All Saints Cathedral School

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All Saints Cathedral School
Established 1928
Type College Preparatory
Principal Mrs. Carla Sarauw
Students approx. 300
Grades Jr. K - 12
Location 2353 Commandant Gade 12,
St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands, USA
District St. Thomas-St. John School District
Mascot Viking
Website http://www.allsaintsvi.org/

The All Saints Cathedral School, founded in 1928, is a private Episcopal college preparatory day school located on the island of St. Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands on Commandant Gade, or Garden Street. It serves students from all over the island.

Student body[edit]

All Saints Cathedral School enrolls nearly 300 boys and girls in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12, divided fairly evenly between boys and girls. The ethnic makeup is highly diverse. The number of students at each grade level is normally between 30 and 40; each grade is divided into A and B sections. The enrollment is stable since there is no room for expansion of the physical facilities. Students walk to school or come by car. The school year begins in early September and ends in early June. Classes are held five days a week from 8:15 A.M. to 3:10 P.M., and the School is insistent on punctuality at all grade levels. Ninety-five percent of the graduates go on to higher education, and over the years, several students have qualified as Presidential Scholars and National Merit Finalists.

Student activities[edit]

Students from All Saints Cathedral School acquit themselves well in a variety of interscholastic competitions. All Saints teams have been champions in Virgin Islands Territorial Quiz Bowl and Science Bowl. In 2003, All Saints ninth graders won the first ever Virgin Islands History, Geography, Civics and Juvenile Rights Bowl. They have also been leaders in the Moot Court competition for some time. All Saints students also compete in Virgin Island competitions such as Carnival King and Queen and Starfest. Younger students also compete in the Spelling Bee, Geography Bee, Math Counts and the JV Quiz Bowl. Other organized activities include Student Council, National Honor Society, French and Spanish Clubs, Interact, and varsity and junior varsity cheerleaders. School teams compete in tackle football, flag football, baseball, soccer, boys' and girls' volleyball they are involved in basketball, and girls' softball. Parents are welcome to attend student performances and are encouraged to join in School activities through the Parent Teacher Student Association.

Campus[edit]

The school is located on Commandant Gade where the Cathedral Church of All Saints stands boldly in the midst of the academic buildings. The facilities are compact and fully utilized. A cafeteria provides hot lunches; students may also bring their lunches from home.

Philosophy[edit]

"In the environment arising from the union of church and school, All Saints seeks to nurture the spiritual and social growth as well as the intellectual development of each and every student. All Saints emphasizes the importance of moral and ethical behavior and maintaining harmonious relationships within its very diverse community. School uniforms and weekly attendance at mass and chapel are required for all. Academic standards are rigorous at every grade level, and ultimately students are prepared for high achievement in academics and careers. The school has an outstanding record in standardized tests and produces a high percentage of National Merit Scholars."

Academic Program & Courses[edit]

The school year begins in early September and ends in early June. Classes are held five days a week from 8:15 A.M. to 3:10 P.M. The courses offered in the high school include:

Mathematics: Pre-Algebra, Algebra I & II, Pre-Calculus, Geometry, College Algebra, AP Calculus

English & Grammar: English 9 through 12 (includes Honors courses), AP English, Grammar 9, Writing Tech I & II

History: Caribbean History, U.S. History, World History, AP World History, Modern History

Sciences: Physical Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Advanced Biology, Human Physiology

Languages: French I - IV, Spanish I - IV

Electives: Music (Theory & History), Art History, Gym & Health, Computer Science I & II, Desktop Publishing, Multimedia, Graphic Arts, Philosophy, Psychology, Speech, Government, Economics, Speech

Administration of All Saints Cathedral School[edit]

  • Carla Sarauw - Head of School
  • Hugh Arnold - Assistant Head of School

School uniforms[edit]

Students are required to wear school uniforms consisting of a white shirt/blouse, and forest green trousers (for males only) and a green plaid or solid forest green skirt. Students are allowed to only wear all brown or all black shoes. Seniors are to wear green ties or green plaid ties (females only).