Five for Five

We asked a student from each division and one recent alumna what they liked best about St. Anne's-Belfield School. Five people, five answers, five perspectives on what makes St. Anne's-Belfield School so special!


Leah Gall '31

1. My teachers

2. Our playground

3. My friends

4. Music class

5. Though Leah did not think of a fifth item when asked, her parents report that every day she asks if she can attend Lunch Bunch after Pre-School.

Leah on the first day of school in August 2016.


Giada with her mother and brother, Liam, at the Learning Village.

Giada Johnston '27

1. My teachers

2. Special events like the Poetry Festival, plays, Wearable Art Runway Show, Hour of Code, Lessons & Carols, etc.

3. My friends

4. Living on dorm*

5. Math class

*Giada's mother, Sandra Sohne-Johnston, serves as the School's director of College Counseling and a dorm parent in the Residence Life program.


Howard Zhu '22

1. Quests

2. Dining hall food

3. Friends

4. Teachers

5. Learning

Howard smiling during his second trimester Quest, "Can We Go Viral?" about social media strategies.


Jayden Nixon dunking during the 2016 2017 season.

Jayden Nixon '17

1. Mixture of athletics and academics

2. Social and cultural diversity

3. Volunteering as a Gold Key Ambassador to introduce others to the School

4. Clubs like FOCUS and the Diversity Club

5. Upper School holiday sing-a-long with Pre-Schoolers – their jokes are corny and hilarious


Maddie Hunter '16

1. The relationships that are built between students and faculty.

2. The athletic opportunities.

3. The academic rigor and seminar style courses that thoroughly prepare students for college.

4. The School traditions such as Convocation, Madame's Day, Lessons & Carols, Field Day, and Moving Up Chapel.

5. The international boarding program that creates a community of respect and openness to all cultures.

Maddie Hunter pictured front row, second from left with her Davidson College cross country teammates.

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