The teachers are among the most dedicated faculty I have ever seen. They take as much time as is needed to ensure that everyone learns, even the children who are having difficulty. They partner with parents because they really treat each student as their own child.
Teachers are happy and work together with one another and with the administration. My son transferred from the Catholic school in Somerville. He was miserable at the first school and quite apprehensive about transferring. He received such a warm welcome from the teachers and the students. They did everything possible to make him feel like he belonged there.
These teachers are the best you will see. They are dedicated and have been there for a long time. They work together and truly seem to work as a team to ensure that the students are happy and learning. When my son seemed upset at school one day, the teacher conferred with the other teachers to see if he seemed upset in other classes also and then called me on her personal time to see if he was ok. That is the kind of teachers at St. Ann.
The teachers assign homework, but they make sure that they have taught the material in class so that the homework is just reinforcement. If a student does not understand the material, the teachers will make every effort to make themselves available to answer questions and help the student learn the concepts fully.
This is the school that will teach your children all the fundamentals they will need to build on for the rest of their academic education. St. Ann's doesn't have the flashiest technology, but what you will get is a strong ability to write, a good understanding of mathematics and a caring set of teachers who will not only make sure you will succeed while you are there, but will ensure you have all the knowledge you need to ensure your success in high school.
My children spent their entire grade school years here. It was their home away from home. The academic standards are excellent. The students from St. Ann School stand out when they go to high school. They are getting a fantastic education that is underscored by a strong faith. I know there are good public schools in this area, however that was never an option for my family, based on our conservative and religious beliefs.
We relocated from another state and couldn't be happier with this school. The teachers and staff are top notch. The school environment emphasizes academics but is engaging and nurturing as well. We are so happy with our choice. Our son just loves going to school everyday.