Historic events surrounded the establishment of All Saints Catholic School. In March of 1990, the Most Reverend Edward M. Egan, Bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport, announced the merger of the three Norwalk Catholic elementary schools and the closing of Central Catholic High School. On July 1, 1990, the newly formed regional school was officially located in the facility that had been Central Catholic High School.
All Saints opened in September 1990 with an enrollment of 515 students in Grades pre-K to Grade 8. With the closing of Assumption School in Westport in June 1991, the Norwalk region expanded beyond the seven parishes in Norwalk to include the two parishes in Westport. With over 500 students in Pre-K through 8, All Saints Catholic School is now one of the largest Catholic Elementary schools in New England. In August 1991, the former convent building was renovated and converted into the All Saints Early Learning Center, which houses the pre-kindergarten and day care programs.
Another distinction occurred in 1994 when All Saints became the first Catholic elementary school in the Diocese of Bridgeport to be accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. A capital campaign in 1999 yielded a major addition of three new kindergarten classrooms and the renovation of rooms for art , science, music and computers. This project was completed in the fall of 2000. In 2006, the library media center was completely renovated, and is now completely wireless and automated with eight laptop computers, a whiteboard, and a full-time library media specialist on staff. In 2009, both computer labs were renovated, and each year since, new technology, including Interactive smartboards, Elmo document cameras, and most recently in 2011 an iPad cart, have been added to keep technology current.
Three Boards, each with different functions, insure that the mission of All Saints Catholic School is lived out in a truly caring, Christian environment.
The Board of Directors is comprised of the nine pastors of the Norwalk/Westport parishes. This Board oversees all the workings of the school and the administration is accountable to it. The pastors have the final word in all major decisions and matters of finance.
The Board of Education is comprised of both parents and community members who have been invited to serve on this Board. Members of this Board chair and serve on one or two of the following committees: Finance, Plant & Grounds, Development and Technology. This Board has limited jurisdiction.
The Home School Board is comprised of current parents who run and oversee the school’s fundraisers and fun raisers. The primary roles of this Board are to implement fundraising activities to meet the financial obligations, to promote All Saints for continuous enrolment and to encourage camaraderie among faculty, parents and children.