Dear Partners in Education,
Thank you for expressing interest in All Saints Academy, one of the most unique Catholic schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids. We are one school, located on two campuses less than two miles apart. Our early childhood programs through 3rd grade are located at our elementary campus on the grounds of Blessed Sacrament Parish. Our middle school campus, grades 4 through 8, is located on the parish grounds of St. Jude. Because of this distinct setup, we are able to create a culture at our specific buildings that meets children where they are developmentally.
Along with Blessed Sacrament and St. Jude, St. Isidore and St. Alphonus parishes partner with All Saints Academy to provide spiritual, financial, and social support. During our weekly Masses you may see one of our eight priests celebrating with our students!
Our shared purpose at All Saints Academy is to "Form Saints to Serve All!" Each and every day our faculty and staff challenge our students not only on the path to academic achievement but also guide them on their path to heaven. I look forward to sharing more about the programming and environment at All Saints Academy. Thank you for considering Catholic education for your child.
Michael Debri, M.Ed. Abby Giroux
Executive Director/Elementary Principal Middle School Principal
All Saints Academy is a Catholic School inspired by the Holy Spirit and dedicated to teaching and living as Jesus did. Our mission is to serve and partner with our families, parishes and communities as we focus on the spiritual, intellectual, moral, social, and physical development of our children.
At All Saints Academy we believe that "All Things Are Possible Through Christ." This begins by incorporating prayer into everything we do! Students and teachers gather in prayer at the beginning and end of the school day. Students in grades K-8 celebrate Mass weekly with their respective campus as well as attending adoration and class Masses monthly.
Our preschool through 3rd grade students experience Catechesis of the Good Shepherd in our Atrium, and grades 4-8 have a class retreat each year focused on the Great Mysteries of our faith.
We also celebrate our root belief that "We Are One" and our unique schools by combining our two campuses together on special holy day occasions such as All Saints Day, our own commemoration of Via Dolorosa on Holy Thursday and a special Alleluia day celebration after Easter!
We believe that "We Can All Grow." This means within our school day we strive to offer our students exceptional and authentic learning experiences. We also believe that "Creativity and Innovation Promote Success." Students and teachers alike come to know that not all problems have just one solution and that there is no substitute for hard work. No matter what subject we are working on, we always view coursework through the lens of our faith and make a connection to our own lives.
We also strive to infuse service into our classes and course work by partnering with local and global organizations through projects and organizations like Service Corps, Haiti Mat Weaving, Catholic Charities West Michigan, Urban Roots, and World Renew.
Cocurricular activities at All Saints Academy enhance the learning of our students as they transfer information and skills to areas outside of the traditional classroom walls.
In addition to daily band classes for all 5th-8th grade students we offer a Jazz Band Program for our middle school students.
In conjunction with GRACEAC we also offer a wide range of athletic opportunities for our middle school student-athletes where our partnership with the University of Notre Dame's "Play Like a Champion Program" has emphasized sports as a ministry for our coaches.
Many of our elementary students participate in Boy Scouts, Girls on the Run, or other parent-initiated teams and clubs where our school community comes together.