Lower School

The early years play an important role in the development of a child’s future success in life. St. Anne provides Kindergarten-5th grades students with a safe, nurturing Christian environment that encourages the intellectual, physical, social, emotional, spiritual, and cultural development of each child. Our highly qualified teachers focus on giving personal attention to each student by providing a balance of the long standing traditions of the structure of Catholic education and the integration of STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts, and Math). Through the exploration of their curiosity in a Christ-centered classroom, our students become virtuous adults prepared for a global society.

The faculty and staff at St. Anne Catholic School work collaboratively to implement a consistent, challenging, and experiential curriculum by following the guidelines of the Diocese of Charleston.  St. Anne Catholic School is accredited by and meets the standards of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).  In 2016, St. Anne School received a perfect score on the SACS Internal Review. Although we maintain traditions in our teachings, our curriculum is constantly revised to keep students moving forward in our ever-changing society. Recognizing the need for our students to be able to compete in the 21st century, the Diocese is partnering with the University of Notre Dame through a program called ACE (Alliance for Catholic Education) Collaborative to develop our own curriculum that is competitive with Common Core and all State Standards. Through this project, teachers and administrators will work to create a strong set of standards, maintaining Catholic Identity and Christian Values as the main focus of all teaching and learning.  At St. Anne School, the lessons are planned and carefully selected using the Diocesan Curriculum as the guide and by providing an environment conducive to the proper development of the whole child:  intellectually, physically, emotionally, spiritually, socially, and culturally.

Curriculum and Instruction