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 Director of Admissions. Please call or click below to schedule your tour prior to January 8, 2021. (Note that we are currently only scheduling virtual tours/interviews.)

The Admissions Process

Application & Fee

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

*The 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 3-8)

Candidates to Grades 3 or 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. For the 2021-2022 school year, these visits will be virtual.

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

Lori Frank

Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
Website: Website

Joined St. Anne's in: 1987

Degrees & Certifications: B.A. English Education; M.A. English

Years in education:
38

Favorite thing about St. Anne's:
The people. The people in our community are like extended family to me. I work with amazing, talented colleagues and very special families who share their precious children with us every day.

Why did you choose to teach?
I actually wanted to be a teacher from the time I started Kindergarten. I loved school as a child! That feeling became a passion for working with young people, watching them learn and grow, and learning alongside them. Although I am not currently in the classroom, I still get to be around teachers, students and parents every day. I can honestly say that, after all these years, I still love coming to school every day.

Hobbies or interests outside of school:
Reading, scrapbooking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Stuck on an island, what book do you bring with you?/Favorite book:
The Norton Anthology of English Literature

Kendall Early '05

Grades 7-8 Math, Admissions Assoc., Dir. of HS Placement, Co-Dir. Community & Inclusion
Joined St. Anne's in: 2015

Degrees & Certifications:
BA in Sociology and Minor in Economics

Years in education:
7

Favorite thing about St. Anne's:
I love the people and the community. Adding that I am an alumnus, St. Anne's simply feels like home to me.

Why did you choose to teach?
I teach because I enjoy working with kids, but I truly love teaching content and discussing life lessons/habits that hopefully will positively impact students in the future. I also have decided to teach because I enjoy helping (in any small way) students become passionate about learning, as I realize that this drive and excitement can lead them to learn more about themselves, others, and the world. Learning and feeling the joy associated with learning will always create a spark that helps students follow their interests and dreams.

Hobbies or interests outside of school:
I love reading, and I really enjoy any sports-related activity.

Stuck on an island, what book do you bring with you?/Favorite book:
I would bring The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch and Meditations by Marcus Aurelius.

Marcia Voss

Administrative Assistant and Registrar
Joined St. Anne's in: 1996

Deadline

Parents/guardians are encouraged to submit applications online by January 15, 2021. 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 in November. 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.