Students enrolled 10
Hours 8:00am - 3:00pm
School leader Thomas Wharton
Transportation options no info
Type Religious
Preschool capacity no info
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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4404 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20016

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(202) 363-4460
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4 stars
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April 19, 2014
Where do people get their information? The last report is that St. Ann's is closing. St. Charles is not even in the Archdiocese.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
St. Ann's is not closing. It is St. Charles that is closing. Many of the St. Charles students will be moving to St. Ann's so the school gained many new students and some classes are full for the fall.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2014
Regretfully, St. Ann's is closing at the end of the 2013-2014 school year due to low enrollment.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2014
My two children begun St. Ann's this year and we all love EVERYTHING about the school.Of course , there are imperfections in every school but we are very satisfied with our children's academic progressions and our relations within the school . Our children especially love the principal, the office manager,their teachers and even the entire staff. They always mention how the current enrolled students are smarter than those at their previous school and how learning is much more fun at St. Ann's. It is imperative for you to visit your child's future school first hand. Both my husband and I have come to the conclusion that St. Ann's is D.C.'s secret jewel . Therefore, this was our wonderful experience, visit and allow your child to shadow St. Ann's to experience his/her joy for it for themselves! When our children are happy in their learning environment, as parents, were HAPPIER! Be well...Blessings to your family.:)

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2014
St. Ann's is a phenomenal school that I am proud to be a part of! From the very start the school embraced my children and I must say academically the children are doing very well! The school is a must see with its historic richness, academic rigor, along with an awesome group of caring teachers and staff. I am confident that if you came by to visit you will be pleased with what you see.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2014
St. Ann's Academy is a wonderful school for my kids, for we have been apart of the community for six years. What makes St. Ann's Academy special are the dedicated teachers, administration, parent involvement, and of course the students! Although St. Ann's Academy is a Catholic school, non-Catholics (like my family) are very much welcomed.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2014
St. Ann's Academy (http://www.stannsacademy.net/) is a thriving elementary school located at the heart of the Tenleytown neighborhood in Washington, D.C., just half a block away from the Tenleytown Metro Station. St. Ann's teachers are committed, professional, and exemplary instructors for our children. Our first grader, who is already fluently reading and writing, has also learned discipline, responsibility, and respect for her/his teachers and other students. I would strongly encourage any parents doing reviews of elementary schools in NW DC to consider St. Ann's Academy, and to visit us during our incoming open houses Jan. 29 & 31; Feb. 13 & Apr. 10, the last three of which are scheduled at 5-7pm).

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2014
St. Ann's Academy (Washington, DC) is one of the top elementary/middle schools in the metropolitan area. This school offers a dynamic curriculum and provides quality educational instructors/teachers for your children. I have been at this school for 5 years and am truly blessed to be a part of this awesome institution. My kids are flourishing and excelling in their academics more than I could ever imagine. St. Ann's Academy is a best kept secret in DC and now it is time to time the masses of its wonderful presence.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2014
St. Ann's Academy is a small k-8 school with terrific teachers, students and families. All students enjoy foreign language, laboratory science and technology classes. Rounding out the academics are great extracurricular activities including band, choir, arts & crafts, team sports and robotics. Teachers are dedicated. They hold students to a high standard and provide the needed support to achieve. St. Ann's students test well, and graduates attend some of the best high schools in the city and beyond. The school culture is welcoming of new families, and the parent organization is very active, sponsoring fun events for students and families throughout the year. A few areas of improvement include upgrades to the physical plant. It needs a few things, but it's well maintained by the maintenance staff. Overall it's a clean, safe environment. Finally, enrollment has dipped somewhat. This makes class sizes small, 15 on average. But, interest is picking up. I would guess monthly open houses and word-of-mouth is working. I would recommend St. Ann's Academy to anyone looking for a great school, a good location, a safe environment and a path toward success for their child.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2013
My kids love St Ann s. Whenever I pick them up from school, even if they stay for After Care, they ask me why I picked them up so early. The teachers are very engaged with all the students. The students are given individual assessments to ensure they are excelling or where they may need additional support. There is a strong sense of community among the students across all grade levels and the parents are very involved. I personally know many St. Ann's graduates and they have attended top high schools and colleges. I have recommended St. Ann's to many family members and friends and they have also enrolled their kids. Bottom line is that it is a great school and a great value!

