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St. Anne's Day School

St. Anne's Day School is a coeducational private Episcopal school for students in grades Pre-K through Kindergarten.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Suburban


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Believing that the Church can provide an environment in which the child may grow "in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man", St. Anne's offers the highest standards of quality early childhood education. In an environment of love and respect, each child is given the opportunity to expand his/her concept of the world. Our well-rounded program provides for developmentally appropriate growth emotionally, cognitively, socially and physically, as well as spiritually. Children learn to initiate choices of activities, as well as having teacher-initiated instruction times. Our goals include increasing each child's capacity to reason and encouraging a spirit of inquiry in a creative learning environment. Most of all, St. Anne's Day School wants your child to know that he/she is a worthy person, acceptable and lovable just as God made him/her. Having a good self-concept and the opportunity to learn in a developmentally appropriate environment are gifts that last a lifetime. St. Anne's Day School works in collaboration with other schools throughout the U.S. who are inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach to early childhood education.


At St. Anne’s Day School, we are inspired by the world renowned preschool and infant/toddler centers of Reggio Emilia, Italy. The values and beliefs emphasized in the Reggio Approach include: the image of the child as competent from birth; the importance of the environment of classrooms and school; and the importance of educator collaboration and parent involvement. Learning is made visible by documenting and displaying the child’s words and ideas along with photographs of the ongoing work in the classrooms. Your child has the right to explore his world and at St. Anne’s we create a rich environment filled with a variety of materials and experiences in order for your child to interact with and learn in a respectful community.

St. Anne’s Day School has been on a journey for several years to incorporate the ideas and values we have learned from studying the Reggio Emilia Approach to education. We are a part of a collaboration called Inspired Practices/Project Infinity which consists of seven schools interested in this philosophy. We meet often to keep growing in our understanding as our ongoing commitment to professional development is a high priority. Thanks to the dedication and fundraising of the parents of St. Anne’s Day School, many educators have had the opportunity to participate in study tours to Reggio Emilia. These tours include visits to the schools of Reggio Emilia, as well as to other professional development, conferences and initiatives in the United States.

Mission Statement

The mission of St. Anne’s Day School, a ministry of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta, GA, is to promote a nurturing, enriching environment where each child is respected as a unique gift from God with boundless potential. We strive to promote a collaborative learning community of children, families, and educators, where relationships develop and thrive, where we make meaning of our world through creative inquiry, and where every individual can grow in mind, body and spirit.



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Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 203
Student Teacher Ratio 7 : 1
Gender 50% Male / 50% Female
Interim Director   Monica Murray


The EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM is a fun after school option on Mondays – Thursdays from 12:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. The program is open to children enrolled at St. Anne’s Day School in the Turning Fours, Pre-K, and Kindergarten classes as well as the older children in the Multi-Age class. These days are known as: MARVELOUS MONDAYS, TERRIFIC TUESDAYS, WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS, AND THRILLING THURSDAYS. The PRESCHOOL-AGE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM is an after school activity for four, five and six-year-olds that includes art activities, sports, games and lots of fun. The program operates from 12:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. Attendance is by registration only which is held in mid-April. The SCHOOL-AGE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM is an after school activity for children in first grade through fifth grade Mondays through Fridays. A substantial snack is included in the afternoon, and a time is set aside for those children with homework. Children must be picked up no later than 6:00 p.m. and attendance is by registration only which is held in mid-April. THE SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM is for children who are two to seven years of age by September 1st. Camp runs for five weeks beginning mid-June from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm. Emphasis is on the out-of-doors, music and movement, arts and crafts, and summer fun! Camp features a weekly special event for all ages that could be a storyteller, puppeteer, or musician – maybe even the ice cream truck! Each Camp group will be under the supervision of an experienced teacher supported by counselors.

Associations & Memberships

National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)

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