An independent school in Middletown, DE for students in Preschool through Grade 8

The Heron

march 29, 2020


Where children are known, loved, challenged

and inspired for their future.


Reflection with Chaplain Hanna


Head of School Update

Monday, March 23, 2020

Good Evening St. Anne’s community,

When we first started having conversations about Covid-19 and the impact it might have on our school and community, we knew that we would have to remain flexible and plan for the long term, yet also remain hopeful that it would not be too long before we could return to our beautiful campus. When we heard the most recent news of the Stay-at-Home Order from Governor Carney, it reinforced what our faculty has been planning for, a commitment to the continuation of the exceptional learning experience at St. Anne’s Episcopal School.  

Given that order, it is safe to assume that all distance learning plans will be in effect through May 15th and campus activities restricted. You will continue to receive updates from our Division Heads, Jill Reilly and Valerie White, as well as from your child’s teachers. Your input will be important as we continue to assess the success of our distance learning program. There may be times when adjustments need to be made in order to provide appropriate challenge to all students. It has always been our goal to provide a challenging learning environment for all students, regardless of classroom location.

We appreciate and thank you for your continued support. This team is destined for success because of the commitment of all of its members. We are #HeronStrong, ready to embrace the road ahead as uncertain as it might be as the alternative is not an option. Please continue to visit the Covid-19 section of our website for updates, as well as access to numerous learning resources.

Please stay healthy and take care of yourselves and one another. And do not hesitate to reach out to me with questions. I have never been more proud of our school community.




Effective Tuesday, March 24th, we will be restricting access to campus in order to support our custodial staff and maintain safety and compliance with Governor Carney’s recent directive. While we understand that teachers may need to access materials in their classrooms or photocopiers etc, we would like to limit movement around campus.

Faculty & Support Staff:

  • If essential to teaching, faculty will be allowed on campus for that singular purpose, with no congregating of large groups allowed. In the event that faculty need to come into the building, please use your classroom if possible and wipe everything down when you leave. Should you need to use the copy machine, please wipe it down as well.
  • Please ALWAYS enter and exit through the Red doors.
  • Please sign in and out at the front office. This helps custodians know who is here and what needs to be cleaned


Homeroom Spotlight:  Mrs. Meier's First Grade 

Virtual Coffee with St. Anne's

Head of School & Division Heads

Saturday, March 28, 2020

If you missed the virtual coffees held on Saturday, the recordings for both divisions are included below.

March 28, 2020 - Middle School Virtual Coffee Recording

Jill Reilly, Middle School Head

March 28, 2020 - Lower School Virtual Coffee Recording

Valerie White, Primary & Lower School Division Head

All School & Chapel Calendar


#WeAreHeronStrong & #HeronProud

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Instagram  @stannesde211 or Facebook  @stannesde

Not on social media, that's ok!  Send your pictures and a few details to Renee Chaudoin.

Join our Facebook Family Group:

If you are not a member of the St. Anne's family Facebook group, please submit your request here.


    2020 Spring Break Trip to Costa Rica

    Our 7th and 8th Graders returned  safely from Costa Rica on Wednesday 3/11/20. Check out these great pictures from their trip. Many thanks to Sra. Marcela Caro for working tirelessly to plan, organize and lead this trip. She has rejuvenated our MS Global Trips program - we are already talking about next year! Thanks, too, to Mr. Rik Egan who joined the group as a chaperone. And without parent support, our students would not have shared in this life-changing experience. 

    Delaware Solid Waste Collection Events - April 11th - Canceled


    St. Anne's Episcopal School

    Parking Lot

    Saturday, April 11, 2020, 8 am - 2 pm - CANCELED

    Saturday, July 18, 2020, 8 am - 2 pm

    Waste Collection Includes:

    Household Hazardous Waste- Product containers marked with words, “Warning: Hazardous,” “Flammable,” “Poisonous,” “Corrosive” or “Explosive.” For example; household cleaners, garden pesticides, oil-based paints only, nail polish, fluorescent bulbs, or antifreeze.

    Electronic Goods Recycling- Electronic Equipment such as, old computers, printers, CD players, microwaves, telephones, televisions, game boys, fax machines, answering machines, and VCRs.

    Paper Shredding- Residents can bring up to 2 file boxes of personal confidential papers for shredding (financial and legal documents, receipts, and tax and medical records). Papers with staples or paper clips are accepted.



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