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.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 213 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,200
  • Acceptance rate: 98%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Assumption Catholic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Washington for:

Sports offered
School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
213 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
Assumption Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code
School Uniform- Plaid, khakis, white and red shirts

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Active parish families are eligible for a subsidized tution rate of $6,100
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Dayna Dennis
Admissions Associate
Angie King
Endowment Size
$0.5 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
2 extracurriculars
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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Assumption Catholic School cost?

Assumption Catholic School's tuition is approximately $7,200 for private students.

What is the acceptance rate of Assumption Catholic School?

The acceptance rate of Assumption Catholic School is 98%, which is higher than the national average of 85%.

What sports does Assumption Catholic School offer?

Assumption Catholic School offers 10 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Snowboarding, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball and Wrestling. Assumption Catholic School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Washington for most sports offered.

What is Assumption Catholic School's ranking?

Assumption Catholic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Washington for: Most sports offered and Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for Assumption Catholic School?

The application deadline for Assumption Catholic School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
We have heard great things about Assumption from some families in the community & decided to send our children 2 years ago from another small private school in town. I believe our family made the absolute best choice in sending our children to Assumption. The teachers are so dedicated & even provide daily agendas to help the children organize their work/studies. I was also surprised that they have some great after-school programs and extracurricular activities like basketball, volleyball & track! They are also one of the few schools that have Spanish taught in elementary which was a HUGE bonus! My children are thriving! We love the other families and leadership and plan on continuing this investment in our children`s education. I have worked for Bellingham Public schools and many staff members have mentioned they can point to who the Assumption students are bc of how well organized and prepared they are in high school. I now see why as a parent.
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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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 213 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,200
  • Acceptance rate: 98%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Whatcom County, WA is $7,099 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

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