All Saints Christian Academy opened its doors in the Fall of 2019 with a mission to provide affordable classical Christian education to families in Moore, Lee, Harnett, and Cumberland counties in central North Carolina. All Saints employs a hybrid model with on-campus days of instruction twice each week and comprehensive structured lesson plans provided by highly and classically trained instructors for at-home learning days. We meet on-campus on Tuesday and Thursday with a few Friday opportunities each month to allow for service projects, program rehearsals, or additional instruction time. At All Saints, our parents receive lesson plans for the at-home days while the on-campus days begin each day with morning prayers before class instruction.
The name, “All Saints” is a reference to the fact that Scripture calls all who put their trust in Christ “saints” or “those who are set apart”. We are being joined by God to all the saints throughout space and time in our worship and service of God. Paul explains this with the image of stones having been joined together to build the temple of the Lord.
The All Saints community takes pride in the several interactive learning opportunities we offer. In addition to numerous “on-site” fieldtrips we also have a marching band program, a soccer team, and a classical ballet program. One of our cornerstone events at All Saints is the Service of Lessons and Carols we do at Christmas. We strive to provide all our students with opportunities to engage in activities that build confidence and strengthen them physically, all within a culture of faith and love.
ASCA is committed to partnering with Christian families to provide an affordable classical Christian education and to disciple children to grow into the fullness of Christ’s image. In pursuit of that, in addition to our various academic and curricular activities, All Saints has organized The Principes; Biblical Manhood Training Corps. It empowers our young men to learn survival skills, stewardship for God’s creation, and how to respectfully follow God’s command to subdue the earth.
Post written jointly by Mrs. Kristin Rizzo, Director/Headmistress, and the Rev. John Taylor Brantley, Deputy Headteacher of All Saints Christian Academy.
All Saints Christian Academy…a Hybrid Scholé Community with Kristin Rizzo
Mrs. Kristin Rizzo
Mrs. Rizzo began her career in education at the collegiate level. She later worked in an all-boys high school in northern New Jersey. It was there that she met her husband, Paul, who was the Dean of Students at the school. Both Kristin and Paul are career educators with 4 decades of combined experience.
While expecting their first child, the Rizzos relocated to North Carolina. Kristin and Paul now have five children; two girls and three boys, ranging in age from 4 to 16. Mrs. Rizzo has a deep commitment to affordable classical Christian education.
In 2012, together with her husband, she planted a hybrid school, which she successfully led for 6 years. All Saints Christian Academy is the second school that Mrs. Rizzo has planted, and is now entering the third year of operation.With many years of experience in education, Mrs. Rizzo is eager to serve and partner with parents by helping them to see the blessings of the parent/teacher partnership that a hybrid learning community can provide while nurturing a love of our Savior and a love of learning in her students.