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PK-8
Private
Bethlehem, PA
Students enrolled: 320
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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375 Hickory St
Bethlehem, PA 18017

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(610) 868-4182
(610) 882-4094
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November 01, 2013
We are very thankful to be able to be a part of the St Anne's family. We feel our child is receiving an excellent education while also receiving that something extra that only a faith based education can provide. We are very impressed by the actions of the middle school students and how they help out with the younger students. We are so pleased with the character building this environment creates and truly believe we have made the right choice for our child's education.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2013
I am very satisfied with this school. My kids have attended from Pre-K through middle school. The education is excellent, and the teachers are caring and attentive. My kids consistently have scored above the 95th percentile in their Iowa's (standardized tests), and I have St. Anne's to thank. Thank you.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2013
My children have been at this school for two years. The quality of the academic education is excellent. The teachers we've had are dedicated and caring -- going beyond what is required. The principal and administration is accessible and responsive. It's a great value for a private school education.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2013
Our school strives to provide the best atmosphere possible for the spiritual, emotional and intellectual growth of our students. Our teachers are dedicated to this school mission and motivated by their own deep personal concern for each child in class. Our Catholic faith based academics provide the strong foundation needed to achieve success in high school, college, and career. Ninety-seven percent of Catholic school students graduate college!

- submitted by a teacher
April 07, 2013
My children have been attending this school for 8 years, including preschool. I have experience with the public schools in the area and I am very happy that I chose St Anne's this time around.. The teachers and principal are caring but firm, and they are not afraid to make the children take responsibility for their mistakes. You may not always agree with one teacher or the principal, but that does not mean the school is a failure. You will find that anywhere you go in life.....If you want a school that has the ability to reinforce Catholic/Christian values and is allowed to do that, choose St. Anne's.

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2013
My children are students at St Anne's and we have had a very positive experience thus far. The teachers have been wonderful! We are very happy with the principal, staff and faculty!

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2013
My children have attended this school since they were in pre-school and I fully intend on keeping them at the school until they graduate(8th grade). The Principal is wonderful. She is a great leader and she cares for the children, and they care for her. The parents have a lot of opportunities to volunteer for special events with the children. I feel the school gives the children a well rounded faith and academic education including extras like art,music, gym, C.Y.O sports, Family Nights (reading adventure night, movie night), talent show, etc.

- submitted by a parent
November 16, 2012
Great school. Teachers genuinely care about the students. The other children and families are wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2012
This school is the worst! The principal is sub-standard at best and does a bad job in all areas of academics & students growth. I concur with the other negative comments. Don't waste your money, there are some really good schools in the area, just do your research.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2012
This school is an awesome school! The principal (yes, i know how to spell the word correctly) does a very good job guiding our students in the areas of academics, faith, and overall growth. I am not sure where the negative comments generate from; have these parents been in the school to volunteer and get to know the staff and the internal operations of this school?

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2012
I do not recommend this school in any way shape or form. I have three children and since the present principle this school and drastically changed and not for the better. I have had many issues on many levels that go unacknowledged unless they are looking for a donation or need something. 5 years ago I would and did praise this school now I'm ashamed of it. This is the last year for my children. Schools like this one give catholic schools a bad name and explain why so many are closing!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2011
I agree that this principal is bad for the school. She is forcing out the more seasoned, caring teachers by forbiding them to challenge or discipline students. She encourages students to be her "friends" and often sides with them against teachers. She only seems to care about good grades and not education. I pulled my daughter out of the school because of this.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2011
This school has changed since present Principal came. Students are given many "freedoms" by Principal......teachers are not able to challenge or discipline students. Students know they can "get away " with almost anything!

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2011
I would not recommend this school with the current staff in place. The upper grade teachers should retire, they lack enthusiam, and current methods of teaching.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2011
This was one of the top schools in the Lehigh Valley until about 3 or 4 years ago. My son graduated in 2008. He worked hard and had good grades. My daughter is in 7th grade and gets good grades with doing little to no work. The principal allows students to complain to her about homework assignments, demerits or anything that they don't like. THIS IS WRONG. The students are not learning and it seems that teachers wont push them.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2010
St. Anne's is an average school - not the worst but not the best. The school is fine academically, it is really lacking in extra activitities such as music, art, and drama clubs. There are a lot of different sport programs.The principal is great, most of the teachers are okay, just like any other school there are a few that are horrible and a few that are exceptional. The students are being taught the Catholic Religion, but they are not being taught to be Christian to others, which is a big disappointment. They are being taught to be polite to teachers and adults, but they are not being taught to be nice. A lot of the kids are sneaky and mean to one another from kindergarten on up. Most of the teachers do not seem to help foster friendships or help the children feel as though they fit in somewhere.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2010
We have been generally very happy with the school, and especially with the principal, Mrs. Filler.

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2009
You couldn't find a better school in the region. The principal makes the students her number one priority.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2009
My son just started the Expolers program (3-4 yrs). So I like it and he seems to like it, although I would like more information about my childs day from the teachers. We use the after care program too and if you are coming from a regular daycare setting, beware, it will not be what you are expecting. It really it just a place the kids go to wait for school to start or for parents to pick up. They do home work, watch tv, play video games. It took a while for me to get used to my son coming home telling me he had watched this dvd and that dvd!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
I am a St. Anne's Alumni and I believe the school excels in preparing students for High School and beyond. Teachers care and continue to care about the student's progress, not just overall test scores.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 06, 2009
I value the Catholic education that I received and have great memories of the friends I made while at St Anne's.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
Very nice program... teachers are great with the kids!

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
Went there as a child,all my children went there, now my grandchildren go there. Great education,lots of love and understanding.

- submitted by a community member
no rating January 07, 2009
The new principal is taking this school in the wrong direction. She makes parents feel unwelcome in the school. The students and families are not treated with respect. The learning environment has changed a great deal in the last few years.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2007
I am not please with this school, the upper grade teachers 6-8 have been at this school to long and are not motivating the students. Parents and church are stuffy and I am seriously considering other options. In my opion the emphasis should be on a better curriculum and less on sports.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2006
my son started here in pre-kindergarden and was able to attend a full day of kindergarden, which really helped him academically i have found that he seems to be ahead of other children i know who attend public schools. the teachers are so warm and caring, with a standard class size. it is very important to me that respect and good manners are a second nature to the children who attend and every child is equal, not having to worry about the latest trends and competing with others. the only competition is beneficial because it is academic. there is also avery high level of parent involvement, nearly everything is coordinated and done by the parents. st anne's continues to be a great experience for my child.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2005
This is my daughters second year at st.Annes. I would say it's an average school. My daughter is on the honor roll without trying, when she does apply herself her grades are even higher, but I dont give the teacher credit for any of it.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2004
My Daughter attended the Pre K program and absolutly loved it. The Teachers worked with the children in every way and the kids were learning without even relizing it. By mid year they could read colors. By the end of the year my daughter was sounding out and spelling simple words. Definatly a top notch pre-K program.

- submitted by a parent
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St. Anne School
375 Hickory St, Bethlehem, PA  18017
(610) 868-4182
Last modified St. Anne School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St. Anne School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top