Annunciation I believe is a proven developer of leaders. Need an example? How about Mary Jo Copeland. Annunciation develops respectful, socially responsible young adults who go on to be leaders in their high school and communities.
This is a truly magical place and I can not tell you how pleased we are send our children to this school. With the number of high quality schools in Minneapolis we did a very complete search and fell in love with what this school stands for and what it delivers in young adults ready for excellence in high school college and beyond.
So what makes it special.
1. There is a place for every child here to be everything they can be. This starts with of course excellent teachers administration and staff who actually know each child and their uniqueness. It is no secret that Annunciation is a proven developer of leaders in academics and community. This is achieved through each childs opportunity to participate in the annunciation and broader community as a life long IB learner.
2. Did I say Annunciation builds leaders? I am always so impressed by the citizenship of the students, the student buddy process that helps students care for one another and for the dynamic and acclaimed Creative Arts Program that develops speaking ability, interpersonal relationships and most importantly confidence in our youth.
3. The Community. No matter where you come from you can find a home here in our community. This is the most welcoming group of people my wife and I have ever met and the community delivers for one another time and again.
This place is magic. Proof? Just check out the CBS evening news clip from last year on our beloved Mary Strickland and the magic she shows each of these children they posses.
The principal has done a great job pointing the school in a positive direction and they are now a candidate to be an IB school. She has also begun an open meeting that she calls Breakfast With The Principal. Parents that are able to make it may come and hear about what administration is doing to make the school better and are able to ask questions in a fairly informal setting.
The kindergarten teachers really care for the children in their classes and start them off with a great school experience. Successive grades continue this and add in the tougher academics as the kids get older. By the time graduation arrives, the kids are set for the challenges that high school will bring. This is reflected in entrance exam scores and academic scholarships.