There's a Reason We End in 8th Grade
Our students are empowered to make informed decisions about their education.
With the support of their parents and teachers, Seventh Grade students begin the high school selection process. As students collaborate with the Director of Upper School Placement, they develop a clear understanding of their strengths, learning styles, and interests. Students are able to own the selection process and choose a high school that is the best match for their individual goals and needs.
We inspire our students to discover themselves as learners, friends, and community contributors without the social pressures of older students. Our students enter Middle School with the skills and routines developed from our Twos program forward that help them thrive during a time in adolescence where many children feel socially and emotionally vulnerable.
A sense of belonging fosters well-educated and confident students who are ready to lead.
Our students feel a true sense of belonging with their classmates and teachers because they are able to experience an inclusive, consistent learning environment during the most formative time in their lives. According to a study by New York University, students who attend a K–8 school have more positive views and confidence in their academic abilities when compared to their counterparts at traditional middle schools.
At St. Anne’s School:
- Our students are well-known by their peers, teachers, administrators, and staff, and they know their voice matters.
- Every classroom is arranged and every schedule is designed based the interests, strengths, and capabilities of the students.
- Our distinguished programs offer students the opportunity to think critically, make choices, and challenge themselves to reach higher.
- Our Buddy Program allows older students the opportunity to be role models, forging friendships across grade levels and enhancing a sense of community.
- Our students enter middle school with the skills and routines developed from our Twos program forward that helps them thrive during a time in adolescence where many children feel socially and emotionally vulnerable.
- Our students grow up within our community and they leave together, offering support to each other and maintaining close friendships long after graduation.