All Saints School provides a challenging curriculum that incorporates Catholic values and ethics. Our comprehensive program offers opportunities that meet a variety of students’ needs and learning styles.
The school’s curriculum emphasizes scope and sequence, providing benchmarks at each grade level from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade. In addition to the traditional disciplines of religion, social studies, language arts, math, and science, we offer Spanish, art, music, physical education, computer literacy, and library skills. Our up-to-date science labs even include a greenhouse. The Honorable Philip T. Abraham Memorial Center includes an art lab, music studio, and library, which further enhance our learning environment.
Creativity and appreciation for the arts are fostered by the students’ participation in exhibitions of their work, concerts, musicals, and assemblies. Students learn to be disciplined artists as they work with paint, charcoal, clay, and other media. They train their voices in music class and have the opportunity to take instrumental music lessons on campus. The Christmas Pageant, Grandfriends Day, and Spring Musical showcase their acting, singing, and dancing talents.
The dictionary defines chrysalis as “the capsule-enclosed state between caterpillar and butterfly during which the winged adult emerges. Anything in an undeveloped or transitory stage.” For our Middle School, the annual Chrysalis Program provides a wonderful opportunity for students and faculty to investigate and explore new educational experiences not available through traditional classroom instruction.
The eighth grade trip to Washington, D.C. allows students to experience U.S. history and geography up close and personal. The students visit a plethora of historical sites including Mt. Vernon, the Ford Theater, the Holocaust Museum, the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, Arlington National Cemetery, and the Smithsonian Institution. Other grades enjoy diverse educational experiences. Grade seven studies beach ecology while ensconced in our yurt study site in Newport, Oregon. Grade six attends Outdoor School. Grades four and five enhance their study of Oregon and the westward movement by doing parts of the Lewis and Clark Trail, visiting Astoria, and journeying to Baker City to follow the Oregon Trail.
All Saints School provides the opportunity for meaningful expressions of worship in the Catholic faith by sharing the experience of the Mass, prayer, and religious instruction with our community. The faculty and our parents are committed to reinforcing our Christian value system by being role models, celebrating liturgical seasons, offering time for reflection, participating in religious retreats and prayer, as well as providing opportunities for involvement in service projects.