Who We Are & Our Commitment to Excellence
Saint Anne Parish School is a vibrant Catholic educational community that has been part of the Archdiocese of Chicago for over 90 years. While the school is nestled in the village of Barrington, it serves a wide range of students who live in 25 different postal zip codes. The faculty and staff, in partnership with home, parish, and community, are dedicated to the evangelization and education of each child academically, emotionally, physically, socially, and culturally. The school community is rooted in Catholic values and academic excellence, empowering students to discover their God-given gifts and to use those gifts to become responsible members of society.
Saint Anne Parish School celebrates the vital role that the faculty and staff plays in preparing the children and young people to become successful scholars, responsible citizens, and faith-filled Catholics who will have a lifelong relationship with God. Prayer, worship, faith formation, academic excellence, and service are incorporated at the very core of the mission,“Growing Servant Leaders from the Inside Out while maximizing the unique potential in every child”. The goal to help the students develop their God-given gifts and use them to live a life of serving God and one another. The intellectual gifts and abilities that the children discover, along with their spiritual growth and development, are not simply for their own benefit. The faculty and staff of Saint Anne Parish School feel very strongly that they are to be shared for the betterment of the world.
Early Childhood and Kindergarten
Here at St Anne "Next Generation" Preschool our highly qualified State Certified staff of early childhood educators believe it is our mission to provide a strong educational environment for young children in a setting that supports their developmental needs. Our curriculum is designed to support age appropriate goals and interests of the children at their current developmental level. Respect for the child as an individual and as a learner is vital.
We emphasize and support the importance of family in the lives of our young students as they begin their school experience. We strive to help children discover their fullest potential socially, academically and spiritually.
At our “Next Generation” preschool it is our goal to know your child as a unique individual and to provide the personalized experience they need to be successful in school and in life.
Saint Anne Parish School has a long-standing tradition of academic excellence. The curriculum is guided by Archdiocesan Curriculum Standards and the Common Core State Standards; however, a “Common Core and MORE” philosophy is embraced in which teachers strive for high levels of academic achievement from all students. This framework provides for the development of higher-order skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and reflection. Curricular approaches were selected to maximize differentiation, individualized instruction, and to emphasize collaboration and perseverance in all subject areas. Technology, literacy, and servant leadership are integrated into all aspects of the curriculum, and interdisciplinary units are used to make connections between content areas and to achieve high levels of student engagement and learning.
The culture at Saint Anne Parish School creates a home away from home for staff members, students, and families alike. Saint Anne’s vision of servant leadership is incorporated into every aspect of the school culture. The faculty strives to create a warm, welcoming environment where children feel safe, supported, and loved unconditionally. As a result, students feel confident enough to take risks and explore new concepts, which lead to internal motivation and a drive to succeed. Because of the school’s unwavering commitment to students, parents feel compelled to be present on a regular basis, including volunteering in the classrooms and serving on various committees and boards. Teachers foster positive, nurturing relationships with their students and are committed to the wellbeing of each and every one of them. Community volunteers also serve in the building on a regular basis. These rich relationships cultivate a positive energy that encourages students to grow, learn, and thrive.
The Administrative Team embraces the model of servant leadership. The collaborative effort between Administration and teachers, rooted in the best interest of the Saint Anne Parish School students, invites a solid family culture that promotes student success. As part of this family culture, teachers are supported and affirmed through regular classroom observations and feedback, coaching, co-teaching opportunities, and guidance in planning differentiated units and assessments. New teachers are paired with veteran teachers in an effort to ease their transition to Saint Anne Parish School. No teacher is isolated; it is truly a collaborative, familial spirit that creates a welcoming environment where everyone is valued.