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Our Vision

St. Ann's Academy inspires achievement and instills faith in its students and others who support its mission. We manage our resources well so a quality education is affordable to all families in the area who want their children to have a faith-based education that can provide a sound emotional and spiritual foundation for life.


St. Ann’s Academy exists to provide a Catholic education in the Hornell area so that our children learn in an environment that enables them to become well-grounded spiritually and exceptional academically.


St. Ann's Academy is a not-for-profit, non-public school located in Hornell, NY. We are chartered by the NYS Education Dept to serve students in Pre-K (3 & 4 year olds), and grades K through 6. The school provides a caring learning environment anchored in values. The value of studying and applying one's self is stressed so that high academic achievement can be attained as the children move into upper grades.


St. Ann's Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

News from the Board of Directors

St. Ann's Academy's 10th school year has come to an end. Many changes have occurred since then. In our first year (2012), with generosity and support of Hornell's First Presbyterian Church, we opened our school under their roof. Before our second year though, SAA had acquired its own building. The volunteer Board of Directors undertook a renovation project to convert the former funeral home into a school. Walls were moved, bathrooms installed, gallons of paint were applied, floors were stripped, all-new heating and cooling systems were installed, and the property was professionally landscaped. After a few years, a security system was installed and the roofing was upgraded to give it a 30+ year service life...Read more

Barb Berry, Principal

The Board of Directors of St. Ann’s Academy is pleased to announce the appointment of Barb Berry to the position of School Principal, beginning 8/1/22. Berry will be the school’s first Principal because it has been run by the Board, with the assistance of an on-site administrator since its founding 10 years ago. She joins us with 30 years of teaching and supervisory experience, after retiring from GST BOCES, where she taught in a variety of Special Education Classrooms. Barb graduated Magna Cum Laude from Mansfield University, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education: Special Education K-12 with a concentration in Psychology and was a Member of Kappa Delta Pi, Honor Society for Educators. She also received her Master of Science Degree in Education: Elementary Education N-6 with a concentration in Reading, also from Mansfield University. Barb has NYS Permanent Certification in Special Education K-12 and Elementary Education N-6. She started Teaching for Steuben-Allegany BOCES (now GST BOCES) in September 1989 and taught a variety of Special Education Classrooms over her 30-year teaching career which included every grade and subject from Pre-School to the Transition Program for students age 21.

To register your child, contact Barb Berry by phone (607) 281-1010 or email Barb.Berry@SAAcademy.org For information about St. Ann ‘s Academy, go to www.saacademy.org

SAA Welcomes New Teachers

Emily Denning

Patricia Hopkins


SAA Milestones July 5, 2022 from


St. Ann’s Academy has concluded its 7th Annual Twin Hickory Golf Membership Raffle 5/31/22


2022-23 Enrollment

Register for the 2022-23 school year.

Our classes fill very quickly... some are already nearing full capacity.  If you are interested in enrolling your child for the 2022-23 school year, please print the necessary forms, fill them out and submit them to the school.  A spot will not be held for your child until the paperwork and deposit have been received.  If you would like to tour our school, please call us at 607-281-1010 or send us an email.  We'd love to show you how amazing it is at SAA!


Employment Opportunity

If you are interested in helping young children learn in a fun, Christian environment, please send an expression of interest with your resume to jerome.oconnor@saacademy.org


Our Governance

St. Ann's Academy manages our resources well so a quality education is affordable to all families in the area who want their children to have a faith-based education that provides a sound emotional & spiritual foundation for life.  To learn more about our administrative model click here: Organization/Governance Model

Please help our school 

St. Ann's Academy receives no funding from the Catholic Church and very little from NYS.  We are fiscally conservative, and rely mainly on tuition payments and donations to run our school. Please view our donation page to learn about donor opportunities, or click the button below to make a donation online.  Thank you and God bless you.

Message from Sister Dolores Ann Stein

Our Absolute Charter

2021 Parent Survey


Please click here to download our PDF Flag order form

SAA Scores in Top 15% Nationally in Math & Reading!

Our students did very well on the TerraNova tests that were administered in Spring of 2018.  Our mean school scores in math & reading are in the top 15% of schools in the nation.

Read about this and much more in our 2019 Board of Directors' Report and Executive Summary.

SAA Photo Album

View pictures from our field trips, science fairs, and other events (albums are stored on our facebook page, but you do not need to have a Facebook account to view them).

Remembering Dave Gray

Our Raffle Winner Is: Laura Drier

Congratulations to Laura Drier, the winner of a pair of Rad E-bikes.  (We are sorry that there couldn’t be more winners)

Laura’s number was picked at 6:00 on June 30 during a Facebook livestream sponsored by Regina Gambino (Howard Hanna Real Estate Services)  and Valley Apparel and Designs (owned and operated by Brian and Jill May).

The event was recorded and can be seen at SAAcademy.org   or by going to  https://www.facebook.com/100001726931847/videos/393981276037867/

Read the script from the announcement event by clicking here.


E-bike Raffle

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Veteran's Day Field of Honor®

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Watch our 2020 St. Ann's Academy Veterans Day Field of Honor® Presentation Video

Website Design: Penny Gray

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