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
St. Ann's has been a wonderful experience for our daughter. She has grown and learned so much in a very short time. Her teacher has a unique way of teaching complicated materials to her students that help them retain the information. We have been pleased thus far.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2013
The best things about St. Ann's are the individualized attention students receive and the close-knit community of families. Another great thing is that even the Kindergarteners rotate to different classes for weekly Spanish, Science, Art, Music and PE classes for instruction from specialized teachers. Lower grade students also participate in things like reading support and escorts to mass with upper grade students, which motivate both the older and the younger student about learning and being part of a larger community. Also notable and somewhat unusual: before and after care are run by actual St. Ann's faculty members, not outside people. So students are receiving continuity or care and instruction throughout the day--and parents know who's watching their children. Some parents may worry that Catholic schools are too strict and rigid, but St. Ann's has an effective balance of structure and nurturing that has worked well for my child, and much better than the more relaxed format of our former school. Whenever we are out, people always stop and ask where my child goes to school and comment how bright my child is. That says a lot.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2013
We have been Saint Ann's Academy parents for 4 years and are very pleased. We love the small class sizes, the sense of community, the diversity of students and the excellent teachers. I am very impressed with the quality of teachers and their dedication to the students. Graduates get into very good Catholic High Schools and other private schools in the DC area. I recommend any interested parents to schedule a school visit or come to an Open House.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2013
We have three children at St. Ann's Academy. We will enroll our 4th child in pre-K3 next fall. The student teacher ratio is excellent. We are pleased that our children are in a rich learning environment. Most importantly, they are learning Christ centered values for everyday life.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2013
Our family is new to this school and we are really happy. I know there are bad reviews of the school and have heard there was some sort of turmoil a few years ago. I don't know anything about that. What I do know is that the school, the teachers, and the partners have created a vibrant community. Visit the school, take a tour in order to form your own opinion of the school and its administration. That's what we did and we have found a really great match for our child and for our family.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2013
I am very please with St. Ann's Academy. My oldest daughter graduated from St. Ann's Academy in 2012. St. Ann's had prepared her well. She had maintained an "A" average during her 9th grade year of high school. I also have two younger children that attend St. Ann's as well. I love the small classroom settings so that my children get individualize attention from their teachers when needed.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2013
I have been very impressed with the degree to which my son's teacher is challenging the students, and the camraderie of the small classes. My son is thriving at St. Ann's academically, spiritually and in terms of his self image. The diversity of the school is something that was important to our family, and St. Ann's offers diversity. My son loves God, and has grown tremendously spiritually. St. Ann's could use more after-school activities, but the Robotics Club, Music lessons, Zuumba Fitness and Math tutoring have been wonderful options for us. I love this school!!

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2013
St. Ann's Academy is a hidden gem located in Northwest, Washington, DC, Tenley-Friendship neighborhood. The teachers and senior leadership of the school are well-educated and provide a nurturing, spiritual environment for my boys. I'm happy to be a part of the St. Ann's Academy HSA which is a natural extension of the community. Parent involvement is mandatory to support the school's activities and contribute toward St. Ann's Academy's continued success in the development of well-rounded, young men and women, who graduate to then attend top Catholic high schools in the Washington metro area.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2013
We started our daughter in Kinder this year and are thrilled with the school, the teachers and the administration. My daughter bounces out of bed each day and can't wait to get over across the park to school. When all her classmates run to their teacher to hug her each morning, I know we made the right choice. Simply awesome. Spanish, science lab, music, technology, library, gym all in Kinder. Test score improvement tops the charts in the past 2 years. This is a place to check out if you want a small school in the big city. I'll close by telling you the sense of community rocks. When 3rd graders help your kinder inside, and the 5th graders help with reading and the 8th graders mentor good manners...you know you are in a great school, led with heart and love and professionalism.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2013
Wonderful school, nice teachers, but a horrible principal. Will be very disappointing if some good teachers leave the school because the lack of leadership.

