Saint Ann Catholic School provides a dynamic, strong-faith community where students, family and faculty worship, learn and grow in Christ together. A big component of a Saint Ann’s education is honoring the teachings and traditions of the Roman Catholic Church. We do this through community outreach, retreats, weekly Masses, daily prayer, and reflection.
Saint Ann Catholic School is committed to working with St. Ann’s parish to prepare our students to receive the sacraments:
- sacramental preparation is done in classes following the Arlington Diocese curriculum;
- in grade 2 students prepare for First Reconciliation and First Communion;
- in grade 8 students prepare for Confirmation;
- the St. Ann parish Director of Faith Formation schedules First reconciliation, First Communion, and Confirmation.
Each week, we celebrate Mass as a community. We have a treasured Mass buddy program where younger grades are partnered to sit with the older grades. This helps our younger students learn the parts of the Mass from an older student. Kindergarteners are paired with 7th graders and 1st graders are paired with 8th graders. As the year progresses, Preschoolers are paired with 6th graders.
Students also serve as altar servers, gift bearers, and lecturers at our Masses. The Mass is open to the outside community and we encourage parents to attend.