Mission & Philosophy Statements
The mission at Saint Anne Catholic School is to teach and form our students in the Roman Catholic/Christian faith and prepare them for their next level of formal academic learning. Families who join us commit to our mission, philosophy, and vision, and students who complete their education and faith formation at Saint Anne Catholic School are:
- grounded in their Catholic faith and Christian values;
- prepared for their next level of formal education (high school);
- exposed to opportunities for service to others that should instill in them a sense of responsibility--if not a desire--to want to do more for others utilizing the education and the gifts God has given each of them and we as a parish school community have helped develop.
Saint Anne Catholic School, educating students from 4 year old, and Kindergarten through eighth grade, strives to integrate the Catholic faith and Christian values with the traditional teaching and learning process. In the context of a Catholic-Christian small community environment, we teach to form our students in Gospel values, provide multiple and various opportunities for worship and participation in sacraments, and educate and provide opportunities for living out our faith in service to others.
We are also charged with preparing our students for their next level of formal education. We believe in and are committed to maintaining an educational environment in which students can learn and develop the gifts God has given each of them in terms of skills, abilities, and special talents. We believe it is therefore imperative: that we establish a school environment that is structured, disciplined, and conducive to teaching and learning; that we recruit, secure, and retain highly qualified and preferably Catholic teachers who genuinely care for each of our students and are committed to our mission, philosophy and vision; that we maintain optimal teacher: student ratios and establish and schedule for small class sizes to maximize meeting the academic needs of each of our students; that we communicate frequently with and enlist the support of the parents of our students; that while we emphasize a strong foundation in the core subject areas of religion, reading, math, oral and written expression, science and social studies, we also provide physical and health education, music education, art instruction, word processing and computer/technology tools and education, as well as exposure to other (world) languages and cultures.
To further enhance the growth and development of our students, we also believe in offering a variety of co-curricular opportunities such as an optional on-site band program, student council, “spirit” and “prayer partners,” an onsite and current library, “Kids for Kindness” activities and events, as well as extra-curricular school athletic/sports programs (e.g. cross-country, soccer, volleyball, basketball, baseball and softball).