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