As a parent, one of the most important decisions you’ll make for your child is which school to enroll them in. Trusting a school with your children’s education can feel overwhelming, and we recognize that. All Saints Episcopal Day School in Hoboken, which is located at 707 Washington Street in Hoboken with its Early Childhood Center at 527 Clinton Street, is a great choice for parents of children in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8. Keep reading to learn more about this Hoboken school + its mission.
All About All Saints
All Saints Episcopal Day School is a Pre-K3 through Grade 8 International Baccalaureate (IB) World School and is the only authorized school in Hudson and Bergen Counties to provide the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP) and the Middle Years Program (MYP).
“At All Saints, we live our mission each day,” Kimberly Beck, the new Head of School said. “Our joy-filled learning community cultivates academic and personal excellence, a sense of purpose and of social responsibility, and above all, a love of learning. It is a school like no other.”
Both the school and the International Baccalaureate Organization have strong leanings towards social justice, cultural competency, and responsible stewardship of the planet. Learning at All Saints is interdisciplinary, meaning that students might be studying Shakespearean plays in their language and literature classes while also making papier mâché busts of Fallstaff or Mistress Quickly in their studio art class.
Additionally, as each unit leads into an annual milestone project and presentation, students at the school find out how they best learn as individuals and how to work together as a group. Students develop the requisite skills, capacities, and dispositions needed to not only be out in the world, but to change it for the better.
Co-Curricular subjects at All Saints include Spanish, French, American Sign Language, and Latin as World Languages — as well as music, art, dance, and physical education to round out its rigorous academic curriculum. The school’s graduates have gone on to some of the most selective high schools and colleges in the Metro area and abroad.
All Saints Episcopal Day School’s typical entrance years are Pre-K3, Kindergarten, and Grade 5, with its highest number of applications to the Kindergarten grade.
All Saints’s Nurturing Learning Environment
While the students are receiving a top-notch instructional program, they are also learning how to cope with the complexities of modern life, how to recognize their feelings and express them appropriately, and how to center themselves and to build their reasoning skills. This is done with the help of the school’s community service programs, which empower students to feel that they are part of the solution to issues such as food insecurity and homelessness rather than being overwhelmed by them.
Likewise, the school’s spirituality gatherings hold a space for students to explore what it means to be human and focus on virtues such as gratitude, interdependence, and empathy. The school specializes in the foundational years, developing early childhood learners through adolescents to be leaders in their communities.
All Saints students enjoy a wide range of mission-aligned field trips that connect closely with their curricular content. For example, Grade 3 students visit the United Nations in conjunction with their global studies class and Grade 8 students visit Snug Harbor to look at the Fibonacci sequence in nature and learn how it relates to the study of mathematics. Students in Pre-K3 + Pre-K4 participate in walking field trips to explore the community.
Overnight trips begin in Grade 5, and in Grade 8, the students’ senior year culminates in an international trip. This year’s eighth graders are visiting Scotland for 10 days to study renewable energy sources and sustainability strategies that are unique to that part of the world.
The All Saints Teaching Staff + New Head of School
Many All Saints teachers have been at the school for over 10 years. As professionals, they collaborate to foster a safe and exciting educational environment for students. The school prides itself on employing a team of dedicated and caring teachers who give their undivided attention to each and every student. This is accomplished through intentionally small class sizes with multiple professionals serving every grade level.
^ Kimberly Beck, the new Head of All Saints Episcopal Day School
All Saints recently appointed Kimberly Beck as its new Head of School.
“As the executive leader, I work enthusiastically alongside All Saints’ talented educators and students, while engaging with families and the greater Hoboken community to build from the already incredible foundation that is here. All Saints has an amazing future ahead,” Kimberly shared.
All Saints Episcopal Day School is located at 707 Washington Street in Hoboken, with its Early Childhood Center at 527 Clinton Street. For inquiries, call 201-792-0736 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.