21st Century Learning: Blueprint for Success
St. Anne's School Blueprint for Success
Essential Qualities for Success in the 21st Century
Our Guiding Principles in the Episcopal Tradition
Hallmarks of Our School
An imaginative mind capable of ingenuity, innovation, and critical problem solving
Inquiry centered and integrated academic program
A confident, resilient and disciplined sense of self
|Responsive life skills education|
|The ability to work respectfully & compassionately with others||Equity and justice education within an engaging social curriculum|
The will to find meaning
|Shared traditions and worship.|
Preparation for the 21st century requires a distinct set of skills and knowledge. Episcopal education has traditionally been far-reaching, where the fundamentals for preparing an individual in every aspect of his life – from the intellect to social skill to spiritual development – is the perfect framework for educating students for success in the 21st century. St. Anne’s School of Annapolis follows the four guiding principles of Episcopal education, creating a beautiful foundation for contemporary education.
These guiding principles – valuing intellectual discipline, reason and wonder; governing oneself; living in community; and preparing for a life of purpose – are particularly meaningful as we educate 21st century thinkers. This century needs citizens with the intellectual discipline to build problem-solving skills. Individuals need to be able to govern themselves so they can develop the confidence required in today’s society. Individuals have to live in community in order to be able to work respectfully with others. People who have prepared for a life of purpose can give meaning and direction to society.
What you see in classrooms at St. Anne’s School reflects our connection to the guiding principles of the Episcopal education and our commitment to prepare students for the 21st century. It is a different approach from that which many parents experienced in their own classes. Today, the learning process promotes a far more active role for the learner. At St. Anne’s School, students learn collaborative techniques, goal-development strategies and problem-solving systems intrinsic to today’s global society. But while learning to research and reason, our students also develop an understanding and appreciation of others. They build lives of purpose, confidence and compassion.