
Balanced Student Life
Strong academics are only part of the picture. St. Anne School offers sports programs and a variety of enriching extracurricular activities. Through the St. Anne’s Athletic Department and the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) sports, we offer basketball, soccer, volleyball, and baseball to students in grades 3-8. We also offer music and multicultural programs. These programs challenge and enhance personal development, physically and emotionally, to bring out the best in children.
Strong Student Body
We are proud of our strong student body, where each child’s gifts are nurtured. We promote community involvement and citizenship with our active Student Council and Student Family Groups among students at each grade level and offer the Partner Classes program.
We offer strong technology programs utilizing SmartBoards in the classrooms and laptop computers for students. iPads are appropriately used in Kindergarten.
Exceptional School Facilities and Amenities:
- wireless high speed internet access throughout the school
- updated computerized library housing over 11,000 books
- Moriarty Hall – a beautiful banquet hall with stage and full kitchen
- indoor gym equipped for basketball, volleyball, and other sports
Before and After school programs
Many parents appreciate our Before and After School programs. Starting at 7:00am, we offer morning care until school opens at 8:10 am.
Our After School programs include: tennis, chess, instrumental band, theater (Sunshine Band – Kids’ Stock), speech and debate club, guitar, art, piano, and foreign language.
Parent Community: Active, Supportive, and Welcoming
At St. Anne, we recognize the importance of family and offer many community-building activities that take place throughout the year. One of the biggest events we host is the annual Walk-A-Thon, where the entire school walks to raise funds for the school and enjoy a day of fun at a barbecue picnic. In our monthly SAPTO gatherings, we serve family dinners and provide free child care during the meetings. St. Anne offers many social opportunities for students, parents and teachers. Come join our family!
Our graduates go on to attend the strongest Catholic High Schools: St. Ignatius College Prep, Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep, Archbishop Riordan High School, Mercy High School, and Immaculate Conception Academy. Many students also attend fine private and public high schools, such as University High School, Lick Wilmerding High School, Drew High School, as well as Lowell High School.