FAQ

Where are you located?

We have two campuses. Our Saint Nicolas Center Campus houses grades Nursery (3’s) - Grade 1 and is located at 527 Clinton Street. The entrance to the building is through the iron fencing off of Sixth Street. Our Grade 2 through Grade 8 Campus is located at 707 Washington Street next to the All Saints Episcopal Church.

Are you a religious school?

Our spirituality program is ingrained in the fabric of our school curriculum and community, lived out through ongoing social action, community service, and self-reflection activities.

Established in 1985 as an outreach mission of All Saints Episcopal Parish, we were founded upon and espouse the sacred tenets contained in the Baptismal Covenant of the Episcopal Church: to love our neighbors as ourselves, strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.

We serve children of all faiths and embrace a view of spirituality that is broad and inclusive. We value religious diversity and provide opportunities for students to understand and appreciate a variety of different religious traditions and celebrations.

There is no compulsory worship or doctrine-based programming.
 
What is the application process?

Applicants to Nursery-Fourth Grade are required to submit an on-line application which includes a parent essay as well as a teacher recommendation, Head of School recommendation and recent progress reports if applicable. Applicants will be invited to come for an observation at the school and the applicant’s parents will be invited to come for an interview.

Applicants to Grades 5-7 are required to submit all of the paperwork above plus a student questionnaire.   While not required, ISEE or SSAT test reports are appreciated. Middle School applicants will be invited to come for a full day visit, which will include additional assessment work and an interview. The applicant’s parents will be invited to come for a separate interview.

Is there an age cut off date?

Students must be three years old by September 1 of the year that they start Nursery. This cut off date policy stands until Third Grade, when we will consider applicants who miss the cut off.

Do you offer an extended day for Nursery or Pre-Kindergarten? 

Nursery and Pre-K run from 8:30 to 11:15.   We offer an optional Early Childhood Extended Day Program for Nursery as well as Pre-K, extending the day until 3:00 PM.


How do you select students for admission?

The admissions committee takes careful consideration of all of the information from the application, student observation, parent interview, letters of recommendation and testing in order to enroll as balanced a population as possible. This includes, but is not limited to, balancing along gender, race, international status, socio-economic diversity, and familial structure.

Do you have a wait list?

Unfortunately, we cannot offer spots to all of the qualified candidates who apply. We will offer wait pool acceptances to those students who are determined to be a good fit at All Saints but for whom we do not have enough spots. Should a spot become available, we will draw from this wait pool. We do not have a rank ordered list as we strive to fill vacancies with the applicants who help us maintain the class balance.

Are any applicants given special consideration?

Yes. Siblings, legacy students and members of All Saints Parish are given priority in the admissions process.

Do you offer Financial Aid?

Yes. We offer need-based financial aid and applicants must submit their Financial Aid Application, along with a letter explaining their circumstances at the same time that they apply for admission.  Approximately 13% of our families receive some form of Financial Aid.

How many openings do you have?

The number of openings varies each year depending on our sibling and legacy applicant pool and on how many families re-enroll for any given year. We encourage applications from all qualified applicants and will do our best to accommodate requests for placement from families who are a good fit with our program.

Does All Saints provide high school placement support?

Yes, we begin the High School application process in the middle of Grade 7 and work in partnership with families and students throughout the process. A complete list of schools to which our graduates have been accepted can be found at High School Placement.

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  • Ms. Amina O'Kane 

    Director of Admissions and High School Placement
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