St. Annes School

Founded in 1908, Saint Anne School is a TK-8th grade school which has delivered a high quality, affordable, Catholic education in Santa Monica for over 100 years. The school delivers a challenging, innovative academic program using the Blended Learning Model. With blended learning, students receive a personalized educational experience using dynamic, adaptive software along with small group and individualized instruction provided by our outstanding teachers.
Saint Anne School has comprehensive enrichment across its curriculum as well as in its after-school programs.
Largely multi-cultural and ethnically diverse, we strive to be a welcoming community by fostering an atmosphere of inclusiveness, love and respect for all.
It remains our long-standing mission to provide the highest quality education that is affordable for all our families.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 198 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,730
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

St. Annes School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia, ADHD
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
198 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
St. Annes School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
25 students
Number of AP Courses
1 course
Advanced Courses
Advanced Literature, Algebra I
Classroom Dress Code
Uniform, navy pants or or shorts, jumper or skirt, and white logo polo

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition assistance, scholarships, and multi-child family discounts available
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Michael Browning
Admissions Associate
Francis Flores


Total Sports Offered
6 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
21 extracurriculars
Kids', Sacramental

Club or Organization:
After, Brownies, Foreign, Girl, Leadership, P.S., Parent, Power, SMART, Student, TORCH

Arts and Music Programs:
Arts, California, Choir, Creative, Guitar, Violin

Recreational Athletic Programs:
CYO, Mission

School Notes

  • --Exemplary Blended Learning School
  • --Affordable tuition, with scholarships, financial aid,and multi-child family discounts
  • --Named "Best Religious School in Santa Monica" for seven years in a row by US Chambers of Commerce
  • --Enrichment in Science Education with P.S. Science Program for grades 1-5 and UCLA Environmental Science Project for middle school
  • --Enrichment in Art History (Arts Matter), Play Writing (Young Storytellers) and Film Making (Young Movie Makers)
  • --School wide instrumental music education program, with Orff-Schulwerk mallet and percussion,choir,violin, viola, cello and guitar instruction
  • --Award winning Music Program:Named asfinalist in the LA Philharmonic BRAVOAward competition for excellence in music education
  • --On-site after-schoolprogram through Boys & Girls Club free for students in Grades 2-8, and with school staff for TK, K and 1 students at modest fee,available until 6pm daily
  • --Multiple after-school programs, including Boys & Girls Club, Homework Club, Science Club, Dance, Drama,and Instrumental Music Instruction
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. Annes School cost?
St. Annes School's tuition is approximately $4,730 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of St. Annes School?
The acceptance rate of St. Annes School is 85%, which is higher than the national average of 84%.
What sports does St. Annes School offer?
St. Annes School offers 6 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Dance, Flag Football, Golf, Soccer and Volleyball.
What is St. Annes School's ranking?
St. Annes School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Least expensive tuition, Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for St. Annes School?
The application deadline for St. Annes School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is St. Annes School located?
St. Annes School is located in the Mid City neighborhood of Santa Monica, CA. There are 4 other private schools located in Mid City.

School Reviews

My child has been going to St. Anne's for three years and we all love it. Half of the time happened to be during Covid but the teachers handled it so well. I was hearing horror stories about how kids were regressing in other schools while my daughter learned to read through zoom classes because of how amazing the teachers and school are. The way they teach with Blended learning is fantastic. Blended learning makes it possible for the teacher to take more time for kids that need it while the other students are still learning. St. Anne has such a great sense of community and leadership. The principal has been at St. Anne's for 23 years and he's an amazing principal. Also, I can't believe how affordable this school is. It's less than $6,000 a year and they really help if you can't afford it. Also, if you are not Catholic you are still welcome. About 30% of students aren't Catholic. I can't wait for my son to start there too next year.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 198 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,730
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Los Angeles County, CA is $16,443 for elementary schools and $21,177 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Los Angeles County, CA is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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