All Saints at a glance
August 8, 2019
Name: All Saints Catholic Academy
First day: Aug. 28, 2019
History: ASCA is located at 409 N. First Street on the campus of St. James Parish, the first Catholic Church established in the City of Rockford. The centrally located downtown school will continue the tradition of the first Catholic school ever built in Rockford and on that campus. That school opened in 1891. All Saints Catholic Academy is the consolidation of four Rockford Catholic schools — Cathedral of St. Peter, St. Bernadette, St. Edward and St. James — and will be spiritually and financially supported by those parishes as well as St. Anthony of Padua, St. Patrick, SS. Peter and Paul and St. Stanislaus Kostka. Plans took almost two years to make the new downtown Catholic Academy a reality. Supporting pastors signed the historic agreement including the eight parishes to form the academy May 15, 2018.
Mascot: The Phoenix
Colors: Maroon, Gold
Academics: STREAM-based (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) education incorporating Project Lead the Way. All Saints will use a global curriculum allowing students to connect with their community, their country and their world. It is an opportunity to create awareness of social justice and environmental concerns. It also allows students to include the customs and traditions of the supporting parishes and many cultures from around the world. Materials for Project Lead the Way were provided by a grant from MercyHealth Systems.
Enrollment: 301 students in grades pre-kindergarten through eighth grades as of July 
Administration: Renee Payne, head of school; James Burn, principal; Father Stephen St. Jules, executive pastor; and Father Kenneth Stachyra, vice executive pastor
Faculty: 21
Support staff: 9 (includes aides, secretaries, custodial staff, cooks, morning- and after-care personnel)
More information about school mission, activities, tuition and registration can be found at Watch for opening day photos in The Observer.