Parent Tour/Interview

The admissions process begins in the fall prior to your child(ren)’s anticipated enrollment year. The journey begins with an individualized parent tour/interview with the Office of Admissions. Please call or click below to schedule your tour prior to January 31, 2022. Both parent virtual and in-person tours are available.

The Admissions Process

Application & Fee

At your parent tour/interview, you will receive instructions on how to complete an online application....

*The $75 application fee may be waived for families applying for tuition assistance. Contact the admissions department for more information regarding fee waivers.

Recommendations and Transcripts

This step varies by grade level.  For applicants to Preschool through Grade 5, parents will provide the ...child’s current teacher with a link to the classroom teacher recommendation form. Note that this step will be waived for young children who have not yet attended school.

For applicants to Grade 6 through Grade 8, parents will provide the child’s current English teacher, math teacher, and school principal/counselor with links to the appropriate recommendation forms.

A transcript release form will be provided to all applicants to Grades 1 through 8 so that parents can forward student records to St. Anne’s.

Submit Videos of Your Child (Applicants to Preschool-Grade 2)

From the application portal, download instructions for creating three short videos of your child. Upload these videos to the portal.

Schedule Testing (Applicants to Grades 1-8)

Candidates to Grades 1-4 must provide educational testing results: Differential Abilities Scale (DAS) or Wechsler Intelligence Scale ... for Children (WISC). A list of recommended testing providers is available upon request. Candidates to Grades 5-8 should register for the home version of the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) at iseetest.org. Families applying for tuition assistance may request testing fee waivers.

Student Visit

The Admissions Department will contact you to schedule the applicant’s visit.

Admission Decision

Parents/guardians will be notified of their children’s admissions status on a date designated by the Association ...of Colorado Independent Schools. The notification date typically falls in late February (middle-school candidates) or early March (preschool-Grade 5). Students applying outside of the regular admissions dates can expect notification within a few days of the completion of all of the steps outlined above. If applying for tuition assistance, families will be informed of their financial award at the time of their admissions notification.

Tuition Assistance

The school partners with SSS by NAIS to determine the family’s qualification for tuition assistance. Click the ...button below to learn more about the application process for tuition assistance. Applications and recent tax returns will be reviewed by the school’s Financial Aid Committee. Learn More

Contact Admissions

Caitlin Cassis

Associate Director of Admissions

Joined St. Anne's in: 2021

Degrees & Certifications: Masters in Education, Boston College; Bachelor of Arts, Colby College

Years in education: 13

Favorite thing about St. Anne's: The people! The community at St. Anne’s works together to create an inclusive, warm environment that allows students to realize their full potential and be happy, well-rounded and capable contributors after they leave this beautiful campus. I love being part of such a kind and child-centric community.

Why did you choose to teach? Although I’m not currently in the classroom, I really enjoy being part of a school that values and embraces whole-child education. It’s fun to watch all the creative, hands-on ways the faculty here engage and excite their students and foster a lifelong love of learning both inside and outside the classroom.

Hobbies or interests outside of school: Spending time with my family/friends, photography, swimming, hiking, running, reading, and traveling.

Stuck on an island, what book do you bring with you?/Favorite book: If I were stranded on an island, I would want a survival guide book, but my favorite books are typically historical fiction!

Karen Iker

Administrative Assistant and Registrar
Joined St. Anne's in: 2021

Deadline

Parents/guardians are encouraged to submit applications online by January 31, 2022. Please note that the school may continue to accept applications for wait pool spots throughout the year.

Birthdates

Applicants to half-day preschool (morning or afternoon) must be 3 years old by September 1. Applicants to full-day preschool must be 4 years old by September 1. (Note that 4-year olds may also be considered for half-day spots if parents prefer.) Applicants to Kindergarten must be 5 years old by September 1.

If your child is too young to be considered for next year’s enrollment, we encourage you to visit our Parent Preview on Nov. 6. This is a great opportunity to tour the school and learn more about our mission, history and program. The Parent Preview can help you to decide if you are interested in completing the application process at a future date.

Factors for Admission

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 school administrators, 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. 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.

Tuition Assistance

The school partners with School and Student Services (SSS) by NAIS in our financial aid process. Parents submit an application to SSS and also submit recent tax returns to the school’s admissions office. SSS processes financial aid applications and makes recommendations to the school.  The school’s Financial Aid Committee examines these recommendations as well as the recent tax returns and then makes decisions regarding each family’s eligibility for assistance. The Committee balances two factors in considering requests for financial aid: a family’s financial need and the school’s ability to grant assistance while remaining within its budget.