Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy

Our Mission

St. Anne’s School of Annapolis invests in the intellectual and spiritual promise of each student in a community that celebrates diversity and values the dignity of every human being. We challenge students to think critically and creatively, to know themselves as learners, and to govern their lives with confidence, compassion, and integrity.

Challenging academics and a purpose-based, exceptional education.

We’re a small school with big thinkers. Our curriculum is contemporary, but our approach to learning is proven and based on research. As a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme and Middle Years Programme, we share a common philosophy with IB World Schools — a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.

We are a diverse and inclusive community.

Our Episcopal tradition and school philosophy calls every member of our community to celebrate diversity and uphold the dignity of every person. We respect and celebrate diversity in age, ethnicity, family structure, gender, learning styles, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status.

As an Episcopal School, we are founded in mutual respect for the differences of all persons, including religious diversity. As a result, we are privileged to welcome families from many faith backgrounds, as well as those without a defined faith tradition. Through social justice education and experiences rooted in an open and welcoming Christian tradition, we provide an environment where intellectual and spiritual wonder are valued, where love and kindness toward one another are pivotal, and where contributing to the common good is celebrated and expected.

We foster an environment of belonging, where students feel known.

When parents choose St. Anne’s School for their children, they are giving them a unique gift — a school experience that prepares them academically, socially, and emotionally, well beyond their peers. We offer our students a warm and welcoming learning environment that promotes self-governance through reasoning and intellectual curiosity. At St. Anne’s School, we value respect, responsibility, honesty, and kindness, and those core values are reinforced every day.