SAS Advantage

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We are 



For 70 years, St. Anne School has maintained a proud legacy of excellence in faith-based education to students from preschool through middle school from throughout Northeast TN and Southwest VA.  We provide a compelling combination of small classes, caring faculty, academic rigor, and strong faith values. 

We look forward to welcoming you into our family

What sets SAS apart from other schools?


Our school is for ALL FAITHS. Approximately 50% of our students are not Catholic. 


Faith is at the core of our school. Our students pray every day and religion is an important part of our curriculum. We are blessed to be connected to St. Anne Church, who provides us with financial and spiritual foundations. 

All of our teachers are certified by the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Teachers  attend several professional development programs each year and are required by the Diocese of Richmond to maintain teaching licensure. 

Our faculty love each student as individuals and are experts 


SAS is the ONLY only private school in Bristol with this accreditation.

St. Anne completes a rigorous process every 5 years and is proud  to receive accreditation from the global accrediting agency Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.  Their reputation is respected and proven for setting quality assurance standards.  


St. Anne is different from other private schools in the area in that we are connected to St. Anne Catholic Church and an entire system of schools: The Diocese of Richmond. We receive professional, financial, and religious support from these organizations.  The Diocese serves 29 schools and over 9,037 students and even has its own superintendent. 



Faith based



What ELSE makes SAS special?

Each year, our students' test scores across all grades place us in the top 15% of the nation. 

As a private school, we are fortunate that our test scores do not determine our funding. Therefore, our teachers do not have to "teach to the test."


National normed tests do provide insight to help us set individual goals for students


High school teachers consistently tell us they can spot an SAS student by their intelligence and work ethic.


In the most recent five  years, our alumni have been high school valedictorians and salutatorians, and TN/VA Scholars. They have been selected as the "Best All Around Student," MVP"

 "Sportsmanship" awards and were voted "Most Likely to Succeed."

St. Anne students have been awarded scholarships to West Point, UTK, Virginia Tech, The Citadel, BYU, Vanderbilt, Clemson, South Carolina, the Air Force Academy, and more.


In just the past five years, our alumni have earned well over two million dollars in college scholarship money. 

Our alumni leave St. Anne School curious, confident, and prepared. The St. Anne students are the ones in high school raising their hands to ask questions, researching on their own, and leading the group project. Just as important, they are the ones holding open doors for others, respecting themselves, and guiding others to make the right decisions.