The Admissions Process
In order to apply for admissions to St. Anne's, one should follow the steps below:
1. Parent(s)/Guardian(s) of a future applicant should call the school and make an appointment to visit the Admissions Director and tour the grounds. Parent(s)/Guardian(s) will receive application materials at the conclusion of their visit.
2. An application and application fee must be submitted to St. Anne's to officially start the admissions process.
3. The applicant must be scheduled for a visit to St. Anne's, preferably during the school year. At this time, the student can familiarize him/herself with the St. Anne's community. Students applying for grades 2-8 are expected to visit for one complete school day. Those applying for preschool through 1st grade will visit for a shorter period of time. On the day of visitation, achievement and aptitude testing also occurs for applicants to grades 1-5. Parents should schedule ISEE testing for applicants to grades 6-8.
4. Prior to a student's visit, teacher recommendations and transcripts should be sent directly to St. Anne's from the student's present school.
5. Once all the appropriate papers are in order and the visit has taken place, the Admissions Committee, comprised of a group of representative teachers and the Head of School, convenes and reviews the application. St. Anne's is supportive of students of varied talents and abilities. The school is, however, not equipped to deal with academic, developmental, emotional or behavioral issues that the admissions committee deems extreme. While the school may seek to make moderate, reasonable accommodations for students of varied talents and abilities, admission can never be guaranteed. When the need for such accommodations becomes apparent, the school reserves the right to require an outside evaluation with an appropriate professional named by the school. The admissions committee takes a variety of aspects into account when determining if the school is able to provide an appropriate fit for a student. Student and parent/guardian visits, test scores, class visits, teacher recommendations and transcripts are all considered when determining an applicant's status for admission.
6. After the Admissions Committee has reached a decision, the parent(s)/guardian(s) of the applicant will be notified as to their child's status.
7. Upon notification of acceptance, the school requires a prompt reply in order that a place may be held for that child in the appropriate grade.
8. Those who need financial assistance may apply for financial aid in November through January. Financial aid is limited and based solely on need.
FOR NEW CANDIDATES AND WAIT LIST CANDIDATES
A. Preschool applicants are invited to visit one hour on Preschool Visiting Day. Kindergarten applicants visit for 2 hours on Kindergarten Round-up Day. First grade candidates will visit from approximately 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. (unless otherwise specified). All other candidates will visit from approximately 8:00 a.m. until 3:05 p.m. (unless otherwise specified).
B. All applicants will visit on their own, without parental supervision.
C. Children in grades 2 through 8 are invited guests for school lunch. No lunch or lunch money should be sent.
D. Children should be taken to and picked up from the school reception area, which is located on the first floor of the Main Building.
A. All applicants to grades 1-5 will undergo testing - Differential Abilities Scale (DAS). Applicants to grades 6-8 should register for the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE).
B. If psychological testing has been done elsewhere in the last year, results should be forwarded to St. Anne's (see the application release form).
A. An application fee of $75.00 is required at the time of application. A $100.00 testing fee is also required for applicants to grades 1-5 unless the applicant has undergone an approved aptitude test within the last year.
B. THE APPLICATION FEE AND TESTING FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.
C. If a family wishes to remain on the wait list, the application fee will be applied to the following year's application.
A. A family should provide the school with up-to-date transcripts, test scores, teacher recommendations, and medical reports from the child's current school.
B. It is the family's responsibility to check with the school and be current with application and testing fees.
C. Initial placement will be finalized by the March prior to the academic year for which a student has applied.
D. Any admissions questions should be directed to the Director of Admissions, Lori Frank, or to the Admissions Office at (303) 756-9481, ext. 210.
St. Anne's Episcopal School admits students of any race, religion, sex and national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid and loan programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs.