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 Students215 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
46%
State avg.: 23%
Students by GradeAssumption Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
30%
Average Class Size20 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(School Uniform- Plaid, khakis, white and red shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineMar. 15 / May. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,600
Tuition NotesActive parish families are eligible for a subsidized tution rate of $5,700
% on Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,500
Acceptance Rate
100%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorDaniel Anderson
Admissions AssociateAngie King
Endowment Size$0.5 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Basketball, Cross Country, Snowboarding, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingAlpine SkiingBasketball,
Cross CountrySnowboarding,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWrestling,

Extracurriculars

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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  • Bellingham
    Grades: NS-8 | 203 students
    1.5 miles
    1600 E Sunset Dr
    Bellingham, WA 98226
    (360)733-7303
    1.5 NS-8
    203
  • Bellingham
    Grades: PK-12
    1.1 miles
    1509 E. Victor Street
    Bellingham, WA 98225
    (360)733-1750
    1.1 PK-12
    n/a
  • Mount Vernon
    Grades: PK-8 | 229 students
    24.2 miles
    1321 E Division Street
    Mount Vernon, WA 98274
    (360)428-3912
    24.2 PK-8
    229
  • Bellingham
    Grades: PK-5
    2.9 miles
    567 E. Kellogg Road
    Bellingham, WA 98226
    (360)738-8248
    2.9 PK-5
    n/a
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    Grades: PK-6 | 101 students
    2.5 miles
    1027 Samish Way
    Bellingham, WA 98229
    (360)650-9465
    2.5 PK-6
    101

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