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


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Fully Accredited by AdvancED,

an international accreditation agency

Celebrating 50 years

of excellence in Catholic Education







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St. Ann School  2015 Geography Bee Winners


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Farewell 2014!

St. Ann School is proud to acclaim a devotion to excellence thanks in large part to our generous support and contributions from our alumni, parents, and families.  Our students and faculty are tremendously appreciative of your dedication and endowments through all of your support.


As we move forward into the new year, please consider the future success of our school through considerable donations.  Every small gift adds invaluable endorsement to the students and the faculty at large.  Please use the NetCharge button located above for any donations to St. Ann School. We are extremely grateful of any donation, as we strive to educate our students to the best of their abilities.


Thank you for your committed efforts to keep St. Ann School pushing forward towards a better future, as we continue to flourish this upcoming year and beyond.


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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:

  • 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 Scount events.




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We would like to thank all our sponsors and donors for their contribution to the success of the Festa!
Arvin Produce & Garden Center
As You Like It
Becker's School Supplies
Bernice Franchino
Brandner, Anton C.
Café Emilia
Char Steakhouse
Chimney Rock Inn
David & Betty Leinenbach
Frank' Piazza
Gino DeLuca Masonary Construction
Girasole Restaurant
Golden Wok
GoodWorks Band
Hind & Fore
Jerry Maddaluna
Kemper Pontiac-Cadillac, Inc
Knights of Columbus of St. Ann
Liguor Barn
Mediterranean Bakery
Michael's Inn
Provident Bank
Raritan Agway
Richard M. DeLuca - Attorney
Rocky Sconda - Main Attractions
Scotts Florist
Stirling Fine Wines
Stone Gate (BridgeWalk)
Tex's Liquor 
The Esposito Family
Timothy Kerwin's Inc.
Tropiano & Son LTD
Uncle Vinnie's Clam Bar
Lastly, all who donated the items we requested. We really appreciate everyone's support.






We like to thank all our sponsors!  Next time you are going out for dinner or holding a special occasion please patronize these supporters.  Year after year they support our school – let’s pay it forward!!

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."
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.
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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.
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.

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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 practicing what she is preaching as a Super Summer Reader."

Dear Friends of St. Ann School,


Did you ever play the telephone game?  Players sit in a line or circle and one person whispers a message to the next child.  The message gets passed around from person to person until it gets to the last child.  That person says the message they heard aloud to the group.  The group generally erupts into giggles and laughter at how the message changed from its original form.


An interesting observation is that we play “telephone” in real life as adults.  A message is given which gets passed from person to person.  Some people embellished the message; some pass only parts of the original message.  Sometimes the message just stays with the hearer.  And sometimes the message is changed to prove a point or to meet the teller’s specific need.  


In terms of St. Ann School lots of messages are out there.  I ask that some key messages be shared when in conversation with others.  First, St. Ann School is a fully accredited school with qualified teachers.  Pass on the fact that our students from first through eighth grade are performing at least two grades above their public school counter parts.  The school makes this claim based on its traditionally high standardized test scores.  St. Ann’s School is decidedly and purposefully Catholic meaning its students are not only taught religion but they are taught to live their faith daily. 


These messages are your elevator speeches about St. Ann School. Our school provides an intimate family-like learning environment in which everyone knows each child by name.  Our system of education is balanced and designed to develop the whole child, not just the academic persona.  Each child is taught as a person with a unique destiny given by God.  Our job is to help our children discover their destiny and to be confident enough to fulfill that destiny.


We are celebrating our fifties anniversary this year.  Our enrollment has remained stable over the past years.  We have room for more students and would like to mark this fiftieth year with an increase in enrollment. 


Thank you for helping make this happen by the accurate words you use to speak about St. Ann School. 


Have a blessed week,


Sr. Mary Klersey, MPF