Mission, Philosophy, & Core Values

“Catholic Education is an expression of the mission entrusted by Jesus to the Church He founded.”

MISSION STATEMENT
Uniting the long-standing tradition of Catholic education, with a personal learning experience, we become strengthened by the grace of the Holy Spirit and balanced in our lives. We are empowered to develop our individual identity and become virtuous leaders of society. We are faithful. We are fearless. We are St. Anne.

School Motto
Cultivating Intellect, Faith and Integrity
 

PHILOSOPHY
In keeping with the Vatican’s recommendations on Catholic education, we believe that parents are the primary teachers of their children. Our faculty and staff partners with our parents in providing a safe and nurturing environment for their child to achieve his/her personal potential as a human being, a constructive participant in society and member of the Church. We hold to the highest regard the development of the whole child: intellectual, physical, spiritual, social-emotional, and cultural dimension of his/ her personality. Through an inclusive environment and the integration of the Casel Five Social Emotional Learning Framework, we foster knowledge, skills, and attitude that prepare students for academic learning and development. We value each member of our school community and foster individual growth in the virtues of faith, hope, and love as we prepare students to become “virtuous leaders of society.” Our mission and philosophy is fluid whether our students are in-person or learning virtually. Through the home-school partnership, the St. Anne Catholic School community will:

CATHOLIC IDENTITY

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Welcome all families seeking a Christ-Centered education.

Provide fair and equitable access to curriculum through differentiated instruction based
on levels and learning styles to meet the needs of all learners.

Serve as a ministry of the Church
to teach our youth to become
critical thinkers, active members
of their parishes, and provide
guidance through the development of moral values.

Put students at the center of learning by implementing Best Instructional Practices developed from research-based pedagogy.

Lead Children to Christ until they know the way themselves by developing a personal prayer life and a love and understanding of scripture and the experience of serving others out of love.

Deliver academic excellence
through focusing on the development of the whole person and encouraging students to connect their intellectual curiosities and passions with the world today and tomorrow.

Bear witness to Christ by Infusing the teachings of the Church in all subjects through teaching as Jesus did integrating religious truth and values with this rest of life.

Reduce barriers of learning by implementing Universal Design for Learning and offering CHOICE for demonstrating mastery of concepts.

 


CORE VALUES
Core Value Statement
LET IT BE KNOWN TO ALL WHO ENTER HERE THAT CHRIST IS THE REASON FOR THIS SCHOOL, THE UNSEEN, BUT EVER-PRESENT TEACHER IN ITS CLASSES, THE MODEL OF ITS FACULTY AND THE INSPIRATION OF ITS STUDENTS. 

In keeping with the bountiful tradition of Catholic education, we inspire Excellence in God's Children by educating the whole person as articulated and demonstrated by our Core Values:

We are St. Anne!
We are Servants
We are Scholars
We are Athletes
We are Artists
We are a Community


VIRTUES
2020-21 Virtues in Practice 
The Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecelia, Virtues in Practice 

THEME: HOPE  
# LoveThyNeigbor "The second is this, 'YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.' There is no other commandment greater than these." Mark 12:31

Isaiah 40:31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.1 Samuel 16:7. The Lord said to Samuel, do not look on his appearance or the height of his stature. For the Lord sees not as man sees. Man looks on the outward appearance. But the Lord looks on the heart." 

    •    September- Hope
    •    October- Studiousness 

    •    November- Humility

    •    December- Patience

    •    January- Fidelity

    •    February- Cheerfulness 

    •    March- Temperance 

    •    April- Obedience

    •    May- Diligence 


Heavenly Father, we thank you for St. Anne School. We thank you that it has stood with the Power of Christ through world tragedy as well as community loss. We ask that you protect us in these turbulent times and we pray that each family and staff member will return to us and add to the glorious light that has always shown through our precious school. We pray for each SAS family and staff member that they will join us as we prayerfully wait for answers and plan for the year ahead. We thank you for the peace we have as Your Children and for your guidance always. Amen.

(written by Michelle Hatchett, former employee, parent, and long time supporter)