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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

  • Classes range with no more than 24 students per class
  • 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:

  • Guided Reading, Daily 5, Reading and Writing Workshop
  • Wit and Wisdom K-8

 

STEM driven Math and Science curriculum, supported with Discovery Education, Eureka Math/Engage NY, ZEARN, Great Minds, Project-Based, Inquiry, and Flipped Learning
Additional Instruction in:

  • Art (Grades Preschool-8)
  • Music (Preschool – 8)
  • Physical Education (Preschool – 8)
  • Spanish (Preschool - 8)
  • Technology (Preschool-8) 1:1 device's K-8

 

Special Services

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

 

Assessments

  • Fountas and Pinnell Reading Benchmarks (Grades K-6)
  • ACT Aspire Testing Interims and Summative (Grades 3-8)
  • I-Ready (Grades K-2)

 

Technology

  • 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 (Grades 4-8)
  • Essay Contests
  • Scholastic Book Fairs
  • Monthly Make a Difference Days, Pizza Days, Jimmy Johns & Culvers Days
  • National Geography Bee (Grades 5-8)
  • Science Fair (Grade 7)
  • Sustainability Project (Middle School)
  • Scholastic Bowl (Grades 6-8)
  • Stretch and Grow (Preschool)
  • Sticky Fingers Culinary Experience (Preschool)

 

Co-curricular Activities Include:

  • Student Leadership Council (Grades 3-8)
  • Band (senior and junior band/solo training)
  • Children’s Choir (Grades 2-8)
  • District 220 Speech Contest (grades 4-8)
  • Scouts-Boy (Gr.1-5),Brownies/Girl(Gr. K-6)
  • 3D Printing Intro to Engineering
  • STEM Robotics Academy 
  • Chess Club
  • Peer Mediation
  • Sticky Fingers Culinary Experience
  • Fashion/Sewing Club
  • Girls on the Run (Grades 3-8)
  • Ski Club (Grades 6-8)

 

Extracurricular Sports:

  • Full-Time Athletic Director
  • Basketball (Grades 5-8)
  • Volleyball (Grades 5-8)
  • Cross Country/Track (Grades 4-8)
  • Cheerleading
  • Kid Fit (Grades 1-4) / Mini Dribblers (Grades 3-4)
  • Clinics and Camps

 

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