At St. Anne's School, our students are global citizens. Global learning and authentic connections are paramount. Our students don't just learn about the world, they — along with their teachers — connect on a human level.

Diversity is more than a statistic about our student body. To us, it’s also about an open-mindedness to others’ thoughts, cultures, and ways of life. We strive to create an equitable community and do so by teaching inclusion in our curriculum, allowing students to see diversity in our own backyard and around the globe. We believe diversity teaches them skills to conquer unexpected problems, develop an entrepreneurial mindset, and engage with the world through creative inquiry.

Our vision is to achieve a school community where our core values of respect, responsibility, honesty, and kindness are reinforced every day, and where students and adults develop the will, courage, spirit, and knowledge to work for an equitable world.

The Board of Trustees has created a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) Committee. This is an exciting occurrence as it signals our goal to move our school forward through governance and financial support.
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DEIJ Committee and School Goals

Update the School’s diversity mission statement to reflect the School’s priority to develop and sustain an equitable and just community and learning environment.


Create a professional development plan for faculty, staff, parents, and Board members that supports the School in developing a common language and understanding of equity, justice, and inclusion.


Develop and implement a standardized data collection system to identify patterns of inequity for admissions, student achievement, and hiring and recruitment of faculty and staff.


Create a group for students to understand their roles in creating equitable and just communities.


Review the School’s curriculum through a culturally sustaining pedagogical lens to promote an environment where all students thrive, focusing on the assets students bring to the learning environment.


Assess the current admissions process, paying particular attention to outreach initiatives, ethnic and racial representation for enrollment priorities, and the yield of students of color.



​​​​​​​DEIJ Committee Members


Kate Dent, Chair, Trustee

Tia McNair, Co-Chair, Trustee

Mollie MacKenzie, Trustee​​​​​​​

Levonia Parker, Trustee

Jacob Rasmussen, Trustee

Besse Rose, Trustee

Lisa Zimmerelli, Trustee

Andrea Weiss,
Head of School

Connie Coker, 
​​​​​​​Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Management & Strategy

Detra Watson, 
​​​​​​​Interim Head of Program for Young Children and Lower School

Epiphany Smith,
Athletics Coordinator