We Are One + We Are All Saints!
All Saints Catholic School is an Academically focused, Spiritually alive Community of Saints in training, living out the ASCS motto as expressed in our school prayer:
We live each day at All Saints Catholic School under the mantle of Mary, Our Mother, with the guidance of St. Joseph, and the example of St. Therese. We pray that the witness of Our Lady and the saints will show us how to live our faith in action, that we may become more like Jesus. Through the intercession of the Communion of the Saints may we strive to be saints!
ASCS students are challenged to be “Saints in Training”, faithful to God’s call to be students, family members and community members. Our Early Childhood Program includes separate classes for three and four year olds and Kindergarten, with a second four year old class added this year. Our youngest students explore learning and faith through play, music and exploration in small classes. Grades 1 – 4 are encouraged to develop as independent and cooperative learners, while middle school students in grades 5 – 8 grow in depth of knowledge and responsibility as they embrace a challenging curriculum supported by technology.
In addition to academics, students enjoy weekly Physical Education classes, with a Music and Movement class tailored specifically for Early Childhood students. There are also weekly Art, Spanish, and Music classes. Our music program includes percussion, musical teamwork playing hand bells, the recorder, and vocal music. In addition to ASCS Choir, private string or piano lessons are available on site taught by professional musicians.
School days begin with prayer and a morning meeting, focused on spiritual, social and emotional growth, developing interpersonal skills and supporting academic success. Throughout the day faculty assists students to strive for academic excellence. The day ends with many opportunities for activities, such as Explorers, Choir, Performing Arts, Art, Sports, Track, Chinese Language and STEM Lego Program. Afterschool assistance and homework time is also provided. Extended Care is available before school beginning at 6:30 am and after school until 5:30 pm, with a gated playground for younger students and new hopscotch and foursquare courts.
Lives of the saints are explored at our school midday prayer gatherings and made present with a patron saint for each class. The living witness of the saints is evident in the life of the school. Community outreach projects are supported by students and families throughout the year, often as student initiatives of the ASCS National Junior Honor Society and Student Council. ASCS supports Diapers and Things year round, donating of items needed by young families. Older students model positive witness to younger students and team with them for some activities, sharing the joy of Catholic life. Our Student Ambassadors and Parent Ambassadors share enthusiasm, school pride and experiential knowledge at school events and with prospective new families.
We begin each year gathering families and staff at our Meet & Greet. Hallowed Halls brings family costumed fun with indoor trick-or-treating. On All Saints Day, we celebrate with the Communion of the Saints at Mass and enjoy a day of saint activities. At Christmas we share our joy in pageant and the music of the season. Catholic Schools Week includes an Open House spotlighting student work and the Science Fair; where our students have gone on to compete at state and national levels. Our annual Talent Show showcases many, often hidden, talents of our students. Each April ASCS parents and friends enjoy an evening out with dinner at our Funny4Fund$ Comedy Night. The Spring Musical and Spring Arts Festival Open House showcase student talents, while our Track Club competes annually in the Greater New Bedford Catholic Schools Track Meet. All of this leads up to our end of year celebrations and Grade 8 Graduation, gathering families to celebrate the many accomplishments of their students.
All Saints Catholic School was formed in 2010 and is located in the north end of New Bedford. St. Mary’s Pastor and school Director, Fr. Daniel Lacroix together with Principal Mrs. Susan Massoud, and a dedicated school staff, continue to build upon the dynamic parish and school relationship begun by founding pastor, Msgr. John Oliveira.
We Are One + We Are All Saints! We strive every day to be sure that everyone who comes to our school – whether as a student, a staff member, a parent/guardian, or a visitor – feels they are part of something special. Together we accomplish our mission to provide quality Catholic education in a safe environment where Jesus Christ is the model for the spiritual, academic, and personal growth of each unique student. Together we one in Christ, and because of His love, we have the opportunity to become saints in our families, among our friends and in the community.