The School of St. Ann Parish
(A) 29 Second Avenue, Raritan, NJ 08869 (P) 908.725.7787 (E) webmaster@stannparish.com

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09/02 - Opening Day - Grades 1-8, 12:30 dismissal

09/03 - 12:30 dismissal for Grades 1-8

09/03 - Orientation for Kindergarten Parents & Students 9-10am

09/04 - Kindergarten 12:30 dismissal, Grades 1-8 2:30pm dismissal

09/04 - Orientation for Pre-K Parents & Students 9-10am

09/05 - K-8 2:30pm dismissal, Pre-K 11:30am dismissal

09/07 - Welcome back Mass/Picnic

09/10 - Back To School Night

09/21 - John Basilone Parade

2014 FESTA

 

Community Involvement

 

St. Ann School is committed to not only teaching the Catholic faith but to living it.  We believe that our light must shine for all to see so that Christ can be known and loved.  The school, therefore, participates in a variety of community related activities.  Some of our involvement in local events includes:

  • Responding to the needs of the poor
  • Hosting an athletic league in our gym
  • Sharing our spirit in celebrations such as the Sgt. John Basilone Parade in Raritan, or the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Somerville
  • Hosting Boy and Girl Scout events 
The School of St. Ann

"Enter & Learn, Leave & Serve."

St. Ann School is a Catholic Elementary School founded in Raritan, New Jersey. Co-educational from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8, St. Ann School is under the general supervision of the Metuchen Diocesan Superintendent of Schools. Locally it is under the direction of the Pastor of St. Ann Parish and the community of the Religious Teachers Filippini, whose Motherhouse is in Morristown, New Jersey.

The goal of our Religious and Lay Faculty, as dedicated educators, is to create a Catholic Christian environment. We believe that "Catholic schools which realize the threefold purpose of Christian education, to teach doctrine, to build community, and to serve, are the most effective means available to the Church for the education of children and young people."
Mission
We, the Administration, Faculty and Staff of St. Ann School believe that our primary mission as Catholic Educators is to nurture in our school family a personal relationship with our Triune God. In partnership with the Parents, we are committed to developing the spiritual, academic, social, physical and cultural dimensions of all students, enabling them to live responsibly and creatively in a global environment.

    Therefore, we are called to:
  • See each child as a continuation of God's creation
  • Create an atmosphere of prayer within the school
  • Commit ourselves to academic excellence
  • Celebrate the potential of each child to develop physically and learn social graces
  • Provide each child with an educational environment that embraces compassion and reverence for all people
  • Give witness by our lives that God is the Lord of our lives.
St Ann Ground Breaking Ceromony
Philosophy
The single most important goal of St. Ann School is to develop the whole child – spiritually, academically, physically, socially and culturally – in order for the child to have an appreciation of God, self and society. The school has a religious purpose and an academic purpose that are two aspects of a single environment based in Roman Catholic Tradition.

St. Ann School is a community of learning committed to the teachings of Jesus. Our teachers strive to develop the children's spiritual life through an intimate relationship between God and our students in all aspects of their lives.
Philosophy
We build on the foundation of morals and values begun at home. The tenets of our faith are not simply taught; they become a reality to be lived as we serve God and one another.

Left: Family Fun Night ––– Right: 100 Day Celebration
The academic purpose of our school is achieved through a well-rounded curriculum. The priority of St. Ann School is placed on basic skills achieved through multi-faceted programs of traditional teaching methods integrated with technology, higher level thinking skills and problem solving techniques. Furthermore, each student is looked upon as a unique individual with strengths to be recognized and developed.

Our school instills pride and respect for each child's physical and human nature. We emphasize the belief that God dwells within us. Therefore, we raise a conscious awareness of each child's physical needs through reinforcement of proper health habits: proper nourishment, cleanliness, exercise and appropriate time to relax and rest.

Since man lives in community, children need to be instilled with positive patterns of social behavior. The students are made aware of their social responsibilities to themselves and to others, not only through pre-existent values, but also through the example of the adults who present these values to them.

A supportive, positive attitude is encouraged in student relationships. Our students are taught to accept, understand and respect the differences in the various cultures present in our school and in our world. They also participate in programs that enhance their appreciation of the music and the visual art of the different cultures.

The Saint Ann School Community takes pride in its family spirit. Professional educators work cooperatively to affirm each other through mutual respect. There is also a rapport between teacher and student which goes beyond the academic. Priests, principal, teachers and parents support each other with an openness that focuses on communications and the awareness of each other's responsibility: a happy, educated and functional child.

At Saint Ann School, we incorporate the philosophy of the Catholic Church into our school. Faith, knowledge, love and respect are the foundation of the child and the school.
Principal Corner

. "Raritan school principal sets good reading example" 

Sister Mary Klersey was featured on the front page of the Courier News, Monday, July 7, 2014.

 

"Catholic school principal is practiciing what she is preaching as a Super Summer Reader."

July 7, 2014

 

Dear St. Ann School Family,

 

I hope you are having a wonderful summer.  I want you to know that I am thinking about you and praying for you every day.

 

Festa is now a memory.  All the rides have been taken away and the whole campus is back to normal.  In typical St. Ann fashion, parents and teachers worked together with parishioners in booths and supervising games.  Our families mixed with others in the areas for nights of good food and lots of fun.  Thank you to everyone for making the Festa such a huge success. 

 

Here at school Mr. Joe and his team are cleaning up a storm!  The hallways look like sheets of glossy slick glass.  But be warned.  If you visit, you will find classrooms a real mess.  Do not worry, though.  They are a work in progress. 

Mrs. Albright and I are working hard to get new books and supplies ready for you this September.   I spent three days working with your teachers.  Our goals for you are all set.  We have developed new programs that I will share with you when you return.  I know they will add an extra zip to your school experience.

 

Your special assignment this summer is to grow interest in St. Ann School among your neighbors and friends.  Our numbers are back up to what they were when we ended the year.  A few more would bring us into a better financial position.  It would mean another friend or two for your children.  It also offers another child the opportunity to learn how to impact our world in positive ways as we work to build the Kingdom of God.

Enjoy the pool on these hot days.  Don’t put those summer assignments off too long.  I have seen some of you at Church and am delighted to hear that the books, dioramas, and extra math are already finished. 

 

If you have not ordered your uniform for next year, take advantage of Flynn and O’Hara’s free shipping.

 

God bless you,

 

Sr. Mary Klersey, MPF
Principal