St. Anne Catholic School
St. Anne Catholic School is a coeducational school for grades Pre-K through 8th, and the majority of its student body is Catholic. It pulls from 28 parishes and 52 zipcodes in the greater Houston area.
|School Type||Religious, Coed||Grades Served||PreK-8|
|Date Founded||1930||Grade 7||51|
|Student / Teacher Ratio||12.20||Grade 5||50|
|Minority Enrollment||48%||Grade 4||49|
|Head of School||Dawn Martinez||Grade 3||49|
|Admissions Director||Danielle Aleman||Grade 2||47|
|Academic Tracks||Standard||Sports Programs||8|
|AP or IB Courses||N/A||Sports League||United Christian Athletic League|
|First Bell||7:50 am|
|Last Bell||3:40 pm|
|Prime Entry Points||1, 6||Tuition 6-8||$10,325|
St. Anne Catholic School in Detail
In 1930, the Basilian fathers opened St. Anne Catholic School under the direction of five sisters of Divine Providence from Our Lady of the Lake Convent. The school was founded with the vision “Teach me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge.” Today, students from all areas of Houston and the outlying suburbs attend the PreK-8 school. In 2006, the school was awarded the Blue Ribbon from the US Department of Education.
To apply to St. Anne, students and parents must complete and/or submit the following:
- attend a school tour
- birth certificate
- baptismal certificate, if Catholic
- first Communion certificate
- current report card
- most recent standardized test results
- authorization to Release Information
- Teacher Recommendation Forms
- immunization records
Applicants who meet the admissions criteria for St. Anne will be invited to the school for Early Childhood Assessment Day (Pre-K and K) or a shadow day (scheduled for grades 1-8), which include parent and student interviews.
Priority is given first to siblings of students already attending St. Anne, then to registered parishioners of St. Anne attending for at least six months, and then finally to registered parishioners of other Archdiocesan parishes.
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First and second grade students spend the majority of their day with their classroom teacher and teacher’s aide, studying religion, language arts, math, science, social studies. They also attend classes in Spanish, art, music, computer applications, and PE, and they visit the library weekly. Third through fifth grade students continue with these courses, but they prepare for a middle school schedule by splitting their day between two classrooms.
In sixth through eighth grade, students take courses in English, reading, math, social studies, science, religion, and Spanish four to five times per week. They also take PE and fine arts electives. In 7th and 8th grade, students can explore different electives of their choice – such as fine arts, computer applications – or journalism, each quarter.
All students attend Mass weekly and receive daily Religion instruction from an Archdiocesan certified Religion teacher.
During elementary school, all students take music as an ancillary class. Middle school students can choose to take musical electives like musical theatre, tone-chime choir, and “History of Vaudeville.” Beginning in third grade, students can join the St. Anne Children’s Choir, which performs at on-campus Masses, Sunday liturgies, and other events. They can also join Pueri Cantores, the national student choral organization of the Catholic Church in the US. There are opportunities for students to compete in choral events across Houston.
Elementary school students take art as a part of their ancillary rotation. Middle school students can choose to take art electives like painting, 3D art, and ceramics. The school has a kiln for ceramics and a loom for weaving. All grades can compete in the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Art contest. Older students have opportunities to compete in various on-site and pre-submitted art contests.
Seventh and eighth grade students may take theatre arts or speech as electives. They can also participate in the school’s annual play. Recent productions include Grease, Little Women, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
The school has a computer lab, and each classroom has a SMART Board. Additionally, students in 3rd through 8th grade have access to mobile laptop and iPad carts.
This list of extracurriculars is not necessarily comprehensive. The school’s policy is that any student can start a club with an idea and a willing advisor.
St. Anne’s elementary students compete within UCAL, the United Christian Athletic League, and middle school students compete within the Greater Houston Catholic Athletic Association.