Saint Ann Catholic School

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Saint Ann Catholic School Photo #1 - We achieve personal excellence in an academic community that natures mind, body and soul. We inspire one another to glorify God by embracing his call to love and serve.
Saint Ann Catholic School Photo #2 - Our small class size means that each student receives more personal attention as well as the individualized educational and spiritual guidance that promotes strong academic and leadership skills.
Saint Ann Catholic School Photo #3 - Physical education is a priority as it stimulates the brain, promotes healthy habits, and develops gross motor skills. We offer two physical education classes per week for every grade level with the exception of preschool. Classes include health and wellness lessons.
Saint Ann Catholic School Photo #4 - The Saint Ann Catholic School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is one of the many opportunities for parents to be involved in their child's education. The PTO provides communication between parents and school administration; educational opportunities for students, parents, and faculty; social events for students and their families; school-related activities to benefit students and faculty and fundraising opportunities
Saint Ann Catholic School Photo #5 - Believe. Achieve. Inspire. These three words embody the guiding principal of Saint Ann Catholic School where we develop students who follow the example of Christ in learning, leading and caring.
Saint Ann Catholic School Photo #6 - Recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, Saint Ann Catholic School is located in Arlington, VA and enrolls approximately 250 students in preschool through 8th Grade.
Saint Ann Catholic School Photo #7 - Saint Ann Catholic offers Half-Day and Full-Day Preschool Programs. Full-Day Kindergarten through 8th Grade.
Saint Ann Catholic School Photo #8 - Saint Ann Catholic School embraces and shares the Gospel values of Jesus Christ and His Church by fostering a faith-filled community. We promote an educational environment where everyone is respected, everyone learns and everyone is encouraged to reflect the glory of God by contributing to the greater good of our world.
Saint Ann Catholic School Photo #9 - Extracurricular Activities: Abrakadoodle, Chess, Choir, Junior Mechanical Engineering, Peer Mentoring, Science Seed, Strings Program, Robotics Club, Band, Caritas Social Justice and others.
Saint Ann Catholic School Photo #10 - The Saint Ann Junior CYO Athletic Program provides athletic opportunities to students in all grades. In addition to providing a variety of team sports opportunities, our program is also committed to teaching Saint Ann students about sportsmanship, teamwork and goal achievement, all within the principles of Christianity.
  • Saint Ann Catholic School is a close-knit and supportive school with an average of 20 to 25 students per class.
  • Our small size allows us to focus on academic excellence and moral formation of our students.
  • Saint Ann Preschool provides the opportunity of learning through play, exploration, creation and imagination. Our community is bound together by a dedication to BELIEVE, ACHIEVE, and INSPIRE. .

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Education Association
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild learning differences
Year Founded1951
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2011

Student Body

Total Students229 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
35%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade Saint Ann Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
30%
Average Class Size20 students
Average SAT score680
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniform - Winter and Summer )

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,780
Tuition NotesTuition is tiered for Catholic families. Non-catholic students have a separate tuition rate.
% on Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,000
Acceptance Rate
100%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorOriana MacGregor
Admissions AssociateJudy Karinshak

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Lacrosse, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballLacrosse,
TennisTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Junior Mechanical Engineering, Love Life Club, Peer Mentoring, Robotics Club, Science Club, Science Seed, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Abrakadoodle, Band, Choir, Strings Program

School Notes

BELIEVE. ACHIEVE. INSPIRE.
These three words are the pillars of our school`s philosophy.
  • Believe. We focus on the moral formation of our students.  Our students are expected to follow the example of Christ in all that they do - and they are led in their efforts through the example of the faculty and staff.
  • Achieve.  With small classes of 20 25, we are able to focus on academic excellence. Our students go on to the area`s top Catholic High Schools and many receive awards and recognitions for their academic pursuits.
  • Inspire.  Our students are a family; they protect and care for one another.  This nurturing environment fosters confidence and the ability to achieve class and individual goals.  
You won`t believe what students from our small and mighty school go on to do after they leave Saint Ann`s rocket scientists, doctors, lawyers, engineers, computer scientists, foreign service officers, accountants, teachers and the list goes on and on...

Saint Ann Catholic School: At A Glance
  • Half-day & Full-day Preschool Program
  • Full Day Kindergarten - 8th GradeOne class per grade
  • U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
  • Admissions to the top area Catholic High Schools
  • Emphasis on the fundamentals math, writing, reading, presentations skills
  • Lab Learner hands-on science program for preschool  grade 8
  • Strong technology program   coding, typing, productivity tools and responsible use of technology
  • Extended Day Program (before and after school)
A message from Saint Ann Principal, Ms. Mary Therrell addressing the current implementation of e-Learning.  

Dear Friends of Saint Ann, 

I hope this note finds you all well in these extraordinary times. 

