St. Anne School (Laguna Niguel,CA)
St. Anne School is a private and Roman Catholic school located in Laguna Niguel, California. Since 1992, St. Anne School has provided its students with "first rate academics, athletics, and spiritual growth."
St. Anne School was founded as a Christian School in accordance with the Roman Catholic tradition in 1992 by a group of parents, clergy and community leaders serving children of all faiths in Pre-School through 8th grade.The original site was a leased parcel of land in Laguna Niguel situated with modular classrooms. Throughout the next three years St. Anne School experienced steady enrollment, and during the 1995 school year a committee of parents located and arranged for the purchase of 7.5 acres (30,000 m2) of land in Laguna Niguel for the permanent home of St. Anne School. ҟ Phase I opened on September 12, 1996. On September 14, 1998, Phase II, a 25,000-square-foot (2,300 m2) multi-purpose building opened. This facility, called the Queen of Life Center, includes classrooms, a gymnasium, chapel, kitchen, stage, locker rooms, and offices. On September 15, 1999, Phase III, named Christ the King was occupied by the kindergarten through fourth grade students. The administrative offices and conference rooms are also a part of Phase III. The final phase, Mother Theresa Center, opened in March, 2000. Mother Theresa Center houses the Pre-School, Daycare Center, Library, Middle School, and specialty classrooms Art and Music. Now complete, St. Anne School's 95,000-square-foot (8,800 m2) facility accommodates over 800 students in Pre-School through eighth grade.
St. Anne offers a wide variety of sports available for students in 4th-8th grade (Flag Football, Girls Volleyball, Boys Lacrosse, Softball, Coed Soccer, Girls/Boys Basketball, Boys Volleyball). St. Anne competes in the Parochial Athletic League (PAL). In 2007, St. Anne began its inaugural lacrosse team and has achieved success ever since.
St. Anne School offers a vigorous academic course meant to challenge the minds of its students. At St. Anne, students are required to not only be model students, but good Christians as well. Each student in middle school is required to compete 24 hours of community service. In middle school, students can participate in accelerated courses in mathematics, science, and literature. Students in middle school each receive their own personal Netbook laptop computers, which they are granted to keep after 8th grade.