All Souls Catholic School is committed to teach and live the Gospel message as well as to prepare students to be active Christians, confident communicators, and fully integrated individuals.
Our graduates go forward to become life long learners and responsible citizens in a technologically connected global community.
All Souls School, mindful of its mission to be witness to the love of Christ for all, admits students of any race, color, national and/or ethic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. All Souls does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and/or ethic origin, age, sex or disability in the administration of educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. Likewise, All Souls School does not unlawfully discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis if age, sex, disability, race, color and national and/or ethic origin.
"Christian community is not merely a concept to be taught but a reality to be lived."
(Pope John Paul II)
All Souls Catholic School is a community of faith where we believe that each child is a unique creation of God blessed with a special set of talents and gifts. Each child deserves to approach life with a sense of self worth while developing a personal relationship with God. We feel that each child deserves the opportunity to develop his or her God-given potential to the fullest. Our mission is to guide each child toward the fulfillment of this potential in all areas of the child's life: spiritual, intellectual, social, psychological, physical, and aesthetic. We hope to enrich and deepen each student's faith by promoting good self-esteem, self-discipline, skills, and knowledge.
All Souls Catholic School affirms that parents are the first and primary educators of their children. Through a spirit of understanding and cooperation, we hope to create an atmosphere in which teachers, students, and parents can join together in the total faith community to come alive, to grow and to learn. We recognize that community is at the heart of Christian education.
We believe that children are our future and that educators and parents help to shape that future. We're working to nurture enduring values such as compassion, respect for differences, and peaceful conflict resolutions. We hope to influence students and families to be dynamic agents of change in society in the areas of social and racial justice, human dignity, freedom , and peace. By providing a quality Catholic education we help the church fulfill its commitment to the dignity of the individual. We will provide an environment that fosters a belief in the sacredness of the human person and awareness that we are born into one worldwide human family.
We hope to create an atmosphere for learning that combines structure and creativity while fostering an enthusiasm for life-long. It is our aim to create a climate in which faith will gradually mature and enable our students to assume the responsibilities placed on them by Baptism. Toward this end, we strive to maintain a joyous, happy, environment which promotes love, understanding, respect for and acceptance of self and others.
All Souls Catholic School has a rich tradition of prayers and liturgy.
Many students are altar servers for the parish. The parish and school have a strong relationship and work together closely on liturgical preparation and celebration, especially First Communion and Confirmation.
The school community comes together each morning to pray before classes begin. Students pray in their homeroom classes daily, and the staff prays together at all meetings. Student council officers also open all meetings in prayer. All staff members are invited to participate in communal prayer on Monday mornings. Each day students pray before lunch and at the end of the day.
All Souls Catholic School Mission Statement challenges all to respond to Jesus' call to act out of justice, love and the humble service of God, recognizing that awareness precedes action. Whole school example are found in the promotion of:
St. Vincent de Paul Thanksgiving Appeal and Christmas hampers
Christmas Toy Drive
Lenten Food Appeal
Student group examples are:
Student Council, as a whole, and specifically the Commissioner of Religion Affairs
Eighth grade prayer leaders for morning prayer and school assemblies
Student attendance at retreat days are compulsory:
Annual Grade 8 Confirmation Retreat Day
Community Service is required:
Grade 7 and 8 students have a required service component as part of their Confirmation program
Grade 8 students serve lunches at the St. Vincent de Paul Community Kitchen
Staff participate in an annual retreat day concluding with a celebration of the Eucharist. All teaching staff attend the Archdiocese BASIC professional development program for religion certification and then continue with participation in re-certification sessions to maintain their religion certification.
Our local parish clergy are involved in school life and assist with the preparation of school and parish liturgies. They are always available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation for our children who receive the sacrament during Lent and Advent. Staff anf students also give witness and service in their own parishes since many live outside All Souls Parish. 'Working in partnership' is at the basis for all partner initiatives at All Souls Catholic School. Parents are welcome to attend any liturgy or school event. Parents are always welcome at our Principal Awards Ceremonies throughout the year. We recognize parents as the primary educators of their children and as such this enhances our partnership with the parents.