Tel: (850) 294-1122
Anna`s House is Christian non-profit school for children. It will begin by serving children 2 years through 3rd grade. It will eventually involve infants and toddlers and then hopefully, older adults through either volunteer work or an elderly care program.
It is staffed with teachers who will assist in caring for each individual`s growth; spiritually, physically, mentally and socially in a nurturing environment.
It will seek to foster a love of learning, independence, and self-confidence in an atmosphere of mutual respect.
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-3|
|Total Students||28 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||7 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||4:1|
National avg.: 13:1
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$7,500|
|Admissions Director||Kristine Brodfuhrer|
- The staff of Anna`s House believes that our role in the development of a child is to provide an atmosphere that respects each individual child and gives precedence to nurturing their spirit, and mind. We will cultivate an environment that encourages self-discipline, builds self-esteem, and enables us to nurture the growth of the whole child (body, mind, and spirit). Each child is encouraged to work within a healthy classroom structure which provides an atmosphere of order and respect. We commit to create a positive environment, provide quality curriculum and lessons, and nurture each child as the child develops his or her own powers of critical analysis, creative problem solving, information retention, project-based learning and the capacity for sharing loving and understanding responses to others.
- Children by nature are deeply curious. At Anna`s House, we encourage our students` curiosity through intentional "work" and "play." We believe that all children can and should work hard, play hard, be kind to each other, and sleep well at night!
- The research says-and we know in our hearts-that every child is capable of absorbing and sharing real knowledge about the world and themselves when given the opportunity. At Anna`s House, therefore, children practice lifelong learning skills in the context of a knowledge-rich, liberal arts curriculum. Even our youngest children learn about science, art, music, mathematics, geography, history, and literature-and have fun doing it! From the moment our children walk in the door until the moment they leave, we nurture their hearts and minds by teaching them content knowledge and nurturing their skills to gather and share their knowledge respectfully with one another
- At first we ask them to speak, draw, or dictate to a teacher or peer about what they are learning. Later, as they learn to read and write, they share their knowledge by speaking and writing with and for one another, their teachers, and even the wider Anna`s House and Staunton communities. We know that by building our students` confidence in this way from the very beginning of their school years, we are equipping them to be lifelong learners who communicate respectfully with the people that they work and play with throughout their lives.
- Reading and writing are not skills that develop naturally in children. Children must be taught to read and write, and we must teach them based on the science of successfully teaching reading and writing. Using the Wilson reading sequence, we teach our children to read by first teaching the sounds (phonemes) and then the letter and letter combinations (graphemes) that represent those sounds. At the same time, we build students` love of literature and content knowledge through literary and content-rich "read-alouds" and decodable texts that contain the sounds and letters as students learn them. By practicing active listening and speaking skills, even our youngest students cultivate a climate of respectful civil discourse that pervades all the grades. Pre-readers may dictate or draw, but will soon find themselves happily writing about their knowledge, and supporting their opinions with evidence from their own research on a wide variety of topics.
- Science, Geography, History, and Civics
- In students` nascent years, and even as they grow, much of our curriculum in these critically important areas will be conveyed in the literacy block. Through an integrated approach to learning, students will learn these inextricably related content areas as they learn to read and write. We use literary texts, literary nonfiction, as well as essential "informational" texts to convey information about the world, our history, and our government. We choose texts that deliberately build a "staircase of complexity" so that our students can wrestle successfully with grade-level texts about these essential content areas. We also identify texts at a wide range of reading levels focused on the content students are studying so that we can simultaneously meet the needs of struggling students and students who need more challenges.
- In our first year, we will use the Everyday Mathematics Program, which emphasizes "real-world" problem-solving skills, but also builds students` innate mathematical fluency. Everyday Mathematics contains many "hands-on" activities and practical games that make mathematics fun. Because Everyday Mathematics is designed to build students` mathematical reasoning skills, the program often teaches students several ways of solving a problem-ways that may differ from the way parents learned math. The program, therefore contains useful "parent letters" that explain what students are learning in each unit and offer suggestions for ways to practice the skills outside the classroom and at home.
- Art, Music, and Physical Education
- Our classrooms will be filled with art and music, integrated into the study of literacy and mathematics, in particular. Not only will students learn about art and art history, they will have many chances to make art every day as they express their learning as well as their imaginations. Many teachers will incorporate singing and dancing into their instruction, offering "brain Brakes" that allow student to move and sing. We will also provide regular outdoor exercise and play.
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Nearby Private Schools
The nearest high school, elementary school and preschool to Anna's House is Grace Christian School (0.3 miles away)
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Staunton Grades: NS-12 | 346 students
19 S Market Street
Staunton, VA 24401
(540) 886-0937 0.3 NS-12
- Staunton Grades: 7-12 | 34 students
1110 Montgomery Ave
Staunton, VA 24401
(540) 213-0450 1.7 7-12
- Staunton Grades: PK-12 | 15 students
1176 Lee Jackson Hwy
Staunton, VA 24401
(540) 337-2042 4.2 PK-12
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