Have a Question?
What if my child is not Catholic?
More than 50% of our students are from faiths other than Catholic.
What should I look for in a private school?
Two very important things to consider are:
1. What are the teacher certification requirements?
SAS Accreditation standards dictate that all of our teachers be certified by the Commonwealth of Virginia. In addition, the Diocese of Richmond Office of Catholic Schools requires that all teachers maintain state licensure during their employment. In order to maintain licenses, teachers are required to participate in professional development every year.
2. Is the school accredited and if so, by whom?
St. Anne's has gone through a rigorous process to receive accreditation from the global accrediting agency SACS/CASI/AdvancEd. St. Anne Catholic School is the only private school in Bristol with this accreditation. The reputation of SACS/CASI (Southern Association of Schools and Colleges/Council on Accreditation & School Improvement) is unprecendented for setting quality assurance standards that help educational institutions boost their ongoing performance efforts. For more information about our accrediting agency please visit the ACCREDITATION page on our website.
Do you offer After-school care?
Yes! St. Anne offers after-school care until 5:30 p.m. Students are provided a snack, allowed free play, and then work on homework or participate in other activities until parents arrive. Fees are calculated based on the time students leave.
Do you have a bus service?
Yes! Bus service is available for families living in Kingsport. The bus departs from St. Dominic School at 7:20. In the afternoon, the bus will arrive back at St. Dominic at 3:45. Parents may pay for the entire year in advance, it can be added to your FACTS payment, or fees can be paid by the trip.
Are uniforms required?
Yes, uniforms are required for all students. Research proves there are multiple benefits to school uniforms. Uniform and dress code requirements can be found on the UNIFORM page of our website as well as in the Parent/Student Handbook.
Is financial assistance offered?
Yes, finanical assistance is available.
How is student progress communicated?
We have a very “open-door” policy at St. Anne, so communication takes place as needed throughout the year.
Will my child still be eligible to play high school sports after attending SAS?
Absolutely! St. Anne students are valuable additions to public school sports programs and are eligible to play any sport for which they are qualified. We have numerous alumni playing local high school sports every year.
Do you have an inclement weather policy?
Yes, while living in the mountains, inclement weather is a fact of life. Weather related changes are communicated in multiple ways. We post changes on Renweb and text through the Remind App. We submit weather related changes to numerous news outlets: television, radio, and news websites.
How has Covid 19 impacted St. Anne?
At SAS, we are fortunate to have small class sizes, flexibility, and ample space on our campus. Students in all grades (preschool-5th grade) have been back five full days a week since August.
Are you taking new students in the middle of the year?
Do you plan to be able to remain open 5 days a week for the remainder of the 20-21 school year?
While we cannot predict the future, we can say with certainty that we will do EVERYTHING possible to stay open, in person, 5 full days. We have been open since Augsut and have had very minimal disruption.
Are you still able to have special area classes this year?