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

Outdoor Education

From its founding, St. Anne’s has recognized the educational opportunities found in nature. The School's mission, curriculum, and campus reflect the importance St. Anne’s places on students' contact with the outdoors.

Our Nature-Based Preschool Program immerses young children in nature and provides opportunities for development of skills and knowledge beyond the four walls of the classroom.  The goal is to link the joy one experiences in God’s creation with the imperative of its stewardship.

Learning sound environmental practices beginning in preschool, students develop habits of thinking and living that will sustain them in their environment.

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Teaching sustainability: 

  • Encourage regular and responsible use of campus by teachers and students - “No Child Left Indoors.”
  • Demonstrate environmental stewardship strategies.
  • Provide information and resources pertaining to environmental best practices in an elementary and middle school community.
  • Strive to integrate new environmental and stewardship initiatives into curriculum.
  • Engage students in responsible care of the facility through active recycling and composting, relevant stewardship projects, and a daily Middle School jobs program.

New this year! 

The addition of 18 new outdoor classrooms

Each classroom has it's own unique view of the campus. Students learn while gazing up at intertwined treetops or a view of Silver Lake.  

Each teacher has cultivated their own outdoor space with additions that add their personal stamp such as inviting entry ways. 

Rain shelters have been put up in each classroom to allow for the students to be outside no matter the weather.

Rain shelters have been put up in each classroom to allow for the students to be outside no matter the weather.

Additional structures have been added to help really bring the indoor classroom out. 

Various outdoor classrooms have items within nature that the students can enjoy such as the natural swing found here. 

The classrooms are equipped with rain shelter, tree stump seating, and weatherproof chalk boards.

Each teacher has cultivated their own outdoor space with additions that add their personal stamp such as inviting entry ways. 

Each teacher has cultivated their own outdoor space with additions that add their personal stamp such as inviting entry ways. 

Rain shelters have been put up in each classroom to allow for the students to be outside no matter the weather.

Each teacher has cultivated their own outdoor space with additions that add their personal stamp such as inviting entry ways. 

Weatherproof chalk boards have been hand made by faculty to really bring the classroom element outside. 

Rain shelters have been put up in each classroom to allow for the students to be outside no matter the weather.

Rain shelters have been put up in each classroom to allow for the students to be outside no matter the weather.

The classrooms are equipped with rain shelter, tree stump seating, and weatherproof chalk boards.

The classrooms are equipped with rain shelter, tree stump seating, and weatherproof chalk boards.

The classrooms are equipped with rain shelter, tree stump seating, and weatherproof chalk boards.

Each teacher has cultivated their own outdoor space with additions that add their personal stamp such as inviting entry ways. 

Each teacher has cultivated their own outdoor space with additions that add their personal stamp such as inviting entry ways. 

Additional structures have been added to help really bring the indoor classroom out. 

Each classroom has it's own unique view of the campus. Students learn while gazing up at intertwined treetops or a view of Silver Lake.  

Each classroom is made to embrace the natural architecture surrounding it. 

Each teacher has cultivated their own outdoor space with additions that add their personal stamp such as inviting entry ways. 

Each teacher has cultivated their own outdoor space with additions that add their personal stamp such as inviting entry ways. 

Various outdoor classrooms have items within nature that the students can enjoy such as the natural swing found here. 

Each classroom is made to embrace the natural architecture surrounding it. 

Additional structures have been added to help really bring the indoor classroom out. 

Additional structures have been added to help really bring the indoor classroom out. 

Each teacher has cultivated their own outdoor space with additions that add their personal stamp such as inviting entry ways. 

Weatherproof chalk boards have been hand made by faculty to really bring the classroom element outside. 

Porter Potties have been scattered around campus for accessibility.

Each teacher has cultivated their own outdoor space with additions that add their personal stamp such as inviting entry ways. 

Each classroom has it's own unique view of the campus. Students learn while gazing up at intertwined treetops or a view of Silver Lake.  

 

Our outdoor program was featured in the news!

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