About Us

At a Glance

St. Anne School is dedicated to providing a wide range of educational opportunities to cultivate each student’s individual passions, strengths, character development, and ambitions for the future.  Our core curriculum provides students with the knowledge and foundation to succeed in high school and far beyond.  Our robust co-curricular program enhances core curriculum to further educate and inspire each student to pursue their interests and gain the skills needed for success in their path ahead.  With the guidance and dedication of our exceptional faculty, students gain a solid foundation rooted in problem solving, creative expression, leadership, faith, technology, and global citizenship.

Who We Are: Families & Students

761 students are benefitting from a St. Anne education this year
  • 112 preschool students
  • 415 elementary students
  • 234 middle school students
51% girls / 49% boys
537 families make up our St. Anne community
47% of our families are Catholic
Our families reside in 16 local cities

Who We Are: Faculty & Staff

65 talented & dedicated faculty members, 25% with advanced degrees, educate our students
1 guidance counselor,  
1 school psychologist,
2 nurses and 1 librarian further support our students
8:1 preschool student to teacher ratio, 12:1 in pre-kindergarten
Target class size for kindergarten through 5th grade is 25 students
Middle school subject class size ranges from 8-26 students
The school experience at St. Anne, promotes a love of learning through rigorous academic, artistic and athletic programs.  In our school, the individual talents of students are nurtured while the individual needs are supported in a collaborative and caring learning environment.  Developmentally, our students progress from concrete thinking patterns toward abstract thought.  The partnership among parents, students and faculty, provides experiences that encourage students to develop an appropriate sense of independence and the opportunity to engage in a wide range of academic and artistic experiences. Their time here at St. Anne’s is a time for experimentation and testing of boundaries. It is our intent to provide appropriate limits on behavior, appropriate consequences for choices made, and opportunities for students to understand the connection. Our talented teachers work to foster habits such as organization, extended concentration, cooperation with peers, compromise and perseverance. As a result, the collateral learning that occurs is often more useful and transferable than objective content alone. It is our goal that students develop a true love of learning, an inherent want to serve others, and a growing love for God and truth.

- Steven Cunningham, Head of School

What We Do: Balanced Education

11 honors & advanced courses offered
Students compete in 11 sports (and won 3 championships last year)
2 foreign language programs – Spanish and Mandarin
2 drama productions annually
3 music offerings: orchestra, show choir and beginning chorus
Took part in 27 musical performances this year (winning 6 awards last year)
4 visual arts offered to students (painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture)

What We Do: Student Leadership

7 student leadership groups build tomorrow’s leaders:
  • Associated Student Body  
  • Future Problem Solvers  
  • National Junior Honor Society  
  • National Elementary Honor Society  
  • Student Ambassadors  
  • Rachel’s Challenge Club  
  • Where Everyone Belongs (WEB) Club
Students have numerous additional opportunities to develop their leadership skills in the classroom & around campus
St. Anne students take first place at the Future Problem Solving California State Bowl in April 2015.  The Honors FPS Social Studies course cultivates student leadership, creative thinking, and collaboration.

What We Do: Faith and Service

  • Elementary and middle school students attend Mass weekly, preschoolers attend monthly
  • St. Anne students provide more than 10,000 hours of Christian service to the community each year
  • Last year, our students provided 2,500 lbs. of food for the hungry, 325 pairs of shoes for the needy, and 350 Easter baskets to children in  need
  • Service is not limited to our student body. Our parent community sets an incredible example of what it means to serve others. Last year alone, countless parents generously volunteered their time at St. Anne School.

What We Do: Field Studies

  • From the local nature center to the White House, more than 25 field studies provide hands-on learning enrichment to St. Anne students each year
  • 100% of St. Anne students, K-8, take part in annual field studies

Where We Learn: Campus and Facilities

  • Campus spans 7.1 acres of land
  • St. Anne School is comprised of  4 buildings, a preschool, a childcare center, a brand new lunch/ multi-purpose building & 43 classrooms for preschool through 8th grade classes
  • The campus features 1 chapel, 1 gymnasium, 2 state-of-the-art technology labs, 1 visual arts studio, 2 music rooms, 1 recording studio,  3 science labs, 2 foreign language labs, 1 athletic field, 3 playgrounds & 1 library with over 12,000 physical holdings in addition to electronic resources & eBooks

What We Do: Technology

  • 100% of elementary & middle school classrooms are equipped with computers, digital white boards & document/artifact cameras
  • Middle school boasts a 1:1 netbook program. Currently, every 6th grade student is equipped with an iPad Mini for use throughout their studies in 6th, 7th and 8th grade
  • 2 technology labs

St. Anne School

Phone: (949) 276-6700 | Fax: (949) 276-6706 | Email
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An independent Catholic school recognized by and within the Diocese of Orange