St. Anne School (Columbus, Georgia)
|St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School|
|2020 Kay Circle
Columbus, (Muscogee County), Georgia 31907
|Motto||Latin: Sapienta crescens et gratia.
(Increasing wisdom and grace.)
|Founder||Sisters of Mercy|
|Oversight||Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah|
|Superintendent||Sister Rose Mary Collins, SSJ|
|Average class size||18|
|Student to teacher ratio||10:1|
|Campus size||23 acres (0.093 km2)|
|Color(s)||Red, white, and navy|
|Accreditation||Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Florida Catholic Conference (partial)|
|Partner in education||St. Francis Hospital|
St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School is named for St. Anne, the mother of Mary, and Pope Pius XII, Eugenio Pacelli. The school's history stretches back to 1868. Located in Columbus, Georgia, St. Anne-Pacelli is the only Preschool (age 1)-12th grade Catholic school serving southwestern Georgia. Catholic Christian values are part of all that happens at St. Anne-Pacelli. Students participate in daily prayer and are challenged to become the best they can be - in and outside the classroom.
In 1868, the Sisters of Mercy purchased a home in Downtown Columbus, Georgia and converted it into a convent. St. Joseph's Academy, a K–8 school, was formed at the same location in 1868. The school remained in Downtown Columbus until 1952, when population growth led to the establishment of a new Catholic school near Midtown Columbus. St. Joseph's then merged with this school.
Until St. Anne Church was built in 1961, the school operated under the name Holy Family School, and was operated by the Church of the Holy Family. The name was then changed to St. Anne School. In 2008, it was joined with Pacelli High School.
St. Anne-Pacelli School participates in athletics through Pacelli High School. St. Anne-Pacelli offers baseball (grades 6–8), golf (grades 5–8), basketball (grades 6–8), flag football (grades 3–5), cheerleading (grades 6–8), soccer (grades 1–8), cross country (grades 5–8), football (grades 6–8), tennis (grades 3–8) girls' fast-pitch softball (grades 5–8), and wrestling (grades 5–8).