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Why Saint Anne

Visible Catholic Identity ♦ 3-Year-Old Preschool through 8th Grade ♦ Full and Half-Day Preschool (3 -5 yr. olds) Full and Half-Day Kindergarten ♦ High Academic Standards ♦ Top Performance in Nationally Normed Tests Flexible & Affordable Extended Care ♦ Bus Service through District 220 ♦ 

Faculty State Certified and Degreed

  • Committed to very small class sizes, always keeping in mind the importance of balancing the academic and social needs of our students
  • Eclectic blend of expert educators
  • Continued ongoing level of commitment to professional development


Student-Centered, Differentiated Curriculum and Services:
Daily Religion Class:

  • Commitment to Servant Leadership
  • Sacrament Preparation (Communion and Reconciliation)
  • Opportunities to Prepare and Lead School Masses or School Prayer Services (offered weekly)
  • Interaction with Pastor, Priests, and Sharing Parish School
  • Religious Retreats (Grades 6-8)
  • Social Justice Committee with Faculty and Student Representatives
  • Altar Servers (Grades 4-8)
  • Living Stations of the Cross
  • May Crowning
  • Christmas Program
  • Class Service Projects
  • Buddy System Pairing Younger and Older Students


Literature-Rich English-Language Arts Curriculum:

  • CKLA Instruction in primary grades
  • Wit and Wisdom K-8


STEM driven Math and Science curriculum, supported with Eureka Math/Engage NY, ZEARN, Great Minds, Project-Based, Inquiry Based Learning

Additional Instruction in:

  • STEM Instruction focused on a variety of topics: Robotics, Solar Power and Renewable Energy, Exploration of Artificial Intelligence
  • Art 
  • Music 
  • Physical Education 
  • Spanish 
  • Technology, 1:1 device's K-8


Special Services

  • Special Services Director
  • On-site Speech Therapist
  • ELL District Consult
  • School Guidance Counselor



  • I-Ready (diagnostics 3x year, Grades K-8)



  • 1:1 Student Chromebooks (Grades K-8)
  • Technology Lab & Computers in each Classroom
  • Multiple StreamLabs throughout Building
  • Interactive Whiteboards in all Classrooms
  • Mobile Carts with iPads and Chromebooks
  • Green Screen STREAM Lab

Additional Programs and Offerings:

  • Cultural Arts Programs
  • School Library
  • National Spelling Bee 
  • Essay Contests
  • Scholastic Book Fairs
  • Monthly Make a Difference Days
  • Special Lunch Days
  • Science Fair 
  • Sustainability Project 
  • Scholastic Bowl 

Co-curricular Activities include but not limited to:

  • Student Leadership Council (Grades 3-8)
  • Band 
  • String Instrument/Piano
  • Children’s Choir 
  • 3D Printing Intro to Engineering
  • Chess Club


Extracurricular Sports:

  • Athletic Director
  • Basketball (Grades 5-8)
  • Volleyball (Grades 5-8)
  • Cross Country/Track (Grades 4-8)
  • Cheerleading
  • Kid Fit / Mini Dribblers & other clinic and camp offerings


This and so much more is available for your family.
Contact us: Saint Anne Parish School, 319 E. Franklin, Barrington, IL 60010, 847-381-0311, www.stanneschoolbarrington.org