St. Ann School began in 1972 with 200 children in play school, pre-school and Kindergarten. First grade was added in 1975. In 1976, the school expanded to serve children from Kindergarten through fourth grade. Each year after that, another grade was added until the school reached the eighth grade. The grades now span from Tots through seventh with approximately 850 students. With a greater number of students, more programs and facilities were added to serve the needs of the children.
To educate and enlighten the whole child by fostering moral integrity, Catholic faith and academic excellence.
St. Ann School is a Catholic School which seeks to serve the needs of the children of the surrounding area. We endeavor to create an environment conducive to the integral formation of the young. We seek to prepare responsible, committed members of the faith community who, according to God's plan, are concerned with the advancement of all. St. Ann School contributes to the growth of the whole child through child-centered curriculum and activities and programs of well-rounded educational and spiritual opportunities. Every effort is directed to the formation and personal growth of the individual students so that in their development, they may obtain their ultimate goal - happiness with God forever.
St. Ann Catholic School of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, Louisiana, admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs and athletic and other school administered programs.
Additionally, in compliance with Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, no person in St. Ann Catholic School shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, or be denied the benefits of or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity except as permitted under said Title IX.
St. Ann School is staffed by certified personnel. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement and by the State of Louisiana. It maintains membership in the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA), Louisiana Federation of Citizens for Educational Freedom (CEF), Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), National Middle School Association (NMSA) and Louisiana Middle School Association.
The students of St. Ann School are offered a well rounded curriculum. In conjunction with Religion and all the major subjects, the students have regular enrichment classes in Music, Library Science, Physical Education, Health, Foreign Language and Computer Science. State standards and benchmarks guide the curriculum. St. Ann School’s expectations for student learning is for all students to master grade level expectations and surpass that to reach their highest academic potential. There are special classes for those who qualify for extra help.
The students can participate in a number of extracurricular activities. These include Cheerleading, Art Club, Chess Club, Band, Choir, Student Council, Beta Club, Builders Club, Teacher Helper Club, St. Joseph and Mary’s Clubs, Scouting, Quiz Bowl and CSAL Athletic league play in cabbage ball, volleyball, flag football and basketball. We also participate in the Metro Sports League.
One of the non-academic areas in which the school cooperates with the parents is that of teaching students that they are responsible for their own actions and must accept the consequences of bad decisions. In order to facilitate this process, students will be made aware of the rules and regulations governing the school, the reasons and the penalty which may accompany the infraction.
St. Ann School lunch program is governed by federal (U.S. Department of Agriculture) and state (Department of Education) regulations, as well as policies that the local board of education deems necessary. The pre-approved monthly menu adheres to federal, state and archdiocesan guidelines. The items served are based on the majority of students’ eating habits.
St. Ann School hours are from 8:35 A.M. to 3:15 P.M. Before and after school care and limited holiday care will be provided for the students for an additional fee. For Open House and school tours, check the school website for dates and times. At registration, please bring original/certified birth and baptismal certificates, social security number and immunization records. Bring copies of the above mentioned documents to avoid waiting in line for a copy machine (birth certificates must be reduced to 80%).
Student applications are accepted for first through fourth grade. For fifth and sixth grades, exceptional conditions apply. Bring copies of the student’s most recent report card and standardized test scores if applicable. For further information, call the school office at 455-8383.