As an Episcopal school, All Saints provides an exceptional academic program which incorporates religious education honoring and celebrating the inherent worth of each individual.
All Saints is a member of the National Association of Episcopal Schools, which affirms that “Episcopal schools are created to be models of God’s love and grace. Episcopal schools invite all who attend and work in them—Episcopalians and non-Episcopalians, Christians and non-Christians, and people of no faith tradition—both to seek clarity about their own beliefs and religions and to honor those traditions more fully and faithfully in their own lives. Above all, Episcopal schools exist not merely to educate, but to demonstrate and proclaim the unique worth and beauty of all human beings as creations of a loving, empowering God.”
An All Saints Episcopal education is characterized by:
- A religious identity that is welcoming, respectful and inclusive to all
- A school mission, curriculum, and teaching that reflect and affirm the inherent worth of each student
- A commitment to excellence in teaching and learning
- Morning chapel services that join the school community in prayer, song and sharing
- A religious studies program that provides students with a foundation in the Judeo-Christian tradition, the
- The study of world religions and traditions, and the opportunity to reflect upon and discuss faith, core values, and
- The development of character
- Pastoral presence, teaching, and care
- An extensive outreach program that honors service to others
In 1961 All Saints Day School was founded in Pacific Grove by three Episcopal parishes under the direction of Rev. David St. Leger Hill, with the Rev. Peter Farmer as Headmaster. The school was originally known as the Bishop Kip School, but soon became All Saints Day School after All Saints’ Church in Carmel gave the school its pledge of support, as well as its name.
In 1965 the school moved to its present, beautiful and permanent location in Carmel Valley. All Saints Day School is separately incorporated, retaining its unique blend of academic excellence with a focus on individual worth within the traditions of the Episcopal faith.