By 1881, the school had outgrown its original building, and a new 2-story brick school was built. By 1908, there were 595 students enrolled at St. Mary’s, and in 1911 a new addition to the building provided more classrooms, an auditorium, a library, and the first gymnasium in Corning. This historic brick building today houses the junior high classrooms and the gymnasium/cafeteria of All Saints Academy.
In 1903, St. Patrick’s Church in Corning also built a school, which grew quickly. By 1908 241 were enrolled. St. Vincent’s Church on the city’s north side built their school in 1914. Most of St. Vincent’s parishioners were of Italian descent.
In 1971, St. Mary’s School and St. Patrick’s School combined to become Catholic School South, housed in the former St. Mary’s School. At the same time, St. Vincent’s School was renamed Catholic School North. In 1980, Catholic School South and Catholic School North combined to become All Saints Academy, at the historic St. Mary’s School site.
As we look back at our incredibly rich heritage, we also look forward to a future that continues the tradition of educating the next generations of students who are compassionate, inquisitive learners prepared for global responsibility.