Welcome to St. Anne's Episcopal School!

Since I arrived at this wonderful school in the summer of 2008, I have felt the spirit, warmth, and engagement that make this such a special community. I am pleased to be a part of a talented and dedicated group of educators who believe wholeheartedly in the values and mission of St. Anne’s. They set high expectations for their students and themselves. Our core tenets of respect, responsibility, and compassion are part of our fabric, from the preschool and pre-kindergarten programs all the way through elementary and middle school.

Every day you will see great teaching and joyful learning here. From engaging classrooms, to morning devotions, to community service, to the “Connections” program that pairs our older with our younger students, our children learn to look beyond themselves and to consider the viewpoints and feelings of others.

Through our academic, athletic, and artistic experiences our students learn to take responsibility and work together, to take risks, to explore new approaches, and to strive for their best even when the challenge seems daunting. Our children are growing up in an interconnected world, and we embrace the strength that comes from a community that is inclusive and diverse, and in which all children feel valued, respected, and passionate about learning.

We hope you will explore what makes our school such a great learning environment for children. To the left of our red front doors there is a sign that reads, “May all who enter these doors grow in wisdom and love.” It is a simple but profound statement that captures the story of our Episcopal school community.

I invite you to come see for yourself, to enter through those red doors, to experience the spirit and magic of St. Anne’s.

Peter C. Thayer
Head of School

Yesterday's terrible event in Parkland, Florida reminds us that we must not let these traumatic events become "normalized," despite their frequency. We all need to pause to think about what we should communicate with our children when they ask.
Mr. Thayer's message about the first day and the opening chapel message that he shared.
Today in our Earth Week outdoor chapel service, our middle schoolers heard Chaplain Hanna offer a lovely message that we are safe, that God loves us unconditionally, and that he has called us to be good stewards of the earth and good caretakers of each other.
As we celebrate St. Anne's 15th year of growing the hearts and minds of young people, I want to share with you why I believe so strongly in the mission and future of our school.
In case you missed them, our concerts last Friday and today are wonderful examples of the ways our children can tell the story of Christmas...
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