St. Ann Classical Academy

Many parents are rightly concerned about what their children are learning in schools today. You're not alone. At St. Ann Classical Academy, we teach children to think critically and search for what is true, beautiful, and good. When your child thinks critically, your child will be ready to take on the world.
Our classical education plan, formed from the deep intellectual heritage of western civilization, gives children an unparalleled advantage in life. Join us for an Open House to give your child an education in the things that truly matter.
St. Ann Classical Academy is the Classical School of the Diocese of Metuchen, enrolling students from seven different counties in NJ. Contact us to find out why we are the fastest-growing school in the diocese!

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 147 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,100
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
147 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
St. Ann Classical Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
12 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
uniform selection

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
The listed tuition amount is what is currently set for practicing Catholics within the Diocese of Metuchen.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Kelly Albright


Total Sports Offered
1 sport


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
Forensics, National Junior Honor Society, Student Council

Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Drama Club, Library, Scouting

Arts and Music Programs:
Concert Band, Piano Lessons

School Notes

  • We teach children to think critically, live courageously, and remain faithful.
  • SACA is a classical Catholic elementary school founded in Raritan, New Jersey. Co-educational from pre-kindergarten through grade eight, we are under the general supervision of the Office of Schools of the Diocese of Metuchen. Locally, the school is under the direction of the Pastor of Saint Ann Parish and the Raritan Oratory of Saint Philip Neri.
  • We are the only classical school within the Diocese of Metuchen as well as the fastest-growing school!
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. Ann Classical Academy cost?
St. Ann Classical Academy's tuition is approximately $6,100 for private students.
What schools are St. Ann Classical Academy often compared to?
St. Ann Classical Academyis often viewed alongside schools like Immaculate Conception School by visitors of our site.
What is the acceptance rate of St. Ann Classical Academy?
The acceptance rate of St. Ann Classical Academy is 85%, which is higher than the national average of 79%.
What sports does St. Ann Classical Academy offer?
St. Ann Classical Academy offers 1 interscholastic sports: Basketball.
When is the application deadline for St. Ann Classical Academy?
The application deadline for St. Ann Classical Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
We love St Ann's and can't imagine our kids going anywhere else! If you have kids prek through 8th grade, come check it out or PM me with any questions. Financial aid may be available through the archdiocese and you can get reimbursed for transportation! >
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St Ann's is everything you could want for your children's learning experience and more. The close community and collaboration the students and teachers have is something you can't find in many other schools. My son is thriving and I'm so happy with the decision to give my son an education with a faith-based foundation.
- Posted by
Our 4th-grade son is academically advanced and was bored in the public school system. When we joined St Ann's Classical Academy, they evaluated our son and let him skip a grade which the public school would not do. This is his third year at St Ann's and he has been thriving. The small class sizes are a huge plus. I rather pay tuition where my son is one of 10, instead of 1 of 20 like every other school. The children get more individualized attention and the school feels more familial. I have been very involved and have gotten to know many of the children and parents and they are all great kids. The biggest, positive factor for me is that my son is being formed in the faith and is getting a Christian worldview. I have seen such a positive change in him: in his personal faith, knowledge of the catholic faith, and his overall formation as a Christian which is so important in these influential years. My husband and I are so happy we have St Ann's and look forward to our two younger ones joining soon!
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We were worried that our daughter would feel lost in public school: poorly written curriculum that left so much of her education in the hands of progressive and activist teachers and families that didn't pay attention to what was going on in their own children's lives. At the same time, we desired to pass on our faith to our daughter, which is actually a major problem in most Catholic schools right now: very few graduates end up practicing their religion and becoming decent people. When we stumbled upon St. Ann Classical Academy, it was nearly hard to believe how fantastic this school was. The school's classical curriculum focus on truth, beauty, and goodness has captured my daughter's attention and setting fire to her desire to learn. She is making SUCH great strides her academic development, you'd think that was the primary focus of the school. The school is careful to point out that academic excellence is second to developing excellence in virtue, it just so happens that when you aim for good virtue, excellence in all things comes naturally. There's literally no school I'd rather send my family to - it's a 25 minute drive each way for us and I'd gladly make that an hour if I needed to.
- Posted by
WONDERFUL school; DEDICATED teachers who are committed to each students learning needs; STRONG Math (including full year of algebra) & Language Arts curriculum; all class rooms are technology enabled, plus Distance Learning program brings unqiue learning experiences to each student
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 147 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,100
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Somerset County, NJ is $20,581 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Somerset County, NJ is 66% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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