FAQ

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What if my child is not Catholic?


More than 50% of our students are from faiths other than Catholic. We are truly for ALL faiths. Religion lessons are based on Christian values but in a Catholic tradition. Students leave St. Anne Catholic School with a morals and values based education that serves them well in decision making, emotional intelligence, and matter of conscience.




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. Many of our students qualify for finanical assistance, and it is always kept under strict confidence. Tuition assistance applications are evaluated in the Spring of each year. Students applying for financial assistance must be registered for the school year to which they are applying. Assistance is awarded in April/May of each year. Applications must be completed online at www.factstuitionaid.com. For more information, please contact the school.




How is student progress communicated?


We have a very “open-door” policy at St. Anne, so communication takes place as needed throughout the year. Progress reports (report cards) are sent home every 9 weeks. More frequent reports are available through our RenWeb page as grades are posted over the 9 week period. This helps parents keep closer track of tests, quizzes, and homework grades. RenWeb is essentially a parent portal that constantly communicates news, grades, schedule changes, and other information through a secure and private website that can only be viewed by parents, students, faculty, and staff. Students are also given national normed standardized tests three times per year to help our school better understand each student and set specific goals.




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. We carefully follow the protocol standards set by the CDC, local health departments, and also the Catholic Diocese of Richmond. Students do wear masks, but we priortize outside learning and allowing ample opportuniites for students to have mask-breaks, while remaining safe. We are proud and grateful to be able to say that we have had only minor interruptions with individual teachers and students, despite being open since August. We are yet to have to quarantine an entire grade and will continue to do all that we can to stay fully open 5 days a week.




Are you taking new students in the middle of the year?


YES! Some of our classes are full, and we must comply with the regulations regarding Covid-19 precautions. However, we do still have spots available in some classes. We would love to chat with you and answer any questions!




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?


ABSOLUTELY! At SAS, we believe in teaching the whole child. And, we believe in problem solving! This means that all of our students, from preschool-8th grade, still have classes in: PE Music/Drama STEM Library Art Spanish





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300 Euclid Avenue

Bristol, VA

24201

276-669-0048