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St. Anne School

Private | PK-8 | 320 students

Our school is best known for its excellent academics.

 
 

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Posted November 1, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted April 7, 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


Posted 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


Posted March 9, 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


Posted November 16, 2012

Great school. Teachers genuinely care about the students. The other children and families are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted September 2, 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


Posted August 9, 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


Posted July 7, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted August 29, 2010

We have been generally very happy with the school, and especially with the principal, Mrs. Filler.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted November 9, 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


Posted October 6, 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.


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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Tutor(s)
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Middle States Accreditation (2012)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Clubs
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Clubs
  • Debate
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Michael Alogna
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 2 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (610) 882-4094

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Honors track
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boy scouts
  • Community service
  • Cub scouts
  • Debate
  • Girl scouts
  • National Honor Society
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • We are a Catholic school committed to helping our children grown in their love of God and one another.
School leaders can update this information here.

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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$2000 - $4000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships
Tax credits
Diocesan Grants

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Bethlehem Catholic high School
Notre Dame Catholic high School
Bethlehem Area Schools
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375 Hickory St
Bethlehem, PA 18017
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Phone: (610) 868-4182

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