Copyright © 2008-2019 St. Anne Catholic Church, Grants Pass, OR 97526 • All rights reserved.


Why St. Anne?

Catholic schools are good for children, families, communities, the nation, and the Church. They provide a religious and moral foundation in a world that is in need of the Gospel values while offering a high quality education. The University of Notre Dame published an article entitled "Ten Reasons Why Catholic Education Still Matters." A Catholic education offers: an incarnational view of the world, immersion in the Paschal Mystery, the value of relationships as a reflection of the Divine, a nuanced view of scripture, civic engagement, service for the common good, discipline as a faith expectation, the centrality of arts, ritual, drama, and music to the life of faith, the fullness of the Catholic Identity at the heart of the Church, and personal excellence as a spiritual goal. Catholic school students learn that God is present and active in their lives and in our world. They learn to experience God's grace and presence through daily prayer, religion classes, weekly Mass, and opportunities to serve. The teachings of Jesus Christ are infused into all subjects and activities. With this focus on academics and faith, Catholic schools provide a disciplined and focused environment in which children can grow and thrive.

St. Anne Catholic School is in the Archdiocese of Portland school district. Therefore, we follow the Archdiocesan standards which are formed by a curriculum committee utilizing federal and state standards as well as the standards in other Dioceses. Click on any of the standards below to view them.

If you have concerns regarding the federal Common Core Standards, please click on the link below for a comprehensive and informative letter regarding Common Core from the Archdiocese of Portland Department of Catholic School.

St. Anne Catholic School welcomes people of all faiths and is committed to academic and spiritual excellence. We desire to equip our children to love and serve God and one another in a world full of immense challenges. If you are committed to providing your child(ren) with a strong academic and spiritual foundation, St. Anne is here to partner with you. Come talk to us and see if St. Anne Catholic School is right for your family.

"Catholic schools and universities are attended by many students who are not Christian or do not believe. Catholic educational institutions offer to all an approach to education that has at its aim the full development of the person, which responds to the right of every person to access to knowledge. However, they are also called upon to offer, with full respect for the freedom of each person and using the methods appropriate to the scholastic environment, the Christian belief, that is, to present Jesus Christ as the meaning of life, the cosmos, and history. Jesus began to proclaim the good news to [people] diverse in terms of race, culture, and religion. This context resembles today's world." In Catholic education, we are called to enable "Catholic identity to encounter the various 'souls' of multicultural society." - Pope Francis

St. Anne Catholic School partners with families to create an environment based on our Catholic principles of love, peace, and justice in which all children can grow to their fullest potential as faith-filled, responsible, well-rounded citizens and life-long learners. This is accomplished through active community participation between families, students, and staff, a strong educational foundation, and ongoing faith formation.