About Us

Diversity and Inclusion

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  • Our Educational Vision

    All Saints Academy exemplifies Judeo-Christian values within an Episcopal tradition. We welcome students of all racial, cultural, and religious backgrounds striving to maximize each student's unique potential by instilling a sense of worth that comes with purpose, direction, commitment, and success.
     
  • Faculty Diversity

    Our world-class faculty hails from around the corner and across the globe. We encourage applications from exceptional educators who wish to be part of an institution that celebrates the diversity that makes our world beautiful and interesting.

  • Our Commitment to Diversity & Non-Discrimination

    All Saints Academy is committed to diversity in its educational experience in order to create an environment of responsibility, mutual respect, understanding and empathy. All Saints Academy values and welcomes students and families regardless of differences, including, but not limited to, age, ethnicity, race, gender, physical ability, socioeconomic status, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We acknowledge and respect the belief system of each member of our community and strive to develop multicultural competence; foster understanding; celebrate the uniqueness of each individual; and establish the practice of equity, justice and inclusivity for all people. We encourage this way of life in our community of students, parents, faculty, administration, and board members.

  • ASA’s International Festival

    Many nationalities are represented within our ASA family, which we see as an opportunity for learning and celebration. One way we do this is with our International Festival, which includes:
    • Parade of Nations
    • Cultural performances
    • Visiting international display tables, with food samples, artifacts and other illustrations.

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  • Advocacy

    ASA’s Diversity Advocates along with those from nine other participating Central Florida independent schools meet monthly to share resources and collaborate about Equity and Justice work in our schools.

  • Diversity Related Conferences

    ASA sends a selection of faculty and students to annual diversity-related conferences, including the National Association of Independent Schools People of Color Conference (POCC) and the Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC).

    We are especially proud of the work of our Student leaders who engage in professional development activities with our faculty, their student peers and even our Board of Trustees!

    • ASA staff & students at the Central Florida Independent Schools Student Leadership Diversity conference

      ASA staff & students at the Central Florida Independent Schools Student Leadership Diversity conference

    • ASA staff & students at the POCC conference

      ASA staff & students at the POCC conference

Black History Month Sample Lessons

Lower School
Lower School
classes have studied many famous African Americans, including Olympian Jesse Owens, Harriet Tubman, and more.  Integrating these lessons across disciplines, students measured out the distance of Owens' longest jump, and then converted feet into inches as part of a math lesson. After studying Harriet Tubman, students watched a video and then created thinking maps to deepen their learning. 

8th Grade Civil Rights Studies
Our eighth grade curriculum includes an entire unit on The Civil Rights Movement. Students discuss the history of slavery, the Civil War, reconstruction, and sharecropping leading up to the Plessy Vs. Ferguson Supreme Court Case in 1896. Students have analyzed the Jim Crow Laws and the impact they had on African Americans in the South, and have covered Civil Right organizations, leaders, events, protests, speeches, violence, and victims in the 1950’s and 1960’s using primary and secondary sources in class. Students have also watched two incredible documentaries in class: A Time For Justice and The Children’s March. They have also discussed the national exposure created in the 1950’s and 1960’s which generated support throughout the nation to change and create new legislation to create opportunity, justice and equality for all United States citizens.

Upper School
In World History classes students analyze the Transatlantic Slave Trade (particularly compared to previous forms of slavery and modern-day slavery/human trafficking), as well as European imperialism and decolonization during the twentieth century. In the AP class, students also cover other notable African history from ancient times to the present, such as the expansion of empires, Bantu migrations, diffusion of Christianity & Islam, and trade networks.
 

More Sample Lessons with Multicultural Focus

Upper School

United States History courses explore the experiences of the following groups throughout US History: Native Americans, women, African Americans, Asian Americans, Mexican Americans, and immigrants. Students talk about the experiences of the listed groups in each unit.  Specific examples include: the impact of European contact/colonization on Native Americans; the Atlantic slave trade; the role of women and African Americans in the American Revolution; Indian removal and reservations; experiences of 19th to early 20th century immigrants; women’s rights movements in the Antebellum/Progressive eras; Jim Crow laws; Chinese exclusion; roles played by women and ethnic minorities in WWI and WWII; Japanese internment during WWII; the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950’s-1960’s; the feminist movement of the 1960’s; and the gay rights movement of the 1960’s.  

AP Human Geography classes do a full unit on world culture, which includes information and case studies on world languages, religions, ethnicities, and customs. Students also use modern case studies from around the world to demonstrate geographic concepts, which span and highlight a diverse range of areas and cultures.


Middle School

In classroom discussions relative to the plays, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (7th Grade) and “Romeo and Juliet” (8th Grade), particularly on the topic of marriage, students studied women’s roles in the Elizabethan era in comparison to their roles in contemporary society.  They specifically discussed and highlighted roles of women in families, educational and career opportunities, and property ownership. The following resources were incorporated: