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)

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

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1913

Student Body

Total Students
213 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
Assumption Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
30%
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(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
25%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,500
Acceptance Rate
98%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Dayna Dennis
Admissions Associate
Angie King
Endowment Size
$0.5 million

Sports

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.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
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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5  
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)

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

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The average private school tuition in Whatcom County, WA is $6,970 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

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