Lower School

With the help of a nurturing, inquisitive, and highly dedicated faculty, every child is enriched, stretched, and an active participant in their learning. We are committed to fostering the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth of each student. In support of the school’s mission statement, the Lower School works to develop every child’s creativity, personal confidence, social awareness, and independent thinking within a developmentally appropriate and challenging program. Children learn best in a stimulating and supportive atmosphere, one where each student is encouraged to be a responsible member in the classroom and school. Our students and teachers demonstrate honor, truth, and wisdom in all we do. When they learn by doing, they begin to connect one idea to another, a process that continues as they grow and develop into more abstract, critical thinkers for the challenges of the 21st Century. 

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  • Learning

    Beginning in first grade, the integrated curriculum incorporates hands-on and engaging activities with age-appropriate goals. It emphasizes building new knowledge upon prior knowledge with the active involvement of each student in their own learning. Our culture of collaboration and curiosity is purposely blended into every lesson. Maintaining small class sizes allows teachers to give careful attention to individual needs by differentiating the curriculum while simultaneously encouraging students to work collaboratively, collegially, and respectfully with their peers. As students grow, mature, and move towards more abstract inferential thinking and reasoning, the curriculum is broadened to teach important skills in a meaningful, systematic way so that students have the strong foundation of knowledge essential for future academic success.

    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. Students experience on-campus activities and field trips to enhance units of study in Science, History, Fine Arts, and Language Arts. Our students learn self-expression, social skills, and develop their individual voices with our Conscious Discipline approach to character development. Our community recognizes that young children’s education is continually evolving and therefore we strive to leverage the latest research in pedagogy, social-emotional learning, intentional uses for technology in a classroom setting, and instructional best practices. All Saints is empowering the next generation of strong men and women as passionate leaders; this begins, without a doubt, on the very first day of school and continues throughout their All Saints journey.
  • 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.

Lower School Staff

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Amy Alsip

    Amy Alsip 

    Head of Lower School
  • Photo of Valerie Huggler

    Valerie Huggler 

    Assistant to the Head of Lower School and Early Learning
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  • Art
  • Faith Formation
  • Library
  • Math
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Science
  • Spanish
  • Maker/Technology
Recess is scheduled daily on our playground designed for the children’s safety.

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