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2013
It is very disappointing what has happened to St. Ann's in the past few years. The school leadership is terrible, and many families, particularly parish families, have left in the past 2 years. The academic standards have really declined, and kids are missing a lot of the basics. This used to be a great school, but the current principal is ineffective and incompetent and has led the school to a sad decline.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2013
Thinking of the positives, very nice small school in Washington, DC. Small classes and lots of attention form teachers, my son especially enjoys learning Spanish and his homeroom teacher.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2013
Great location and much potential. School needs more students, to have enough revenue to update its facilities. The teachers are above average, but are uniform in their dissatisfaction with the school's leadership. School lost over 50 students, and has dropped from 220 to 145 in past 3 years.

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2011
Wonderful teachers, but hasn't had 221 students in years. My child has had excellent teachers and wonderful small class sizes, but I don't know what kind of education will be there now that they can't afford a librarian, technology teacher or elementary science teacher. Financially struggling school that needs more students or won't survive much longer.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2011
My daughter has attended St. Ann's since kindergarten and I am extremely pleased with the school, the teachers and her progress. The class sizes are very small which is rare for any school, public or private, and the teachers are extremely attentive to each child's needs. Monsignor Mosley is an excellent administrator and the faculty is first rate. The Home and School Association does a great job involving all parents and makes it possible for working parents to volunteer by offering a variety of opportunities throughout the school year. This school is a gem and I am so grateful found it!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 12, 2010
The school offers a diverse and very caring and nuturing environment for the students as well as the parents. The faculty and staff are very caring and help create a strong sense of community and an outstanding value system. The kids get in to great high schools.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 09, 2010
Why do you love St. Ann's Academy? The quality education, class size, and diversity of the school, as well as it's location.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
Because Saint Ann's Academy is a wondeful school, and the teacher are excellent and know how to teach the children

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2010
The teachers of Saint Ann's Academy really care about the children, and the staff has some excellent, long-time teachers who have much experience in the grade they teach.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2010
It is an institution that teaches the all round A, B, C of life

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2010
Monsignor Mosley, the pastor of the church takes an active role in making sure the students are getting a good education. The principal, Mr. Warton, is great and the rest of the faculty is wonderful and take pride in what they do. Excellent school program with many activities for the students.

- submitted by a community member
November 04, 2010
The schools has a great faculty who work closely with the students. There are students from every continent except Antarctica, and it is located in a great city.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2010
We just moved from Costa Rica 3 months ago eventhough we live in Bethesda MD, we desided to send our son to St. Ann's Academy and we couldn't had made a better decision. My son is so happy learning English and all the other subjects a 6th grader is supposed to without a problem thanks to St.Ann's excellent staff. Kids at St.Ann's Academy enjoy learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2010
The school is a friendly school. Most of the staff and faculty take the time to get to know each family and are willing to go the extra mile for the students.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2010
Excellent teachers - great parent involvment all in a caring and nuturing environment

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2010
The schools is small and it has a family feel. They encourage parental involvement.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2010
We feel our children are getting a great educational and developing a strong sense of self

