St. Ann School


(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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Saint Ann school in Raritan is off to a great start with the latest and most advanced technology.   Every classroom from grades one through eight is equipped with the SMART board E70 interactive flat panel.  The interactive SMART flat panels use high-definition, shadow-free 70" (177.8 cm) LED screens, and enable freestyle multi-user interaction anywhere on the display, allowing multiple students to collaborate without limitations.  St. Ann students are having fun learning!


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Farewell 2015/2016

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.

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:

  • 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.


Ready to Take St. Ann School for a Test Drive?




Join us for “Buddy Day”


November 10th or contact the school office for an alternate date
Be Our Guest…
Students currently enrolled in 1st – 7th Grade

are invited to shadow one of our students for the day.

Come experience what it’s like to attend our school.

Pre-registration Required.

For more information or to register,
call the School Office (908) 725-7787.



St. Ann School held their Safety Patrol Induction Ceremony on October, 19, 2016.  

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.
St Ann Ground Breaking Ceromony
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.

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


Dear Friends of St. Ann School,

Watcha gonna be?  That is the theme of every conversation I hear from our students.  This opportunity to be what we are not for a few hours takes possession of the minds and hearts of our children.  Pre K has been telling me about costume accessories for weeks.  One is bringing a magic wand, another handcuffs, and a third a laser beam.  Second grade is into being all powerful or super beautiful.  We have super heroes and princesses galore.  The older children have their own unique version of Halloween attire.  They dress as their role models, as singers, pop stars, and football heroes.  Some dress to be scary and others to be hilarious.  Teachers and parents are not immune to the be something different for a day drama.  They too come in costume.  I myself confess to having brought a bright orange shirt with blinking lights.  For a day I will be bright and colorful!

All this occurs under the banner of American tradition and just plain fun.  We can trace the roots of the holiday back to pagan times before Christ.  We can find our Catholic roots in Halloween through St. Gregory and All Souls/All Saints Day.  But this is not the point of this letter.

Halloween strikes me as having huge Christian potential.  God has a dream for us, a design for our life.  He has called us to be the best version of ourselves.  Most of us settle for being at best the easiest version of ourselves.  This easy version does not demand much of us.  It is kind of status quo and pretty ordinary.  We blend in and look and sound like everybody else.  This version of ourselves that we live every day is not very exciting.  It does not make us happy.  In allows the majority of us to live with a dull sense of depression.  

Ah, but God is no ordinary being.  He sees us as He created us to be.  None of us is a cookie cutter Christian.  We all have a unique soul, a destiny beyond our wildest imagination.  We are called to be so much more than we have allowed ourselves to be.  So this Halloween, shake off the dusty image of self that you bring to work each day.  Add a little polish to your speech and sparkle to your walk.  Dare to be the one God sees when He blows you a kiss on these chilly days.

That is what Catholic education is about.  We help the souls entrusted to our care to hear and recognize God.  We take it a step further by teaching our children to respond to the voice of God with abundance.  We help our students be the person God created, not the easy one, but the true person. 

This Halloween, be God’s dream.  That will be enough for the day, the year ahead, and for an entire lifetime.   Go one step further and help someone else to be God’s dream.  Do not worry, they will not steal your costume.  You will each be special and very different.  Enable a child to attend St. Ann School.

God bless you,

Sr. Mary Klersey, MPF