Our two Media Centers provide welcoming and supportive learning environments for students and faculty throughout the school day. Both facilities offer a broad range of curriculum support services, recreational reading materials, and highly qualified staff.
The Latt Maxcy Memorial Library, located inside the Anne MacGregor Jenkins Lower School, serves all students from PreSchool 2 through Grade 5. This active learning and teaching facility houses a collection of 11,400+ books, periodicals, and audio/visual selections.
To introduce students to online research materials and e-books, All Saints students use technology tools, including iMacs and iPads. Every student visits the media center weekly for engaging learning sessions, which focus on library-media skills necessary for student success. In addition, the media specialist partners with teachers on special instructional needs, research assistance, reading material selection, and technology use.
The Hollis Family Media and Research Center, centrally located on the Hampton Campus, serves all students in Grades 6-12. The facility houses dynamic learning spaces, a media center, 100-seat auditorium, a MacBook computer lab, and a video production studio complete with a soundproof recording and control room. To provide students and staff with easy access to information and research, the media center offers the latest technology tools, including iMacs and iPads. Students enjoy comfortable learning spaces for research and instruction, as well as areas to support a learning commons atmosphere for study or leisure reading.
The collection includes 7,000+ books, ebooks, magazines, newspapers, an audio/visual collection, and an online encyclopedia. On school days, students may visit the Hollis Family Media and Research Center from 7:30am until 4:30pm.
Young children are naturally curious, and we encourage ASA students in PreSchool - Grade 1 to explore math, science, technology, and design concepts in an inspirational environment intentionally designed for creative thinking and problem solving. As part of this dedicated space, students explore robots, the magnetic wall, light table, engineering blocks, sensory table, artistic tinkerlab, and more. Children naturally collaborate with one another in this space to design new and interesting creations. Throughout the year, local science experts visit with our Early Childhood students to conduct experiments and encourage scientific exploration. In the intermediate grades, students engage in science and mathematics activities in a designated space encouraging collaboration, exploration, and critical thinking. These areas are often mentioned as favorite spaces on campus!
Middle School Studio
Tech + Design for Middle School is a fun, project-based, collaborative class designed to introduce students to a variety of 21st-century skills that will help them on their journey to the Upper School and beyond. We explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math and their interrelated significance through hands-on activities like Programming with Scratch, Alice and App Inventor, Engineering Design Challenges, 3D Design and Printing, and Global Collaboration projects just to name a few. Tech + Design prepares students to excel in our Innovation Studio by guiding them through projects that let them explore software, hardware and critical thinking exercises. Creativity and collaboration are key components of activities. Students are gradually exposed to technologies and design approaches that can be used as tools inside the classroom and out.
Innovation Studios begin in Upper School. These unique courses take place in our leading-edge Baldwin Center for Innovation and Collaboration and allow our students to flex their innovative, creative, and collaborative muscles in an effort to design solutions for real-world problems. So what materials do students use to create? The sky is the limit! Students regularly use laser cutters, 3-D printers, soldering irons, fabric, wood, recyclables, and more. In the fall and again in the spring, students in Grades 9-12 host an Innovation Studio Exhibition where prototypes are on display for the community. Guests have the opportunity to explore student-projects in detail and engage in a question-and-answer session.