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2010
St. Ann's Academy provides a top-notch educational experience, in a nuturing, spiritual and respectful atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2010
I like St. Ann's Academy because it is very disclipline and it gives the children a good education. I do not like St. Ann's because it doesn't provide transportation and it is constantly asking for money and volunteers for everything.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 23, 2010
St. Ann's Academy is where my grandchildren are getting a quality Catholic education. I would recommend it to other parents that are looking for a good private school. St. Ann's Academy, with all its great schooling and activities, prepares students for high school and beyond.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2010
Our two children are so happy! They are performing above grade-level in both reading and math. The values we are teaching at home are being taught and reinforced at school. St. Ann's offers a challenging academic program in a nuturing, encouraging and positive environment. We are proud of our students and their school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2010
St Ann's Academy is the best kept secret in Washington DC, offering wonderful diversity and maintaining the values and traditions young minds need to succeed and become great contributors to society.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2010
This is a fantastic school, with a solid education program and fantastic school spirit. Parents are strongly encouraged to participate in their child's school career through volunteer opportunities and regular school events throughout the year. The concerns that many parents have about bullying or other unsocial behavior is addressed early on and the school has advised that such behavior will not be tolerated. We have been extremely happy at St. Ann's Academy and couldn't have asked for a better school (and believe me when I say we went to many open houses).

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2010
A diverse student body learning in a faith filled environment located in the heart of Washington, D.C.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating February 03, 2009
I have two children that attend St Anns and I must say that I have never been in a school that is so money hungry. Every week there are atleast one form of fundraising of the sort. Parents are not made welcome when visiting, issues or concerns are not addressed well. The principal is nice but the rest of the staff has no bedside manners they fail to greet parents, and have low level of respect for children. Some teachers make inappropriate comments to students and parents. I made the huge mistake of enrolling my children here. I will 100% be disenrolling them at the end of the year.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating May 27, 2008
ST Anns is an pretty good school, the lower grade teachers the 1st, 2nd and and 3rd grade teachers does an excellent job of teaching. The office manager is great and very pleasant to talk with. The upper school teachers are good too, however, the upper school curriculum could stand some more challenging subjects for the students. Overall the school is a pretty good school for the students and family.

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May 20, 2008
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February 22, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
October 17, 2007
The principal takes an active interest in each student and learned the children and parent's names within the first week of school. She is actively involved in monitoring the quality of the teaching and engaging parents. The kindergarten teacher is very experienced and gives the children individual attention. My children loved their first grade teacher and she inspired them to enjoy reading. The children learn values, respect for adults and themselves as well as concern for the homeless and those less fortunate. The school has a holiday and spring music program as well as a band and chorus. The art teacher is fabulous and the children's art work is displayed throughout the school. The school and parish sponsor Biddy basketball for 1-3 grade which is fun and not too competitive. The refs stop play to tie the kids' shoes. The teachers are excellent and view their work as a vocation.

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June 11, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2006
The school is a good school. However, I would recommend stronger and challenging academics for students 5th grade and above. The lower grades can stand to reduce its class size. However, in the first, and second grade the teachers have done a great job making sure that the students are on target. The upper classes can stand to be a bit more challenging for students working above grade level.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2006
The academic program at St. Ann's is not as strong as it should be. There is a problem with recruiting and retaining qualified teachers. The lower school is good, although some of the classes are large - 29 students. After 3rd grade, everything is downhill! There isn't many extracurriclar activities besides basketball and chorus, but this is common for most catholic schools. Parents are very involved, although that doesn't seem to correct the problem with teachers and curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2004
This is my children's first year at St. Ann's Academy and they absolutely love it. The principal is involved, supportive and greets each student every morning by name. She is a true role model and it shows in the attitudes of heir teachers. The teachers are also fabulous. Their dedication, attention and teaching are all geared toward the students with such a passion to put education first. The parents are amazing and always Johnny-on-the-spot for the many activities and events taking place. At least once every month, the children have the opportunity to reach out and help the local homeless and others with hardship, due to St. Ann s cooperative spirit in helping the less fortunate. We are very proud and pleased to attend this school.

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St. Ann's Academy
4404 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC  20016
(202) 363-4460
Last modified St. Ann's Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St. Ann's Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 55 reviews.