Hello Current and Future SACA Families,
It has been a fun first year leading Saint Anselm Catholic Academy. The best part of being Principal is definitely the people I see and work with daily. Every morning when I get to greet students as they enter the building, it reminds me of the reason I joined the school in the first place. This is a school where people want to be. We have students from as far away as New Jersey and as close as across the street. We have generations of families who went to school here and our alumni continue to return with their children and grandchildren. Our students possess a warmth and idealism which is a breath of fresh air. We foster these qualities while also preparing them for the real world they will encounter beyond our walls.
Speaking of our school walls, we are in the process of updating our school building. Despite being built in 1926, we pride ourselves on the appearance and quality of our facilities. We have painted all of the doors on the first and second floors with bright student friendly colors. We recently renovated our 1st floor student bathrooms. We are in the final stages of replacing all fluorescent lighting in the building with LED. Simply put, we care about the learning environment of your children. None of these improvements would have been possible without the generous support of the HAA and the Father's Club.
One of my priorities as an educator is technology integration. As part of this process, and thanks to the generous support of the Father's Club and De Sales Media, we are now a 1:1 school from grades K-8. Students have access to a renovated computer lab, 75 Chromebooks, and 177 iPads. We have also purchased subscriptions to Raz Kids Plus and iReady Math which we are slowly but surely integrating.
Thank you for making the choice, or considering the choice, to join Saint Anselm Catholic Academy. I can speak from experience, it is a wonderful place to be.