All Saints Day School

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All Saints Day School Photo #1 - Research is always fun in our library containing over 15,000 fiction and non-fiction books and as well as a cozy fireplace!
All Saints Day School Photo #2 - Early morning in Carmel Valley. All Saints' is nestled along the Carmel River on 17 acres.
All Saints Day School Photo #3 - Our Organic Garden not only offers a multitude of activities and some amazing pizzas coming out of our wood fired pizza oven, but is also used by as a cross-curricular classroom.
All Saints Day School Photo #4 - Early friendships go all the way through 8th grade and our alumni stay connected way beyond high school.
All Saints Day School Photo #5 - Recognized for our enriched and challenging curriculum, our goal is to inspire children to discover the joy of learning, encourage their curiosity, and to develop their individual potential.
All Saints Day School Photo #6 - The educational experience is enriched by classes in art, music, foreign language, art history, technology, religion, character education, performing arts, dance, Latin, physical education, outdoor education, library skills and research as well as stimulating activities and programs.
All Saints Day School Photo #7 - All Saints' Day School takes pride in having a strong general music program. We strive to create an engaging, constructive, and memorable music experience for every student. The aim of our general music program is to build a foundation for a lifetime of musical creativity and enjoyment.
All Saints Day School Photo #8 - All Saints?' theatrical productions, complete with elaborate sets, colorful costuming, and talented performances, are always highly anticipated and often sold-out. Fully-staged, our Shakespeare and Spring Musical productions combine all areas of the performing and fine arts, and give students the opportunity to perform for a community audience. Students participate in performing roles, directing, set designing and working as backstage crew.
  • All Saints' Day School, an independent school for students in grades Preschool through eight, is recognized for its enriched and challenging curriculum.
  • The underlying goals are to inspire children to discover the joy of learning, to encourage their curiosity, and to develop their individual potential.
  • Students obtain a solid foundation through the skilled teaching of language arts, mathematics, science, and history, enriched by classes in art, music, foreign language, physical education, technology, religion and performing arts.
  • In addition, Latin, art history, team sports, and leadership opportunities are a part of the Middle School curriculum.
  • The School provides each child the opportunity to develop his or her highest potential to learn, in a nurturing environment of spiritual growth and service to others.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious AffiliationEpiscopal
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia, Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded1961
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesPreschool only- $375 per week
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students210 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
36%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade All Saints Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
Average Class Size18 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(uniforms required in all grades )

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / rolling
Tuition NotesTuition for Preschool is $12,650, for Early Childhood Unit (Pre-K & K) is $21,500. Tuition for grades 1-5 is $25,350 and grades 6-8 is $26,500.
% on Financial Aid
47%
Acceptance Rate
77%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMichelle Dominguez

Sports

Total Sports Offered9 sports
SportsBasketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballBowling,
Cross CountryFlag Football,
GolfSoccer,
TennisTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Ceramics, Performing Arts, Photography

School Notes

  • Challenging, innovative academics
  • Inclusive, caring community
  • Dedicated, experienced faculty
  • Enriched curriculum, including fine and performing arts, foreign languages, Latin, athletics, technology, and outreach programs
  • Well-funded and need-based tuition assistance program
  • Extended day program (included in tuition)

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (9 reviews)
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Having gone to all public schools myself, I was skeptical at first about the idea of an independent school, but I kept hearing about how special All Saints was enough that I finally started paying attention. The school calls itself extraordinary, and it truly is in every sense of the word. The built-in components of the program that other schools consider "extra-curricular", the frequency of exposure and instruction in music, art, science, etc. The opportunities for performing arts- it's all so beyond what other schools offer. My child is in Preschool and is already receiving Spanish instruction! Most importantly, she is excited to go to school each day, never wants to go home at the end of the day, and is thriving. She loves her teachers and so do we, as it is so apparent how much they love their jobs and their students. She's made friends at all grade levels despite the age range, and we feel connected to the school community on many levels. It's been an amazing choice thus far for our family.
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Both our kids not only received the best possible education at this school, but today are caring, confident, and joyful adults that love to learn and give back! And what is more important to a parent than that? This school does an amazing job combining excellent academics with a character education curriculum that weaves through all the grades, preparing students what lay ahead. We couldn't be more thankful and wholeheartedly recommend All Saints' as the place to be!
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All Saints' has been a remarkable experience for our two children. They have received a superb education since they started in the pre-k program around 7 years ago. What's amazing about All Saints is that the incomparable education is actually just the foundation. I am particularly impressed with the math curriculum (revamped a couple of years ago by a one-of-a-kind teacher who is a total guru) for the lower grades. In middle school, the annual history projects are truly college level. On top of the exceptional academics, we really value the performing arts program (2 plays a year and countless smaller performances), the character education curriculum that instills self-awareness and compassion, and the inspiring group of faculty who see and bring out the best is each and every child. Our children are flourishing and I am so proud they will be all Saints' graduates in just a few short years.
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All Saints' has been an amazing place for our children. They are flourishing. The teachers challenge them to rise to their best, always gently encouraging them. The parent-teacher conferences are always inspiring because we regularly learn something new from the teachers. The faculty at All Saints, particularly in the lower and middle school are nothing short of brilliant. They model the All Saints values of kindness, continuous learning, and much more. Our children love school and the work is becoming more challenging as they get older, with written reports starting in 3rd or 4th grade. There are two plays a year and countless smaller performances throughout the year. Soccer and basketball and volleyball and flag football are just a few of the sports the students play. I can't imagine a better school. I've heard so many parents say they wish they had gone to All Saints' as a child themselves and we feel the same!
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Having gone to all public schools myself, I was skeptical at first about the idea of independent school but I kept hearing about how special All Saints was enough that I finally started paying attention. I'm so glad I did! The school calls itself extraordinary, and it truly is in every sense of the word. The built-in components of the program that other schools consider "extra-curricular", the frequency of exposure and instruction in music, art, science, etc., the opportunities for performing arts- it's all so beyond what other schools offer. And their character education program is truly remarkable and done in an authentic, meaningful and lasting way. My child is in preschool and is already receiving Spanish instruction! Most importantly, she is excited to go to school each day, never wants to go home at the end of the day, and is thriving both academically and socially. She loves her teachers and so do we, as it is so apparent how much they love their jobs and their students. She's made friends at all grade levels despite the age range, and we feel connected to the school community on many levels. Knowing what I know now, I can't believe it took me as long as it did to start peeling back the layers of the standard comments of "why send your kid to a private school when Carmel Unified is so good?" The quality of instruction, the level of expectation in regard to behavior, inclusion, kindness and giving back to others... it's just a portion of what makes it so different and so what I want for our children. It's been an amazing choice for our family, and it's worth every penny.
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All Saints is an incredible experience. The teachers are passionate about what they do, the extracurricular options are expansive, and the academics are superior. I recommend this school to anyone who has the opportunity to attend.
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We love this school. It has been a great experience for our daughter. Amazing community too!
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All Saints' offers a remarkable education in an unforgettable community of support and joy. I feel so lucky to call myself an All Saints' alum and was not only wonderfully academically prepared for high school, college and beyond, but I graduated with a strong sense of self and the confidence I needed to succeed in any environment. I hope to send my future children to All Saints'!
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All Saints' truly is a special place. The community is great and very inclusive, the campus by the river stunning and the academics are the best on the Monterey Peninsula. They truly look at the whole child and bring out the best. The core curriculum is challenging the students and the specialty classes, from performing arts to the organic garden are outstanding. We could not be happier!
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