Holy Rosary School is a private Catholic school located in the heart of the West Seattle community.
We have an over 100 year long history of educating children with a focus on educating the whole child.
Our well-rounded, rigorous program includes spiritual, academic, physical, mental, aesthetic, and social-emotional curriculum.
We are well-known by all local Seattle schools for producing articulate, confident students that are highly prepared for high school and beyond.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 482 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,219
  • Average class size: 26 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Holy Rosary School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Washington for:

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1913
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 1997

Student Body

Total Students
482 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
Holy Rosary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size
26 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Discounted tuition for in-parish families and multiple siblings enrolled. Different tuition for Preschool program, for more information see the HRS website.
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$5,000
Admissions Director
Beth Martin

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Coding with Kids, Lego Robotics

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Youth choir

Recreational Athletic Programs:
CYO Athletics

School Notes

Mission & Academics 
  • The mission of Holy Rosary School is to help each child discover and fully develop their God-given talents. We strive for excellence in our students` spiritual, academic, physical, mental, aesthetic, and social-emotional growth.
  • We are a STEM+ school with 2 classes per grade, implementing a challenging curriculum, nurturing intellectual curiosity, and aiding in the mastery of basic skills as a foundation for lifelong learning.Our + stands for a well-rounded curriculum beyond STEM, that includes a strong Language Arts foundation (supported by 2 reading specialists), Social Studies, Music, Spanish, Religion, and Art. We offer 3 different math level classes beginning in 5th grade - grade level, accelerated, and advanced (1 year ahead.)
  • More information on our mission & philosophy HERE
Electives & Extracurriculars
  • On top of our core curriculum, we offer a wide range of elective classes in our Middle School program, including 2D/3D Graphic Art Design, Drama/Improv, Guitar, Running and Woodshop. Electives are an excellent opportunity for students to expand their skills and to try new interests.
  • Holy Rosary is deeply rooted in the West Seattle community. Students routinely participate in local service & stewardship projects as a part of their curriculum.Informational video on extracurriculars HERE
Catholic Teachings
  • We incorporate Catholic teachings & values into our school curriculum, as well as dedicated lessons on the Catholic faith led by a specialist. Students have the opportunity to attend mass at the Holy Rosary Parish each Wednesday.
  • We welcome families of all faiths and backgrounds into our school, and have about an 80% to 20% Catholic/Non-Catholic split in families
  • We strive to create an active community of faith through prayer, reflection, celebration, and service.
Other Information
  • For more information on tuition, applications & admissions, click HERE
  • For more detailed information about specific grade curriculum, visit teacher websites HERE
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Holy Rosary School cost?

Holy Rosary School's tuition is approximately $11,219 for private students.

What sports does Holy Rosary School offer?

Holy Rosary School offers 5 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field and Volleyball.

What is Holy Rosary School's ranking?

Holy Rosary School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Washington for: Largest student body and Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for Holy Rosary School?

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

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 482 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,219
  • Average class size: 26 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Seattle, WA is $19,231 for elementary schools and $22,577 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Seattle, WA is 72% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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