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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
St. Ann's Academy is a great school. My kids have been here for several years and love it! They love science lab, the science fair, field trips and extracurricular programs like robotics, music and basketball. Kudos to the school administration for making positive changes to the academic programs, and to the teachers for all their hard work. National test scores are impressive! My only recommendation for improvement is to the physical plant. The building is starting to show its age. Time to launch a new, green building effort!
My child began Kindergarten at St. Ann's in 2013 and we couldn't be more pleased. There is such a sense of community at St. Ann's - all the teachers know her by name and she is making friends with students in K, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades. She has a 5th grade reading buddy, which she is thrilled about. The K teacher is outstanding and enthusiastic. To understand the academics, review each class' web page, weekly newsletters, and assignments. There is a great deal of transparency, which is fantastic. St. Ann's is so different from the other options we had. In what other school do Ks leave their classrooms for science lab taught by a science teacher? In science lab, they have learned about plants, insecticides, and have made ice cream. They also leave their classrooms for weekly PE, art, and music classes. Ks also received weekly Spanish classes. The best thing about St. Ann's is the student-teacher ratio. There are 9 kids in K and I believe only 10 in 1st grade. Incredible. St. Ann's is easy to get from DC's emerging neighborhoods. We are in Columbia Heights and it is a 15 minute drive to campus. Take a tour and talk to other parents - we are so glad we did.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
Wonderful school, nice teachers, but a horrible principal. Will be very disappointing if some good teachers leave the school because the lack of leadership.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Why do you love St. Ann's Academy? The quality education, class size, and diversity of the school, as well as it's location.
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