Since our founding in 1961, the All Saints’ school community has been marked by a most distinctive and definitive spirit. Whether in the classrooms, on the school stage and playing fields, in the quiet comfort of the library, or even in the warm, casual exchanges in the hallways of our school, a joyful sense of learning, purpose, and inquiry characterizes All Saints’ students, faculty and parents. This spirit is a direct reflection of an educational mission that inspires and challenges us --- every day--- to “provide each child the opportunity to develop his or her highest potential to learn in a nurturing environment of spiritual growth and service to others.”
I welcome you to our website, one of the extensions of the All Saints’ community. It is filled with information, news and photos that give you a glimpse of our unique school; please enjoy your online tour! Once you have explored our site, I hope you will come visit our beautiful campus and discover firsthand the exceptional learning community that is All Saints’ Day School.
Head of School
Michele Rench: Educational Philosophy
Three guiding values frame my educational philosophy, and are the personal standards by which I view and direct my administrative and teaching performance.
|Education of the Whole Child|
“I believe in the ‘education of the whole child.’ To educate the whole child challenges all members of a school community to recognize and participate in the academic spiritual, social, physical and aesthetic developments of its students. At the center of this educational philosophy is the belief that students learn in unique and individual ways, and that it is vitally important that educational development occur across all learning domains.”
“The development of a spiritual life is a critical component of a student’s learning experience. I believe the presence and practice of religious values in a school’s mission infuses and forms a faith community and ultimately provides for the spiritual development of all its members. I have selected to spend my educational career in religious schools because I deeply value Christian teaching. I believe it is important for students to be educated within a faith community that articulates and models religious values and principles and remains open and inclusive to other faith traditions. Prayer, reflections, and community worship are vital in the formation of a student's character and spiritual life, and they are essential aspects in the education of the whole child.”
“Central to the excellence of a school learning environment is the caliber and quality of the community it fosters. Strong school communities are built on respectful adult relationships that serve as models for the students and further enhance the school’s learning environment. Good communication, clearly articulated expectations, high standards of professionalism and mutual support all work to build and strengthen a school community. I believe a school community is nourished when the leadership enthusiastically embraces its mission and regularly recognizes and values the contributions of a wide variety of its members. In the advancement of the school’s mission, I believe it is imperative for the leadership to build meaningful relationships with parents and alumni, as well as to extend itself in service to the wider community.”