I feel it is important to reach out to you directly, as we continue to navigate this situation and as you continue to evaluate your school decision for the next academic year. Among the extraordinary aspects of Saint Ann Catholic School is our enduring spirit and passion for learning. Over the course of this pandemic, our teachers, students, and parents have shown time and time again that nothing will deter this spirit and passion.

Prior to Governor Northam`s stay-at-home directive, we began planning and implementing a school-wide continuous learning program, putting our students` best interest at the center of decision making. Virtually overnight we shifted to an online learning model, facilitating our ability to continue to provide new and exciting instruction. We leveraged existing technology and introduced new features to ensure our new learning environment connected and supported students and families as they adapted to this new educational setting. We have learned valuable lessons throughout this process, ones that no doubt will influence our decisions moving forward. Most importantly, our commitment to our students and dedicated staff remains steadfast. Together we will continue to Believe, Achieve, and Inspire! 

As you strive to make the best decision for your family, please know my (virtual) door or phone line is always open should you have any questions. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to talk more about what Saint Ann Catholic School has to offer your child and your family. 

In Christ,
Mary Therrell
Principal, Saint Ann Catholic School

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
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St. Ann`s is an absolutely wonderful place to receive a classic Catholic education. The Pastor is fully committed to the school and the Principal is a great leader who is very fair, is receptive to feedback, and is continually looking for ways to make the school a better place for all students. She has built a staff of wonderful classroom teachers who know how to teach, always have a smile for the students and demonstrate that they genuinely care about them-plus the middle school math teacher is outstanding. The staff of specials teachers know their stuff-the Language Arts Enrichment teacher is the best in the business, as St. Ann students continually emerge as strong writers and win awards in local essay contests on a regular basis. The Art teacher is fabulous and showcases multiple pieces of artwork from every student in the school at an impressive art show each May. The PE, Spanish and Computer teachers are also on top of their game. St. Ann`s also has an outstanding resource teacher who does a great job with students who need some extra help. The school also offers a wide variety of after school enrichment activities. However, the secret sauce at St. Ann`s lies in the community. You will not find a more close knit, supportive and genuinely nice group of families anywhere, and there are lots of fun, community building activities throughout the year for everyone. The CYO sports program has something for everyone, and includes a group of experienced, dedicated coaches-highlighted by a highly acclaimed and very popular basketball program that emphasizes sportsmanship. The result of an education at St. Ann`s? Students who are genuinely nice, respectful, well mannered, well rounded and very well prepared for high school-year after year the 8th graders are moving on to some of the best high schools in the area. While no school is perfect, St. Ann`s is a gem.
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I do not endorse this school. My child has not had a great experience and feels bad about herself most days. There are so many unnecessary rules with consequences that do nothing other than embarrass children. Many teachers do not teach, but rather give worksheet after worksheet and endless amounts of homework. The administration and teachers have a difficult time with communication, often taking days to respond to emails or phone calls. The only positive things Saint Ann has going for it is the small class sizes and lovely families and most of the children are kind. My child was harassed by other students at recess at times, and no measures were taken. At this time, my child is struggling to keep up and is far behind in math and language arts because the teachers move at such a rapid pace. Staff does not take into account the different learning paces or learning styles.
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I am an alumna as well as a parent of a 7th grader. The St Ann community has been part of my extended family all my life. The school is a warm, loving, nurturing environment with small classes and teachers that truly care about faith-based education. Students leave for high school well-prepared and confident.
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We moved to VA from CA. We chose a Catholic School as it best suits our family. After touring several Catholic schools we decided on Saint Ann for a variety of reasons; small class size, welcoming community, active church, dedicated teachers and specials instructors, along with an exceptional Preschool program and assortment of sport and after school programs. We have now been here 3 years and have not been disappointed. The teachers are dedicated and open. The faculty makes every effort to work with children of all academic levels. Either providing them with additional instructional assistance or providing them with additional instructional challenges. The teachers are loving and friendly and firm. Policies such as anti-bullying are handled seriously and with love, compassion and firmness. The sports have truly dedicated coaches and provide an excellent learning environment. A one track private school in CA would be 3 times the cost of Saint Ann's. We are beyond grateful for having found this school to have our children and family grow with.
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This school is just great! It truly feels like family :)
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Saint Ann isn't just a school. It's a home. Where you learn, play, grow in faith, and form families. Saint Ann is a place where no one is left alone. No one is taunted or made feel like they''re not worth it. All the teachers, students, and faculty all make you feel like you belong, like you''re a part of something bigger than just a simple school. The learning environment produces students ready to take on the world (I have experienced it myself), with an astounding amount of knowledge in all areas. At Saint Ann, your class is your family. Your teachers are people you trust and love enough to respect them and be able to tell them anything. You always know you''re supported and loved. My years at Saint Ann have been some of the best in my life, and any child who could possibly go there is very blessed in deed.
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