General Information and Timeline
We invite inquiries and applications for the 2023–2024 school year for all grades. Please submit an online inquiry form or contact the admissions office for more details. We look forward to introducing you to All Saints.
Early Application Process
Standard Application Process
Students must be three years old by September 1 of the year that they start Nursery. This September 1 cut-off date policy stands until First Grade, when we will consider applicants who miss the cut-off.
Parent Interview and Student Observations
Once an application is received, you will be contacted by our Director of Enrollment Management to schedule a parent interview and a student observation.
For applicants who have attended formal academic, daycare, or enrichment programs (whether part-time or full-time), the following supporting documents are required:
These recommendations may be requested from your child’s current school via our online application. Recommendations and school records are confidential and must be conveyed directly from school to school, whether electronically (to email@example.com) or by mail.
Diversity & Values
All Saints is a diverse community that respects each others’ differences in spiritual belief, family composition, socio-economic background, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and physical and intellectual ability. We believe that our diversity makes us an educationally dynamic and insightful community.
Sharing a wide variety of human experiences allows us to develop a deep understanding of the world. At All Saints we are committed to a culture of “Mitakuye Oyasin,” a Lakota expression that means “We are all one.” We all belong to the same human family and depend on one another to create a community in which everyone feels a sense of belonging.
We strive to maintain our diverse culture by taking a thoughtful approach to admissions, hiring and curriculum. We make a point of recruiting students and staff from organizations that serve under-represented populations and we always strive to make all families feel welcome in our community. Our curriculum is designed to expose the students to a wide range of beliefs and we work with students at all grade levels to develop their critical thinking skills, their ethical acumen and their ability to accept and assimilate new information.
By being exposed to a diverse set of beliefs and backgrounds, children learn to examine and gain confidence in their own views while also developing a curiosity about the human spirit and a true understanding that there are many ways of looking at the world. We believe that it is the diversity of our culture that teaches our students how to interact with others using conviction, compassion and grace, and allows them to walk among many while remaining true to themselves.
All Saints Episcopal Day School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious tradition, color, gender, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation in administration of its educational programs, admission policies and financial aid.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you located?
We have two campuses. Our Saint Nicholas Center Campus (SNC) houses Nursery (3’s), Pre-K (4’s) and Kindergarten and is located at 527 Clinton Street. Our Washington Street Campus, adjacent to the All Saints Episcopal Church, houses Grade 1 through Grade 8.
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 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?
Parents of all applicants must 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 for an observation visit (whether in-person or virtual) and the parents will be invited for an interview (whether in-person or virtual).
In addition to the documentation mentioned above, applicants to Grades 5-7 must submit a student questionnaire. While not required, ISEE or SSAT test reports are appreciated.
Is there and age cut-off date?
Students must be three years old by September 1 of the year that they start Nursery, four years for the start of Pre-K by September 1, five years for the start of Kindergarten by September 1. This cut off date policy stands until First Grade, when we will consider applicants who miss the cut off.
Is your Nursery and Pre-Kindergarten a full-day or half-day program?
We offer two options for Nursery and Pre-Kindergarten:
– Full-day – 8:30-3:00
– Half-day – 8:30-11:15
Starting in the Fall of 2023, our Nursery and Pre-K programs will be full day only.