Lower School
In Lower School, our number one goal is to make each child feel known and loved. Our nurturing and highly dedicated faculty focus on developing every child’s creativity, confidence, social awareness, and independent thinking. Teachers here have homes, not just classrooms, because research shows that children learn best in a stimulating and supportive environment where they feel a strong sense of belonging. Our custom built Learning Villages create a community atmosphere with a family-centered focus that is central to who we are here at All Saints. 

We are committed to fostering all aspects of the whole child; therefore, we address the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth of each student. One of the ways we do this is by ensuring that the students are active participants in their own learning journey and have a voice throughout their educational experience at All Saints. 

Students have the opportunity to learn authentically through real world experiences in each of our innovative learning spaces such as the Oasis, the Explorium and the Learning Farm. We introduce students to the world of entrepreneurship as they create their own brand for egg sales,  design and test prototypes in the OASIS, and conduct Science experiments in the Explorium. At All Saints, students in Lower School learn by doing. 

At All Saints, our mission is Igniting Passions to Impact our World and in Lower School this begins with encouraging students to explore the concept of self and individualization. As students move through our program we also teach empathy, foster independence, and encourage student agency as they prepare to move to the next level. 

By modeling and focusing on our core values of honor, truth, wisdom, faith, family and service in all areas of our campus, we strive to build a foundation for students that will guide them not only through their time at All Saints but throughout their college years and beyond. 

Thank you for entrusting your children to us.  We promise to serve them well!

All my best, 
Dr. Amy Alsip

Our Programs

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  • Learning

    The Lower School offers a blend of enrichments including Music, Physical Education, Art, Faith Formation, Learning Farm, Collaboratory (library and integrated media), Oasis (maker space), Explorium (Science Lab), and World Languages.
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  • Chess Club

    Chess Club is for any student wanting to learn or improve their game. The club will participate 7 tournaments in East Texas and host 2 of the tournaments. These tournament are for scholastic beginners and scholarship amateurs with USCF ratings under 1400.
  • Odyssey of the Mind

    OM is a competitive club that studies and prepares for state, national, and world competitions. Students are presented with challenges and tasks that must be solved. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics.
  • Ukulele Club

    The after-school ukulele class is open to 3rd - 5th graders. The class meets one afternoon per week and runs from September through November. When students register for the ukulele class they are able to choose the color of ukulele they want. Students have fun learning chords, strumming patterns and playing familiar folk songs.

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  • Learning Farm

    On the Learning Farm students experience entrepreneurial opportunities harvesting and selling greens and eggs to our community while learning teamwork, stewardship, empathy, and real-world problem solving.
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  • Learning Villages

    Our Learning Village concept gives students a sense of belonging as they walk down the hallway and enter their homeplace.
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  • Oasis

    The Oasis 4-D Tinker Lab allows our Pre School through 4th grade students to discover, design, develop, and deliver.
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  • Explorium

    In our innovative Science Explorium students collaborate to confidently ask questions, challenge answers, and understand the world around them through immersive, hands-on learning.
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  • Collaboratory

    The Collaboratory is an agile learning environment that adapts to the needs of our teachers and students. From the green screen theatre to the maker cubbies to the writeable wall, the space transforms into a collaborative learning environment fitting the needs of each and every lesson.
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Lower School Staff

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  • Photo of Amy Alsip

    Amy Alsip 

    Head of Lower School
  • Photo of Allison Motto

    Allison Motto 

    Early/Lower School Dean of Students, Technologist, and Coach
    903-579-6000 x1219
  • Photo of Ariana Riley

    Ariana Riley 

    Spanish Enrichment Teacher

All Saints Episcopal School
2695 S. SW Loop 323 Tyler, TX 75701 
903.579.6000 www.all-saints.org