Academics & Programs
St. Anne Catholic School is committed to academic excellence. We provide a rich, diverse, and sound curriculum with a range of student activities and support services. Guidelines of our curriculum can be found on the Richmond Diocese Office of Catholic Schools website. Our veteran faculty implements this curriculum in a way that embraces the intrinsic relationship of learning across all subject areas.
We teach self-direction and personal responsibility to prepare students to face life’s challenges. Opportunities for self expression and exploration of student motivated learning areas are enhanced by art, music, drama, technology, and music. Our goal is to encourage our students to be critical thinkers, confident leaders and effective problem solvers- traits that help foster a successful academic career and ultimately a rewarding adult life.
The information from various forms of testing and competition is used for making decisions for continuous improvement of the teaching and learning processes here at St. Anne School. Students participate in a variety of local, state, and national competitions including oratory, essay, art, technology, and spelling. Each student’s success is also evaluated through the administration of the TerraNova standardized achievement test in grades one, three, five, and seven in the spring of each year. In nationally-normed comparisons, St. Anne students consistently rank in the top ten percent.
We strive to keep content current by continually evaluating our programs, textbooks, and technologies. All our classrooms have Bright Links or Smart Boards, full access to an up to date computer lab or mobile laptop cart, and a classroom computer bank. All students participate in the Engineering is Elementary (EiE) Curriculum as developed by the Museum of Science, Boston to enhance the Science Curriculum and encourage our students to gain a love and understanding of each area of STEM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). These are just some of the ways your student will learn to love learning. Because, as one of our fourth graders stated so well, "I love St. Anne's because it's cool to be smart here."