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Saint Ann Catholic School

Private | PK-8 | 250 students

International baccalaureate School

 

Living in West Palm Beach

Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $112,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $960.

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 8 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted May 20, 2014

Yes small classes, but no loving environment in the school, my daughter need to go to the bathroom and the teacher won't allowed it during class, then she thirsty and she won't allowed to just sip a little water until she dehydrated, is this a loving act? as catholics believes? why? is a child need to drink and pee. why? academically I'm not sure either. please St. ann have all your teacher act as a loving kindness environment instead a cruel mean environments. The right thing to do isn't always kindness, but kind thing to do is always right. I'm taking her out from this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2014

St Ann Catholic School is unlike any other private school that I know. The nurturing and caring environment that is created by parental evolvement and dedicated staff is truly unique. Children are taught how to learn not just "the facts". Overall a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2014

Love, love, love, St. Ann's. I highly recommend this school to anyone looking for a school where the students are the focus, not money. St. Ann's community is family oriented, loving, supportive, and Christian. My daughter has been here for 3 years and I can't imagine sending her anywhere else. The teachers are awesome and my daughter has loved everyone of them! The academics is great, I really like that there is no FCAT for the teachers, and staff to focus on do the kids can focus on learning!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2014

We moved from a different city and our son has easily adjusted at St. Ann. The school is small, which has worked out perfect for our son. The level of education is above what we have experienced in other schools. We feel blessed to have our son attend school in a positive friendly environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2014

Both my son and daughter attend St. Ann Catholic School and truly enjoy the experience. The administration and staff are welcoming and informed in addition to the curriculum being both well rounded and adequately challenging. I would highly recommend St. Ann Catholic School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2014

We have 6 children attending Saint Ann's and we could not be happier with this school. Saint Ann's provides our children with a top notch Catholic education in a warm family like environment. The school is almost 90 years old and we consider it a privilege to have our children there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2014

My daughter has gone to St Ann Catholic school for 3 years and loves it. The school is very family oriented. The school gives back to the community. The school provides a great foundation and is not focused on FCAT testing. I would recommend it to anyone looking to place their child in a school that educates students in a well rounded environment especially if religion in important to you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2014

My son has attended St Ann since kindergarten and is currently in 7th grade. St Ann is truly an extension of our family and we have felt that way ever since we walked through the doors.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2013

My daughter is a 6th grader at St. Ann Catholic School and has been a student there since Pre-K. St. Ann provides a balanced education in a unique and nurturing environment. As an International Baccalaureate World School, students receive excellent academics from a professional, dedicated staff. The curriculum also affords students the opportunity to explore fine arts and the development of a Christian life, which is enhanced through the philosophy and application of the IB program. This creates well-rounded children equipped with life learning skills and global awareness, who are compassionate and respectful. Because of its intimate size, St. Ann has a strong sense of community spirit, a close-knit family atmosphere and a comfort level that encourages students to excel and parental involvement. I've watched my daughter blossom into a bright, articulate, confident young woman and credit her exceptional education at St. Ann.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2013

As I put my son to bed this evening he said "thank you for sending me to St. Ann". There is no better feeling than knowing your children are happy. As parents we strive to give our children the best, I believe that St Ann is putting their best into action. The year has begun with a great spirit, we are blessed to be a part of this wonderful family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2013

We have been a part of the St. Ann Family for 8+ years! I have a son in college who graduated from St. Ann and a daughter currently in middle school. The teachers are dedicated and caring. The International Baccalaureate program has made my children very well rounded academically. St. Ann is truly a family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2013

I have 3 children who have attended this school in the past 2 years and have become so far behind due to over sized classes and poor curriculum. The teachers seem stressed with the new curriculum and sadly affects the children with no solid guidance and positive reinforcement. The principal is never around or available, not even for a return phone call. I must say as a parent I would never recommend this school. A stressful atmosphere leads to stressed children. Teachers lash out and have belittled my child in front of students, no structure and money driven in my opinion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2012

I have two boys who have flourished at this school over the last 6+ years. The academics are top rate and the teachers go out of their way to be available to parents and students outside of class. Every member of the staff works hard to make the children feel like part of a family. This is a school devoted to the whole child - academic, social and spiritual.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2010

A wonderful learning environment for our precious children. Beautiful state of the arm gymnasium, science laboratory, athletics and more!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2009

My girls have been at St. Ann's for almost 6 years now. Almost 1/3 of the children in her class are in the gifted program. The teachers are outstanding! When I compare what my children know academically to my neighbor's children, I see that my children are a little more advanced. I attribute most of their academic success to the teachers at St. Ann's! The principal running the school is truly dedicated to the children and staff. We have been blessed by such a strong leader! It's a great school to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2008

Love it. My daughter is flourishing here. Beautiful location, cute, cozy classrooms. I couldn't ask for better a better school for her. Wonderful principal, great teachers. We are very happy.
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Posted March 26, 2008

My daughter attended for 2 years and I loved the religious aspects of the school, but was not at all in love with the academics. As a former teacher I did not believe that the academics were in anyway up to the Blue Ribbin standard. Daughter is now in public scvhool and loves it.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 56% 42%
Hispanic 21% 29%
Black 11% 23%
Two or more races 10% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Green School of Excellence (2013)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Science club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
Clubs
  • Girls on the run

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Susan Demes
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Kcornett@stannwpb.org
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (561) 832-1791

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Global
  • Humanities
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Religious
  • Social justice
  • Visual arts
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Boy scouts
  • Community service
  • Cub scouts
  • Girls on the run
  • National Honor Society
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


9 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
40
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
43

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$7000 - $8000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Cardinal Newman High School
Suncoast
Dreyfoos
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324 N Olive Ave
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
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Phone: (561) 832-3676

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