Saint Ann's School is an _independent school in New York City known for its strength in the arts as well as academics. The school is a non-sectarian, co-educational pre-K–12 day school with rigorous programs in the arts, humanities, and sciences. The school has no grading system; its pedagogy places great value on individuality and does not believe in giving numerical values to personal academic journeys. Instead, teachers write full-page anecdotal reports for each student.
Saint Ann’s deliberately integrates and highlights the arts—including dance, music, theater, and the visual and recreational arts, as central elements of its academic curriculum. In addition, high school students enroll in a host of other offerings in a unique seminar program taught after hours at the end of the school day. Seminar topics include community service, philosophy, social justice, poetry, extracurricular literary studies, and debate & rhetoric, among others.
The school is located in _Brooklyn Heights. It includes 1,090 students from preschool through 12th grade and 267 faculty, administration, staff members on an urban campus including:_A central 13-story building with a 19th century facade housing the 4th through 12th gradeA lower school buildingFour adjoining brownstones, one of which houses the school's fine arts departmentA preschool and kindergarten located nearby in Brooklyn Heights
Instruction at Saint Ann's is departmentalized from fourth through twelfth grade, with a teaching faculty numbering 220, made up of scholars, researchers, mathematicians, musicians, artists, and writers.