All Saints Episcopal School in Tyler, Texas, is an independent college preparatory school whose focus is on nurturing individual student’s talents and interests. Providing a well-rounded education that offers a challenging curriculum, embraces creativity and self-expression, and excellence in athletics, is an essential part of the education students receive at All Saints.
By embracing innovation, the school find new ways to develop student’s natural curiosity and help them discover their potential. The school’s roster of merits is impressive. It is the only school in East Texas accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest, its debate program is nationally ranked in the top 10%, the boys’ tennis team has been the state champs three years in a row and its fine arts students won more than 100 awards last year. One of the most impressive statistics is its students have earned over $7 million in college scholarships.
“We are very much about innovation,” Kyle Edgemon, All Saints Episcopal School head of upper school said. “We will be building a brand-new center of innovation next year that will have entrepreneurship, media, broadcast, television and radio classes in it.”
When it came time to find a new course materials partner, All Saints administrators already had their sights set on MBS Direct due to its reputation and commitment to providing customers with a great experience. With services like SSI, Marketplace, Course Director and Guaranteed Buyback, they felt MBS Direct would be a great fit with the school.
“The biggest selling point of MBS Direct is the Marketplace. I have two sons who are in college. I have seen colleges that offer Marketplace and those who don’t. When the college didn’t offer Marketplace, I didn’t go to the bookstore unless I couldn’t find it elsewhere,” Edgemon said. “But with the school that did have it, we went there first and we were able to compare and go.”
Through the school’s Online Bookstore, Marketplace can create a more diverse shopping experience that offer students a savings of up to 95%. Students and families are provided with multiple pricing options that better suit their needs.
“I see the value and power of Marketplace,” Edgemon said. “This summer our families will experience the benefits themselves.”