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 Students204 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
46%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Assumption Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
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 DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$6,800
Tuition NotesActive parish families are eligible for a subsidized tution rate of $5,900
% 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 Offered10 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Snowboarding, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, WrestlingAlpine SkiingBasketball,
Cross CountryLacrosse,
SnowboardingTennis,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,
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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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • 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: NS-8
    1.1 miles
    1509 E. Victor Street
    Bellingham, WA 98225
    (360)733-1750
    1.1 NS-8
    n/a
  • 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
    248
  • Bellingham
    Grades: PK-5
    2.9 miles
    567 E. Kellogg Road
    Bellingham, WA 98226
    (360)738-8248
    2.9 PK-5
    n/a
  • Lynden
    Grades: PK-12 | 1210 students
    13.3 miles
    417 Lyncs Dr
    Lynden, WA 98264
    (360)318-9525
    13.3 PK-12
    1210

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