The 21st century classroom prepares students to be active learners and incorporates today's technology in meaningful ways to best meet the needs of the students and engage them in the learning process.  See what a first grade classroom looks like today...



Learning for the Future

Students learn and practice Shared Responsibility, Human Interdependence, Dynamic Creativity, and Global Empowerment throughout their journey at Ancillae.  Experiences both in and out of the classroom help them realize the skills necessary to grow academically, socially, emotionally, spiritually, and physically as 21st century citizens prepared to meet their future.  See how we make that happen!

Learn How They Do It

First graders participated in a webinar with tech experts from Seesaw to learn how apps are made.

First Holy Communion

The faith journey toward the sacrament of First Holy Communion is a special one that our families take with the love and guidance of our teachers and Religious Education Director.  These keepsakes, handmade by the children, will help them recall God's blessing on them and the beautiful gift of the Eucharist.


Sprinkling Kindness

4th grade SPRINKLED Ancillae with kindness in honor of World Kindness Day! The 4th graders each wore a donut necklace with 5 sprinkle stickers on it. As they shared kindness, they gave away their sprinkles. At the end of the day- with no sprinkles left, over 300 members of the Ancillae community were touched by a SPRINKLE of 4th grade kindness!


Third graders reassembled the vole skeletons they found after dissecting owl pellets in the science lab.

Meet Our Jr. Tech Team

It is never too early for students to start assisting teachers and students in the classroom. Our Junior Tech team is comprised of students in grades 1 – 4 who help troubleshoot every day issues and support their class in hardware and software maintenance. 

What are some of the things our youngest members do?

  • Model appropriate use of classroom technology
  • Help maintain and distribute class iPads
  • Assist classmates with apps and/or software programs
  • Basic troubleshooting 
  • Test and give feedback for new classroom apps and software 
  • Liaison for teachers and IT Team 
Virtual Field Trip

While learning about fire safety through a Nearpod lesson, first graders took their first virtual field trip of the year to a fire station in Detroit, Michigan.