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St Anselm Elementary School

Private | PK-8 | 148 students


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Posted June 14, 2013

St. Anselm school has Good Academics but not a very good environment . The teachers are not highly qualified !
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 3, 2011

Highly recommended. There is nothing this school lacks - great academics, high standardized test scores, well-rounded athletic program (CYO & Instructional), and a multitude of extra-curricular activities for students. The parish support is amazing. The new principal has really energized the school. Really, really great things happening. Wouldn't have my children anywhere else. Currently have Pre K- 8th Grade, but looking into full day kindergarten as well as the 1/2 day option. Their website is check it out.
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Posted November 2, 2009

My husband and I looked all over the Archdiocese of Detroit looking for a school with solid academics and diverse extracurricular programs until we found St. Anselm. Both of our children have attended the school since the beginning of their academic education, and I can only say great things about their experience. The teachers are caring, helpful, and creative. We love the diversity of the student population. The sports program is all inclusive, including instructional soccer, and basketball, and summer baseball for the younger grades. The CYO boys & girls program sports (soccer, basketball, softball, and baseball) are open to grades 5-8. There is strong parent participation, which makes the school feels more like an extended family.
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Posted September 15, 2009

My children have attended St. anselm for the past 8 years. Our children's upbringing, moral character and education are of utmost importance to us. I stress this point because we are critical of academic programs, sports, peer groups, adult interactions whether other parents, teachers or administration, etc..We are happy with this school and grateful to the staff for providing such a high quality education at a reasonable cost. Also the academics are good enough for most graduates to qualify for entry to U of D Academy, CC, DC, and Ladywood, where they regularly receive honors as is posted in our parish circular. The diversity between ethnic and socio-economic groups is also very refreshing. Take it from a parent that does the research, St. anselm is the best kept secret of the archdiocese in metro Detroit.
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Posted September 15, 2009

I rate this school 5 stars. For it's overall well rounded education, to it's excellent diverse teaching staff. St Anslem's also is one of the few elemetary schools with superb baseball and soccer fields and gym.
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Posted August 11, 2009

St. Anselm offers Pre K - 8th Grade with a broad curriculum that includes Spanish (starting in Kindergarten), Music, Art & Gym. A fantastic sports program is available for grades 5-8, an instructional sports program for grades K-4 and a great summer baseball program. St. Anselm is blessed to have a staff and parent community that truly rallies around the children. It really does live up to it's Motto: Education. Catholic Values. Proud Tradition of Excellence. See for yourself at or drop by the office for a'll be glad you did!
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Posted April 29, 2009

Whatever you do , do not send you child to this school. They will be at a disadvantage when entering high school in all the core subjects of math, english and science. The teachers are not helpful, will not do anything extra to help your child succeed. They work eight houts get their paychecks and the heck with you kid if they need it. I have to get an outside tutor to help my child be prepared for 9th grade math and I am not the only one. The principle lets the teachers run the school and you better hope your child iis one they like. They bully the kids and put them down for the smallest of mistakes If you have to drive out of your way to take your child somewhere else then do it!!!! Steer clear of this school.
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Posted August 5, 2008

Awesome school! Middle school science program is excellent.
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Posted July 11, 2008

This school definitely prepared me for high school. The teachers are kind and are always ready to help. The curriculum prepared me well, and I often found that I was learning more than in a public school in higher grades, even in the lower grades. As an honor student, the teachers always convinced me to achieve more and more, and I am forever grateful. I would recommend this school to anyone looking to have their child succeed.

Posted June 2, 2008

If being an unhappy 'robot ' is your goal for your child then this school is the one for you! My child has never been happier since leaving this school .It's over structure and never allow a child to smile attitude is sure to break the spirit in any child! I thought teachers and principles got into the teaching profession because they loved children; here in this school were the average teacher should have retired 10 years ago do not!!It was so refreshing to leave a school filled with so much anger and anmosity with all ! The grass is truley greener on the other side!!!
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Posted February 7, 2008

Class sizes are very small. Kids get a great handle on the basics in a positive, supportive, faith based setting
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Posted January 9, 2007

St Anselm is a great school. I have two kids that have attended St Anselm since kindergarten and are now in the 3rd and 4th grade. They love the teachers and school. The school is very safe, the doors are locked and no one can enter without ringing a bell and having the school staff open the door. Tuition is compatible to other catholic schools in the area. They offer music with christmas & spring concerts, art, spanish and sports for all grade levels. The class rooms are small which gives teachers more one on one time with the students. My kids are in 3rd & 4th grade and learning what kids in public schools are learning in higher grades. All in all a great school!
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Posted August 8, 2005

This school is a hidden gem. St Anselm fosters a caring, nurturing, educational experience in a Christian environment. The school has an excellent sports program for both boys and girls of all levels including basketball, soccer, softball, baseball coach's pitch, and T-ball. There is an outstanding art program and computer lab. Science is highlighted through the yearly Science Fair and participation in the regional Science Olympiad. Active Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Girl Scout programs, with decicated leaders. The school offers latch-key. Various programs throughout the year provide outside learning adventures to the students and opportunities for parental involvement. The Parent Community group encourages social interaction among parents through dinner/dance nights, scavenger hunts, and volunteer activities. A key to the success of St Anselm School involves parents working with the teachers and administration for a quality educational experience for their children.
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Posted February 23, 2004

This is an excellent, excellent school. It has most definately prepared, if not, over prepared me for high school. I recommend this school to anyone who would like their child to have a top-notch education
—Submitted by a former student

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 69%
Multiracial 11% 2%
African-American 4% 19%
Hispanic 4% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Ms. Katie Brydges
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  • Roman catholic
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  • (313) 565-7514


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17700 West Outer Drive
Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
Phone: (313) 563-3430


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