History of All Saints Catholic School, 1990 – Present

All Saints Regional Catholic School is located in this beautiful historic building on the campus of St. Patrick Parish in Glen Cove.

In 1995, Sister Maureen Vellon, R.S.H.M. was appointed as principal of ASR.

In 1995, Sister Maureen Vellon, R.S.H.M. was appointed as principal of ASR.

Sr. Maureen was succeeded by James V. Thompson, who served until his retirement at the end of the school year 2011-12.

Sr. Maureen was succeeded by James V. Thompson, who served until his retirement at the end of the school year 2011-12.

 

Fr. Elias Carr, appointed Headmaster of ASR, 2012

Fr. Elias Carr, appointed Headmaster of ASR, 2012

Joanne Fitzgerald, appointed Academic Dean of ASR, 2012

Joanne Fitzgerald, appointed Academic Dean of ASR, 2012

In 1990, the parish schools of St. Boniface, St. Mary in Roslyn, St. Patrick in Glen Cove and St. Hyacinth in Glen Head regionalized to form All Saints Regional Catholic School, a new entity designed to supported by those four parishes, joined by St. Rocco Parish of Glen Cove.

The decision to regionalize the schools and close the St. Boniface School building made for a very painful time in the parish, especially for the families whose children who attended the school. Since then however, space made available by the closing of the building has been put to good use, and All Saints Regional Catholic School is now well established and thriving, having gone from strength to strength to reach the top echelon of Catholic schools on Long Island.

Under diocesan direction and the leadership of its first principal, Sister Helen Dolan, S.S.N.D., All Saints Regional Catholic School began on two campuses with a nursery through third grade at the Lower Campus (St. Hyacinth’s) and grades four through eight on the Upper Campus (St. Patrick’s).  All grades are now consolidated in the school building on the St. Patrick’s parish campus, allowing for total technological integration of all classrooms, leading the school into the 21st Century.

All of the schools’ grades are now located at the former St. Patrick’s School building, allowing for total technological integration of all classrooms, leading the school into the 21st Century.   As of the 2012-13 school year, all of the school’s classrooms have been equipped with the latest “SMART Board” technology.

In April, 2012 it was announced that ASR would follow a new, innovative, academic vision.  Fr. Elias Carr, Pastor of St. Rocco’s and one of the Canons Regular of the Canonry of Saint Leopold who serve at St. Patrick’s and St. Rocco’s parishes was appointed as ASR’s first Headmaster, to be assisted by an Academic Dean, Joanne Fitzgerald.  The new administration has reinvigorated the school with a continued emphasis on high-quality Catholic education.

The school is supported by each of the five parishes and the school board is comprised of each parish’s pastor and two representatives appointed by that pastor. St. Boniface is represented by parishioners Síghle Lynch and Kevin Horton.

 

 

Our School Cuts Tuition, Expands Programs

 

Enthusiastic students at All Saints Regional Catholic School

All Saints Regional Catholic School, serving the North Shore of Long Island, has cut tuition for Nursery and Pre-K for 2013-2014, while expanding parental options for both programs with regard to the number of days they want their children to attend. Nursery parents can choose from a three-day program or a five-day program. For Pre-K they can choose from a three-day, four-day or five day-program for full or half days. The school board just approved a tuition schedule making it less expensive than all other competitive programs in the area. “We know times are tough for parents in these economic times,” said the Headmaster, Father Elias Carr, “we want to work with parents to help them educate their children in a strong Catholic environment.”

Since, last December, when Bishop Murphy implemented a new Strategic Plan for the Catholic elementary schools on Long Island, All Saints has taken a number of important steps to realize this new diocesan vision. The Very Reverend Robert Romeo, Pastor of St. Boniface and Chair of the Executive Board said, “ASR is the only school on Long Island with a priest in charge, a priest teaching and with a full time chaplain… Our goal is to be sure children are well educated and in a spiritual/ happy environment.”

The Executive Board recently adopted a new leadership model for All Saints consisting of a Headmaster and an Academic Dean, Joanne Fitzgerald, (most recently, principal of St. Edwards the Confessor School in Syosset) who, working closely with the Headmaster, not only oversees the curriculum but also ensure high standards for the total educational environment. The school’s full time chaplain is the Very Reverend Dom Daniel Nash, Can. Reg., who also teaches Latin and German as part of the new curriculum. “Studying German helps one to have a firmer grasp of English, and Latin reveals the foundation of the modern Romance Languages”, explained the Father Daniel. ASR has also adopted a very robust before and after school program, allowing parents to drop off their children as early as 7am as well as extending the day until 6 pm, because, Father Elias added, “We want to support our hardworking parents with programs to meet their needs.”

In addition to the new lower tuition schedule parents can also find additional aid through “Tomorrow’s Hope” a program that provides financial aid to parents wishing to provide a Catholic School education for their children. “There are options out there,” Father Daniel said, “Cost shouldn’t be a factor.”