Founded in 1908 by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary to provide a quality education option for the then largely migrant farm-workers in the community, Saint Anne School maintains its commitment to founding Sisters’ policy of exercising a preferential option for the poor. While proud of its rich Latino heritage, SAS is a community welcoming people of all backgrounds. Migrant farmer-workers from Mexico worked side by side with those from Oklahoma and the Southern states as their children studied together in the school. Saint Anne School’s nurturing family environment and strong sense of community is evidenced by the many two, three and even four generation families who entrust Saint Anne School to deliver a quality education to their children.
After suffering damage in the Northridge Earthquake of 1992, the school underwent a period of refurbishment and transition until the arrival in July of 1999 of its current Principal, Michael Browning. Together with a new pastor, the school made a Herculean effort in recruitment and the school re-opened in September 1999 with one hundred forty one students. Over the succeeding years, enrollment continued to grow to its current level of around two hundred and twenty students. With a dedicated administration and highly qualified and credentialed faculty, the school established a reputation for excellence. Through strong partnerships within the business and giving communities, the school continues to develop and flourish.
In February of 2006 the Saint Anne School Support Council (SASSC) was formed. Comprised of administrators and parents from Saint Anne School, alumni, representatives from various private schools on the Westside of Los Angeles, as well as representatives from other local business institutions, SASSC has raised over $1,000,000 for Saint Anne School.