Our educational philosophy reflections the assumptions and beliefs we hold about our students, environment, teachers, parent community and Episcopal identity.
We believe students are capable and strong, bringing to their learning unique attributes, natural curiosity, and great promise. We challenge students to know themselves as learners. From the outset of their St. Anne’s School experience, students take responsibility, play an active role in their learning and develop the habit of reflective, critical thinking.
In our environment, where students feel known and included, they take the intellectual risks required for academic and personal success. The careful construction of our program fosters sustained thinking, perseverance, and the development of cogent learners. Our environment underscores diversity as a critical component for achieving academic excellence, knowing that students learn life lessons from appreciating differences, understanding others, and celebrating the common ground that unites us all.
Our teachers are experts in their field, with a passion for research-based teaching and reflective learning. They model life-long learning through collaborative exchange and a disposition for inquiry, which fuels their innovative practices in the classroom. They are responsive to the individual gifts of children, fostering the intellectual, physical, emotional and spiritual development of our students.
The exchange of ideas between parents and teachers is an intrinsic element of collegiality and collective wisdom. A strong and respectful relationship with families promotes active participation in a shared vision. A tightly knit community cultivates the unique gifts of each child in context of others.
The St. Anne’s School experience reflects our purpose as an Episcopal school and leaves an indelible mark on each student. Our greatest hope is for our graduates to live fully-realized lives, finding joy in their unique gifts and accomplishments and making contributions to their world.