First PK-12 Blue Zones Project Approved™ School in the Nation
All Saints' is proud to announce that we have become a Blue Zones Approved™ School and the first PK-12 school in the country to receive this designation.
Destination: Wellness Blue Zones Project® is a community-led well-being initiative designed to make healthy choices easier for communities across the United States through permanent changes to environment, policy and social networks. When our entire community participates - from worksites and schools to restaurants and grocery stores - the small changes add up to huge benefits for all of us: lowered healthcare costs, improved productivity, and ultimately, a higher quality of life.
As the only cross-divisional school recognized as Blue Zones Project Approved™, All Saints' pioneered the standard for community-wide wellness practices.
Wellness is one of the five pillars of our School's strategic plan, guiding our focus towards developing the mind, body and spirit of each individual through programs and activities that reinforce a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Some of the initiatives we have implemented to earn this designation include Community-Inclusive Dining, Parent Wellness Seminars, Stanford's Challenge Success, Purpose Workshop for Juniors, Health Team and Service Learning Programs, as well as less structured initiatives like incorporating physical activity and mindfulness breaks throughout the school day, and creating an environment that encourages students to move naturally and engage with others.
Saints Will The impetus of this journey began in 2016 when Jared Moody '17 chose Blue Zones as the topic of his Senior Capstone Project. Jared saw how Blue Zones Project could support the School's commitment to wellness and upon graduation, he passed the baton to Bianca Arreguin '18, who was able to see it through as the focus of her Senior Capstone.
We look forward to partnering with Blue Zones Project as we continue our commitment to wellness in the 2018-2019 school year. This fall, the Fort Worth City Council will recognize All Saints' as a Blue Zones Approved School and All Saints' will host a community-wide event to celebrate this important honor.
All Saints’ Episcopal School is a leading college preparatory day school in Fort Worth, Texas. Grounded in the Episcopal school tradition, All Saints’ offers programming of national distinction in the academic, fine art, athletic and spiritual disciplines, which brings to life our philosophy of promoting each student’s individual genius within.