Our History

  • Nearly fifty years ago, Aquidneck Island’s churches faced a crisis. Increasing costs and declining enrollment strained their ability to keep their parish schools open. In order to keep Catholic education a viable choice for their families, they voted to consolidate the existing parish schools into one regional Catholic School serving the needs of Newport County. 

    The school was named Newport County Catholic Regional School and maintained two campuses.  Another move followed in 1990, when the school was forced to relocate to the former St. Anthony’s School building in Portsmouth. In 1994, the school was renamed All Saints Academy, The Newport County Catholic Regional School.

    By 1997, it became clear that if the children of Aquidneck Island were to be ensured access to a viable Catholic education, a school in Middletown was needed. The Diocese of Providence decided to support such a school and formed a new corporation,  All Saints Academy, Inc. We moved back to the St. Lucy’s location, where we remain today.

    We’ve grown so much over the last fifteen years, both as an organization and a community.  While we’re proud of where we came from, we’re most excited about where we’re going. 

    As we look forward in preparation of celebrating our 50th Anniversary in 2021, we thank God for his grace in giving us the opportunity to grow, lead, and teach your families.