At times, for various reasons, a child might encounter  academic struggles. If the child is encountering prolonged academic struggles, parents are encouraged to contact the homeroom teacher or advisor for guidance. 

If a teacher observes that a student is experiencing unusual academic learning difficulties, the teacher will contact the parents to schedule a meeting. A Learning Specialist and Division Head might also assist with these conversations. Read more


The middle school advisory system pairs students with teachers who serve as their guides, mentors, and advocates on all aspects of middle school life. Read more


The school has a part-time counselor who is on campus daily.  The counselor provides office hours and holds weekly grade level “lunch clubs” which are open to all students.  These clubs provide a healthy, safe and respectful venue for discussing all manner of school and life topics germane to young people and students in our school. Read more


St. Anne’s has a proven record of secondary school placement.  While the faculty prepares students for success in high school, it is the achievement and exemplary character that St. Anne’s graduates have demonstrated in high school that uphold our school’s excellent reputation and continue to open doors to our graduates.  The head of middle school coordinates high school counseling along with the head of school.  They provide a timeline and other resources, meet with families and students, offer mock interviews, and provide continuing counsel on the local high school landscape and options.  Faculty and administration pen elaborate, honest, and detailed letters of recommendation, which support students and provide high schools with timely and comprehensive applications.


The St. Anne’s library offers a wonderful environment for students to seek information, find resources and pursue their studies.  With a large collection of books, comfortable reading nooks, and a warm fireplace, the library is an ideal spot to learn.  Within the library are 12 computers and an attached computer lab containing 25 more.  Access to the library is available to teachers and students at all moments of the day and access to the Internet is supervised and available for school-related work.


Part of the St. Anne’s mission includes “surrounding children with outstanding and inspirational teachers who strive for academic excellence in a nurturing environment.”  The relationship between teachers and students at St. Anne’s is remarkably rich.  Alumni consistently speak to the profound effect that their teachers had on them during their years at St. Anne’s.  The academic foundation that is created here relies heavily on the support, guidance and encouragement provided by teachers to their charges in middle school. St. Anne’s teachers spend considerable time assisting students outside of class, before school, during study hall and breaks, and simply during free time.  Middle scholars have a BLOC (Building Learning Outside of the Classroom) period 6 of every 7 days during which all academic teachers are available.  This is an opportune moment for students to seek out help from any of their subject teachers. Read more