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St. Anne Elementary School

Private | PK-8 | 236 students

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $162,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $780.

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Posted April 16, 2014

My granddaughter is a 1st grader who talks freely about her teacher, classmates and daily experiences in positive ways, and grown out of her "shell" into a bubbly little schoolgirl. The curriculum and daily schedule is challenging, diverse and structured just enough to make her look forward to each day. Though she has been in "school/preschool" for 4 years, this is the happiest I have seen her. Good job St. Anne's !!


Posted June 19, 2012

The music class has no real instrument or vocal training. It is a yearly group performance class. Core music material ought to be included: such as notes, instrument / voice types in order to develop individual untapped abilities and strengths. Fundraising should buy actual music tools/instruments for the children to learn truly life-lasting music skills. Unfortunately, the first grade teacher with vast experience in private and public education will be retiring. A non-licensed educator (not required in private schools) will teach the 1st grade, but also one who lacks the experience that we expect in an expensive private school: a mom who was a teacher substitute. I wonder who else applied for the job. A male teacher would have made a nice change in school dynamics. What is most bothersome is the lack of confidentiality about children challenges amongst teachers and teacher substitutes. Some have made very indiscreet comments about the children! Most of them lack basic child psychology training, e.g. instead of removing the child from the classroom for X or Y and speaking to them privately, several teachers including the principal humiliates them in front of his/her classmates!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2012

One would be wrong to assume that in this school money spent = higher-class education. Unfortunately, this is not so. Frankly, most of the teachers are unsophisticated and quite rude. It is clear that the teachers are in need of a proper etiquette class. Recently, one of them came out shouting, stating that so and so parent should not do this and that; embarrassing the child in front of classmates! Another teacher was complaining about a child and his mother, where several other non-related parties could hear! Most notes sent to teachers are responded borderline rude, most times without the dutiful niceties of, Thank you or Dear etc. The principal, teachers and staff's approach in handling children's inappropriate behavior or simple challenges is having a negative impact on the children self-esteem. More importantly, the lack of one- on- one feedback with parents is destroying whatever good they may have academically. After all, if one wanted mediocre student feedback and teacher involvement, we already have the public school system to serve that purpose.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2012

The unending fundraising is right! Unreal and I found out about the tuition "adjustment" of $400+ if I cannot volunteer to help in the school which was not disclosed prior to our enrollment! I too agree with the other parent regarding the new 1st grade teacher. Why should we pay top dollar for inexperienced teachers???
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2012

unending fundraising since the 1st day of school. Minimal communication from teachers regarding curriculum. Very strict student policies. NO PLAYGROUND!! Children play in asphalt parking lots. They are not allowed to wear sneakers in gym class. Excellent afterschool program. Principal is poorly organized and borders on the insincere or uninformed- I felt like I was told anything I wanted to hear in order to get our enrollment, and found out the truth later.
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Posted October 24, 2011

My son currently attends St Anne's (for 4 years now) and we have been very satisfied with the quality of the education. We wanted a nurturing environment with standards, where attainable expectations are placed on the children regarding behavior and performance. While other schools in town are less expensive, we wanted one that was more loosely tied to its associated parish/self directed and willing to pay a bit more for that independence. We wanted solid fundamentals, a responsive teaching staff and varied learning opportunities. Our son studies music, art, as well as all the fundamentals (math, reading, history, science, etc.). They place a strong emphasis on public speaking and reading in early grades. Comments regarding fund raising are true, but frankly true of all the local schools. Parent involvement is high and we frequently see all the parents in my son's grade. We will be leaving the Webster area soon and leaving St. Anne's is one of the sadder parts of our change. We've enjoyed the staff. Sister Constance is always available to parents and has been very supportive of my son. I would not hesitate to recommend this school to others moving into the area.
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Posted October 22, 2009

I have two children at St Anne School. The school is first rate in terms of edjucation, sports and disipline. Whether it is computer labs, individual projects, or just general reading, writing and math the teachers are attentive, devoted, and very capable of inspiring, teaching and working with the children. This school is like a giant family with everyone encouraged and welcome to participate. I feel confident that my children are getting the best edjucation in the local area, and will be well prepared for high school. Sports include intermural, JV and varsity basketball, JV and varsity soccer and jv and varsity cheerleading. Pre K available as well as afterschool programs. Children from many different backrounds attend and are equally welcome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2009

I attended St. Anne's from Kindergarten up until 8th grade, and i absolutely loved it. The teachers are amazing and understanding, and are always there if you need extra help. The athletics are great as well! There sports teams are always great and always go very far during the season. The school spirit is good too :) As for the academics, I think they're top notch, especially the English and Literature. My first year in high school I felt like I was a year ahead. If you send your child to this school, you are not only thoroughly preparing them for high school, you are helping them create memories that will last a lifetime!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 30, 2009

This is a good school for the most part. We do not have a chorous nor Computer Tech as far as I know because thay are not leaded properly and do not perform nearly as many activities that a public school program would do. For all the money you have to pay for tuition, it is horrendous how they enforce donations and fund raisers as much as they do. Alas, the French is scarce and a waste of time while the math is behind. Honestly, STA is an excellent school but suffers with really bad programs and vast needs for money.


Posted October 27, 2008

I think st.annes is a great school with wonderful teachers! I went there for 3 years overall it has a great curriculum combined with school spirit!! Some of the wonderful teachers at St.Anne's are Mrs.B, Mrs.T, and Mrs.Socha. Anyone would be lucky to have had any of the teachers.
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Posted September 19, 2007

I am a current student at Saint Anne's, and the curriculm is great! We have a couple school activities, and the teachers are so nice! We learn, and we have a lot of fun at the same time! I love it here! I don't want to leave! The teachers are strict but nice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 30, 2007

I currently attend Saint Anne's, and I would strongly recommend it for your children. The teachers prepare the students well for high school and they are patient, yet strict. The teachers disipline the students just enough to let us know how high school is going to be. The sports at Saint Anne's are also great. I've been playing sports there since third grade and I love playing. This is a great school. I love it here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 24, 2006

I went to school at St.Annes from k-12 and i have to say it put me ahead of the game when I went into a college prepatory school. The only downfall of this school is the limited sport program and the math program needs to be advanced. I felt because of the education in algebra i was behind.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 27, 2005

I have nothing bad to say regarding St. Anne academics, but I don't understand why should a Pre-K student pay the exact amount of tuition as other students when they only go half days?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

More programs should be added for younger students in k-2 and should not start at 3rd grade. With all the money we raise and the tuition it should go for all the children, not just certain grades. The school is like it's little own community and for this I am greatful and that is why I will continue to enroll my child there.
—Submitted by a parent


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Ethnicity This school State average
White 85% 67%
Two or more races 7% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Black 2% 8%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Hispanic 1% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Webster, MA 01570
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