All Saints Episcopal Day School opened its doors in 1985 as a mission of the Parish to provide a quality education alternative in Hoboken. As a Parish-sponsored school, All Saints embraces its Episcopal identity by providing quality education to children of all faiths, living out the educational mission of this church and promoting the traditions and foundations that truly embody the Episcopal identity.
The National Association of Episcopal School describes the characteristics of an Episcopal school as one that:
- Integrates spirituality into all aspects of the educational experience
- Honors the basic covenants of the church by observing the expression of God in all life, striving for justice and peace among all people, and respecting the dignity of every human being
- Invites all members of the community to seek clarity about their own beliefs, and honor their own traditions more fully in their own lives
All Saints fully embraces these tenants. We offer an established academic program that honors the whole child, a tradition of service to the community, the integration of spirituality into the program and the opportunity for students to question and develop their own beliefs. This is particularly obvious in our Middle School as students take courses, such as Essential Questions and Inquiry & Action, that fosters their need to spiritual growth and their understanding of the world in which they live.
While the ways in which Episcopal schools live out this identity varies in types and scope, the underlying values of faith, tradition and reason intersect to support the development of healthy, involved, self-disciplined students who seek to better the world through effective participation and service.
Tradition – Serving the community has been a tradition at All Saints since its founding in 1985. Our school-wide service projects link students to the larger community. Internship opportunities at higher grades help students develop a strong work ethic. Our curriculum-based overnight trips foster civic responsibility and personal growth. We are a close-knit, small community in which everyone is known, appreciated, and valued.
Faith – We respect all religious faiths and explore the beliefs of several major faith traditions through various classes and culminating service experiences. We help students understand that we do not exist apart from our neighbor and that we are all called to live in community and to meet the needs of others.
Reason – We value reason as the way to true understanding. Our rigorous curriculum supports the physical, intellectual, moral, social-emotional and spiritual development of the whole child. Our students connect to academic content by solving authentic real-life problems. We use responsible technology to support learning in meaningful ways.
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