Award Year: 2016

Saint Anne Parish School

319 Franklin Street
Barrington, IL, 60010-3215

(847) 381-0311

Mrs. Dawn Kapka, Principal at time of Nomination

Archdiocese of Chicago

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Our mission is to grow Servant Leaders from the inside out while maximizing the unique potential in every child.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 3%
  • White: 81%
  • Hispanic: 6%
  • Asian: 5%
  • Two or more races: 5%
  • ELL: 1%
Saint Anne Cardinals grow, learn, and thrive!

Saint Anne Cardinals grow, learn, and thrive!

Saint Anne Parish School is a vibrant Catholic educational community nestled in the village of Barrington, which serves a wide range of students who live in 25 different postal zip codes. The faculty, in partnership with home and parish, is dedicated to the evangelization and education of each child. The school is rooted in Catholic values and academic excellence, empowering students to discover their God-given gifts and to use those gifts to positively impact society.

Saint Anne's mission is to grow servant leaders from the inside out while maximizing the potential in every child. Students learn to have a growth mindset by setting goals, tracking their progress, and celebrating their achievements both in the classroom and in the larger community.

While the school celebrates its excellent test scores that continue to trend in the positive direction, the commitment to its Saint Anne Cardinals extends well beyond tested subject areas. Service is the fabric of Saint Anne's culture. Children develop a sense of sharing and caring for all of God's people both inside and outside of school. Teachers work in collaborative partnership with parents to nurture each child's unique gifts, strengthen their academic growth and faith formation, and prepare students to become conscious of, and responsive to, the diversity of God's creation. The faculty devotes itself to increasing professional development in a variety of areas, including technology integration, best practices in differentiated instruction, data-driven decisions, and school safety. The school's familial spirit creates a welcoming environment where everyone is valued.