What makes All Saints' unique?
After-School Explorations Program
All Saints’ Day School hosts an After-School Explorations program on site most afternoons immediately following the end of the school day.
The program is not an official part of our curriculum, but it does allow parents to extend their child’s day by an hour one or more days each week for multi-week cycles of themed activities. Some of the programs are taught by existing Day School staff and others are presented by outside vendors.
Although ASDS facilitates access to these programs, all arrangements are made directly with the individual program provider and all payments are made separately from ASDS tuition and fee payments. Program costs are set by the provider and vary based of the provider’s overhead. Examples of such programming include, but are not limited to:
The All Saints’ Day School is fortunate to have Mercedes Pham on staff. Mercedes has a mastery of the Spanish language tempered by her love for young children and a unique understanding of just how to teach them. Having her on board to teach each class once each week is a real gift to our school.
Parents are given the opportunity to extend their child(ren)’s school year to more closely match the calendar of the Virginia Beach City Public Schools through participation in June DAZE.
This three-week day camp is open only to currently enrolled students. Each week has a different theme which parents can opt to enroll by the day or by the week.
Lynnhaven River NOW Pearl School
We are a Pearl School through partnership with Lynnhaven River NOW. This distinction is an honor that recognizes not only our care for Earth, but our instructional programming that teaches our children ways in which they can be good stewards of this our island home.
Although housed in an Episcopal Church, All Saints’ Day School is inclusive and has children of all faiths traditions or no formal tradition enrolled in its program. A weekly chapel service is conducted by the Rector and music teacher who incorporate topics and songs related to living a life that is based on a love of and respect for God’s Creation and Created. The voluntary coin offering is donated to the SPCA.
OTHER OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES
As a whole, the school also hosts annually a CHKD Trike-A-Thon which raises pledged funds for the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters.
Opportunities are also available to support the church’s food pantry, annual School Supply Drive for those in need, and the Christmas “Giving Tree” that provides gifts to children whose names are provided by The Virginia Beach Department of Social Services, Virginia Beach Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, and ACCESS a local entity that supports families affected by the AIDS virus.