Religious Studies and Spiritual Formation at Saint Anne School are rooted in our core belief in the importance of the education of the whole child — mind, body, and spirit. At every grade level, our curriculum carefully follows the framework and standards of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in the four major themes of Catholic religious education: Scripture & Christian Life, Sacraments & Worship, Morality & Social Justice, and Christian Faith & Practice.
The spiritual journey begins in Transitional Kindergarten, with the introduction of key concepts and values. In second and third grade, Catholic students prepare to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion which are celebrated as a class with ceremonies in the spring. Students in all grades have the opportunity to participate in school-wide Masses every Friday morning, taking turns in the preparation of the readings and rituals of these Masses.
Teachers are engaged in an ongoing catechetical certification process, as prescribed by the California Bishops. This is a three-year process including a 6 week Catholic Theology course through the STEP Program at the University of Notre Dame. Ongoing catechetical formation provides renewal every three years.
At Saint Anne School, we are proudly Catholic. We are accepting of students from all faith or non-faith backgrounds and recognize that one-third of current students are non-Catholic. We feel strongly that this diversity, in a spirit of acceptance, inclusion and welcome, strengthens the catholicity of our school.