Head of School Autumn A. Graves

For more than 110 years, St. Anne's-Belfield School has fostered an educational community that nurtures the development of the next generation of exemplary citizens and innovative leaders. As the new Head of School, I am excited to join an established community, grateful for the opportunity to lead this storied institution, and eager to usher the school into the next century of academic success.

When focused on meeting uncompromisingly high moral and academic expectations, we establish an educational environment that delivers on all aspects of a child’s development. Along with talented faculty and staff, a devoted Board of Trustees, and an engaged student, parent, and alumni community, our school is guided by an inspirational core purpose, vision, and set of values.

As 21st-century learners, our students should be engaged with their teachers and classmates, curious about the world around them, and challenged to explore the possibilities presented to them. We want them to not only ask big questions, but also be excited about working hard to find the answers. Our academic program is designed to allow each student the opportunity to be a creative thinker in an environment that acknowledges individuality while creating agency over their instruction. 

United in a commitment to diversity and inclusion, our school community acknowledges that inclusive excellence is imperative for a successful learning environment and establishing a space where every student feels known and loved. Every member of our school community is a genuine partner whose values, thoughts, ideas, perspectives, and questions move our school even further forward to deliver an exemplary educational experience for all. 

With a host of signature programs for students of all ages, 77 percent of our faculty holding advanced degrees, and a robust professional development initiative for teachers, our academic standards continue to be held to the highest level. Our area partnerships form a vital part of our program by providing co-curricular experiences that encourage students to engage in their own community. As a result, St. Anne's-Belfield graduates go on to study at leading universities across the nation and become true agents of change in their communities around the globe. 

Please take a moment to explore your areas of interest here on our website or reach out to our Admission team to learn how St. Anne’s-Belfield can provide a world-class educational experience for your child. We would love the opportunity to partner with you through our innovative programs, robust curricular and co-curricular offers, and a community that fosters a lifelong love of learning. 

Go Saints! 

Dr. Autumn A. Graves
Head of School