History and Current Profile
On August 26, 1923, the Most Reverend Edward J. O’Dea, Bishop of Seattle, blessed and dedicated St. Anne School in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle, Washington to the service of God and the Church. The eight grades, taught by the Sisters of the Holy Names, opened on September 4, 1923 with an enrollment of 150 students. The school has remained strong and viable throughout its rich history of change and growth. A major building expansion and remodel was completed in 2002.
St. Anne School is a ministry of St. Anne Parish and is one of 13 Catholic Elementary and Middle Schools in the Archdiocese of Seattle’s North Seattle deanery. Through its teachings and examples in the broader community, the school has a rich tradition of passing the Catholic faith on to multiple generations of students and Parish families. In 2007, the school received its second 6 year accreditation from The Northwest Association of Accredited Schools (NAAS) and The Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA). The school is supported by tuition, parish subsidy and fundraising income.
A committed faculty and staff of lay persons currently serve over 260 students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. An additional 20 children are part of a separate half-day Pre-Kindergarten classroom. The school is currently operating near full capacity and has seen a surge in the number of applicants in recent years. There is one classroom for each grade level. The Kindergarten through 4th grade classrooms are limited to 26 students. 5th through 8th grade classes have no more than 28 students. The majority our families are members of St. Anne Parish. Minority enrollment is at about 8% and about 10% of school families receive financial assistance.