Assumption Catholic School

Assumption Catholic School is a ministry of the Church of the Assumption in Bellingham, Washington and serves Preschool through 8th grade students from all of Whatcom County.
With an integrated teaching of the Catholic faith, teachers prepare students for the academic rigor of high school through a variety of programs including an all-school Spanish curricula, orchestra and choir, as well as participation in the Math Olympiad and Missoula Children's Theater.
Assumption has a long history of serving Whatcom County beginning in 1913.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1913

Student Body

Total Students213 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade Assumption Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size20 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(School Uniform- Plaid, khakis, white and red shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,200
Tuition NotesActive parish families are eligible for a subsidized tution rate of $6,100
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,500
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorDayna Dennis
Admissions AssociateAngie King
Endowment Size$0.5 million


Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Snowboarding, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, WrestlingAlpine SkiingBasketball,
Cross CountryLacrosse,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess club, Math Olympiad

School Notes

  • Assumption Catholic School students score significantly above local and state averages on standardized testing.
  • Because of an increased emphasis on homework and the partnership with parents, Catholic school students develop more effective academic skills.
  • Catholic Schools have an excellent success rate in educating minority students.

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Bellingham
    Grades: PK-8 | 213 students
    1.5 miles
    1600 E Sunset Dr
    Bellingham, WA 98226
    (360) 733-7303
    1.5 PK-8
  • Bellingham
    Grades: NS-8
    1.1 miles
    1509 E. Victor Street
    Bellingham, WA 98225
    (360) 733-1750
    1.1 NS-8
  • Mount Vernon
    Grades: PK-8 | 248 students
    24.2 miles
    1321 E Division Street
    Mount Vernon, WA 98274
    (360) 428-3912
    24.2 PK-8
  • Bellingham
    Grades: PK-8 | 156 students
    2.9 miles
    567 E. Kellogg Road
    Bellingham, WA 98226
    (360) 738-8248
    2.9 PK-8
  • Lynden
    Grades: PK-12 | 1210 students
    13.3 miles
    417 Lyncs Dr
    Lynden, WA 98264
    (360) 354-5492
    13.3 PK-12

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
Assumption is the best choice to prepare our children for future success. The staff and community feel like an extension of our family in teaching and supporting our two children. They are challenged academically in both traditional ways - foundational math and writing- and in non-traditional ways - exciting field trips, make space opportunities and athletics. We know from talking with high school level educators that Assumption graduates stand out in their work ethic and their character. This investment in our children is a commitment, but it brings us great joy to see them thrive.
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We love our school! All the teachers and the staff are amazing. The Principal is the BEST! Our family transferred our kids from another private school in Bellingham and I cannot begin to describe what a difference! We have seen such a positive change in both of our children. Our kids love going to school every day and they come home happy. All of our teachers have been amazing. They are learning so much and thriving. We are so happy here. In my opinion Assumption is the BEST private school in Bellingham, hands down!
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