Our Head of School

Welcome to the All Saints’ Episcopal Day School website. It is my hope that you will follow up this visit with a trip to our beautiful Central Phoenix campus—a true oasis in the desert. I believe you will find that it is well worth your time to learn more about the All Saints’ independent private school experience—a very special journey that stimulates the mind and nourishes the heart.

Great schools are ones that focus their missions on a few dimensions and embody those dimensions in exceptionally superior fashion.  All Saints’ Episcopal Day School is just such a school.  We are a place in which academic excellence, personal care and concern, and moral and spiritual formation are those key dimensions.   These hallmarks are rooted in and reinforced by our Episcopal identity.  The genius of Episcopal schools is the simultaneous focus on the transcendent dimension of human life and on deep regard for the diverse cultural and religious traditions embodied by the members of the school community.

We also recognize that planning for the future should never diminish the day-to-day joy of exploring, learning, and discovering. In fact, watching happy, engaged children stream past my office windows each morning, talking excitedly about what their day may bring, is one of the most special “perks” of my job.

We live each day according to The All Saints’ Way, and that commitment requires respectful relationships, shared responsibility, transparent communication, and genuine appreciation of difference.  In doing so, we are faithful to our core Episcopal identity.

The vitality of our Episcopal private school community is generated by the people at its heart: our students, teachers, parents, staff, and church members.  We strive to form our students so that they will do well for themselves, do good for their world, and do right by their God now and for many years to come.

Thank you again for visiting. I believe that you will find the answers here to many of your questions; however, there is nothing like an actual campus tour to give you a true sense of everything that All Saints’ has to offer. I hope to have the opportunity to greet you in person in the upcoming months!
Leo P. Dressel
Head of School

Come Visit Us

A personal visit is the best way to learn about All Saints’ Episcopal Day School. Contact our Admissions office to arrange a personal tour or to sign up for an Open House.