Additional school policies for currently enrolled families can be found in enrollment contracts or on the Parent Portal, where families may also access the Student Handbook.

Inclement Weather School Closure Policy

  • If NYC public schools are open for in-person learning, Saint Ann’s will also be open.
  • If NYC public schools are closed for in-person learning, Saint Ann’s will also be closed. As a policy, Saint Ann’s will NOT automatically switch to distance learning on snow days. Any exceptions to this policy will be clearly communicated to families, faculty, and staff in advance via email, text message and on our website. Families should ensure that your contact information is kept up-to-date in the Parent Portal.
  • If school is already in session and NYC public schools close early, Saint Ann’s will NOT necessarily close early as well. We will communicate with families, faculty, and staff via email, text message and on our website.
  • NYC public school closing information is available via nyc.gov or by calling 311.

Immunization Policy

In accordance with New York State Public Health Law, all students must be immunized. Proof of vaccination or immunity from the following is required for all students: measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), tetanus, diptheria and pertussis (TDAP), varicella (chicken pox) and Hepatitis B. All 12th graders need proof of two meningococcal immunizations prior to the first day of school. Additionally all preschool students need proof of vaccination or immunity from the following: Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), pneumococcal conjugate (PCV), and influenza. 

The School will not offer any exemptions to this policy, except in the case of a New York State licensed physician certifying that such immunization may be detrimental to the student’s health. Such certifications must be submitted to the Head of School. If you are seeking a medical exemption, you must provide a letter from a New York State licensed physician certifying that one or more of the required immunizations are detrimental to your child’s health. The letter should specify which immunizations may be harmful to your child and for how long the immunization(s) would be detrimental.

Additionally, in order to promote health in our School community, the School requires all age-eligible students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Students will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencement of School. Accommodations are not guaranteed and are decided on a case by case basis. Further, as the pandemic continues to evolve, the School reserves the right to change or supplement its COVID-19 protocols, including its vaccination requirements, at its sole discretion. Families will not be entitled to a tuition refund in the event that (a) the School does not grant an accommodation/exemption request and the Student is not able to attend the School; or (b) the School changes its COVID-19 protocols in any way.

Nondiscriminatory Policy

Saint Ann’s School admits students of any race, color, religion, creed, gender, disability, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender (which includes a person’s actual or perceived sex, as well as gender identity and expression), age, marital status, disability, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, familial status, predisposing genetic characteristics, actual or perceived domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, caregiver status or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, in carrying on its educational activities or in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, employment policies, financial aid programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.

Building Entry Security Policy

Building entry policies may be subject to change according to Covid protocols.

Saint Ann’s School maintains a balance between a welcoming community and a safe community. All students, faculty, and administrators value their freedom to seamlessly move from one building to another at any time. In addition to the creation of a friendly and open environment around the School, we take our security procedures seriously. Below are the procedures we have in place to ensure a welcoming and safe environment:

  • Faculty, students in 4th–12th grade, and administrators are expected to scan their IDs when they enter a building for the first time each day so that we can maintain accurate attendance records. Students in Preschool–3rd grade can enter buildings without scanning a student ID. Faculty and staff should be prepared to present their IDs when entering a building in which they do not typically work. Parents and guardians of students will be issued a digital ID via email and/or the Saint Ann’s Parent Portal. Parents must present this ID to security when entering a building. Parents and guardians may be asked to show their digital ID when using the elevators as well.
  • All parents or caregivers who have appointments or who need to deliver items to division offices should present their digital ID at the front desk so that they can be announced to the appropriate office. Parents should wait at the front desk until permission is granted to enter the building, even during drop-off and pick-up times.
  • Parents or caregivers entering buildings for specific events will be directed to the appropriate venue.
  • Parents or caregivers waiting to pick up children at the end of the day should wait on the sidewalk or in areas designated inside the building by security on any given day.
  • Alumni visitors are most welcome at Saint Ann’s. Alumni should identify as an alum so that the security guard on duty can contact the Director of Alumni Relations to arrange for an escort. Recent alumni (those visiting during college breaks) will be able to enter the building without an escort only after they announce themselves and check-in at the front desk. If alumni visitors already have an appointment with a faculty member or administrator, they should check in and wait at the security desk to be announced to the appropriate office.
  • All other visitors must announce themselves and check in at the front desk. Upon entry to a school building, visitors will be asked to show government-issued identification, which will be instantly screened. Upon approval to entry, the security guard will provide them with a visitor badge that must be worn at all times and will admit them after they have been announced to the appropriate office and have been granted permission to enter. Visitors must return their guest pass to the security desk at the end of their visit.