Below are some of the more common questions we receive regarding the St. Anne’s School of Annapolis admissions process and programs.
We seek to admit enthusiastic and inquiring children who demonstrate intellectual and personal promise; those who will benefit from and continue to build our educational mission and programs; those who can be academically and socially successful at St. Anne’s School; those who can be thoughtful citizens, friends and teammates; and those who can contribute to the community through their personal qualities and varied talents, be they academic, artistic, athletic, musical or otherwise.
What grades does St. Anne’s School serve?
With a total enrollment of approximately 210 students, we serve students from Preschool through Eighth Grade, from Anne Arundel County, Prince George's County, the Eastern Shore of Maryland and the suburbs of Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, including Crofton and Bowie. We are passionate about the leadership and mentoring opportunities afforded to students in this configuration.
What are the school’s hours?
- Preschool – 9:00 a.m. to noon, with our Afternoon Enrichment Program available from noon to 3:10 p.m.
- Prekindergarten – 8:15 a.m. to noon, with our Afternoon Enrichment Program available from noon to 3:10 p.m.
- Kindergarten through Fourth Grades – 8:15 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.
- Fifth through Eighth Grades – 8:10 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.
What is the Early Childhood Afternoon Enrichment Program (AEP)?
The optional Afternoon Enrichment Program, offered to our youngest students, augments the learning experience through afternoon sessions.
Does St. Anne’s School offer financial aid?
Yes. For more details, go to our Financial Aid page or call our Business Office.
What is your birthday cut-off for Preschool, Prekindergarten and Kindergarten?
Any child who turns 3, 4, or 5 respective to the grade level on or before September 1 can apply to St. Anne’s School.
Does St. Anne’s School offer extended care?
Yes, extended care is available before school beginning at 7:15 a.m. and after school until 6:00 p.m.
Do you offer foreign language instruction?
Spanish is taught from Kindergarten through the Eighth Grade. Early Childhood students who enroll in our Afternoon Enrichment Program (AEP) also have the opportunity to receive world language instruction.
Are there sports teams at St. Anne’s School?
Beginning in Middle School, our teams play interscholastically with other area independent and private Middle Schools. Our teams include soccer, field hockey, cross country, basketball, lacrosse and tennis.
Are uniforms required?
Kindergarten through Eighth Grade students are required to wear uniforms, while Preschool and Prekindergarten students are not required to wear uniforms.
How can I get involved in the St. Anne’s School community?
There are many ways to participate in our school community. We have a thriving Parents Association (PA) that includes all parents of our school. The PA offers a myriad of volunteer and event opportunities for parents and grandparents alike. Our Welcome Program, coordinated with the PA and the Admissions Office, also plans various events such as our New Parent Reception and New Family Events to welcome new families into our school community.
How soon can I submit an application for my child?
We begin accepting applications on September 1 of the year prior to anticipated enrollment.
Do I need to submit the application before visiting your campus?
Submitting an application is not necessary before visiting St. Anne’s School campus. We want the opportunity to get acquainted with you in person and have you tour our facility, meet our students and faculty, and answer any questions you may have. For students in Lower and Middle Schools, while the shadow day is a required part of the admissions criteria, we don’t need the application first to schedule that time with us.
Are applications accepted after the published notification dates?
We continue to accept applications past the regular admissions season, completing them on a rolling basis as space is available and as the grade level waiting pool size allows.
Does St. Anne's School offer transportation?
St. Anne's School is committed to assisting parents with their school transportation needs. Our Parent Transportation Committee has arranged for bus transportation from the Bowie area through the Annapolis Bus Company, Inc. Also, we are happy to assist parents in establishing carpools. To learn more about Transportation, visit the Transportation section of our Parents section.