St. Alphonsus Parish School is an accredited Catholic School which welcomes families of all backgrounds. Founded in Ballard in 1907, the school provides an excellent education from preschool through eighth grade by developing the whole student in a caring environment enriched by the faith of the Church and commitment of families.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 231 students
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 18 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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St. Alphonsus School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Washington for:

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia and other reading difficulties. Offers MSL class.
Year Founded
1907

Student Body

Total Students
231 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
17%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade
St. Alphonsus School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
17 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
School uniform for K-8 students

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 18 / rolling
Tuition Notes
Please refer to our website for current tuition rates.
Admissions Director
Jennifer Chamberlain

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Coding Club, Girl Scouts, Homework Club, Lego Robotics

Arts and Music Programs:
Children's Church Choir, Middle School Drama Program, Sewing Club

School Notes

  • St. Alphonsus is focused on academic excellence founded in tradition, faith, and community. Offering full-day Preschool, a K-4 elementary program, and single-gender classrooms for our 5-8 middle school, St. Al`s features a strong core curriculum, along with music, art, P.E., Spanish, and STEM. Beyond the classroom, St. Al's offers Service Learning opportunities, chess club, Lego Robotics, drama, coding club, sewing club, and more.
Source: Verified school update

School Reviews

5  
This is our second year at St. Al's, and we are extremely pleased with the school. Our kids are challenged academically and thriving socially. The school staff is amazing; they care so much about the "whole student," and appreciate each child's unique gifts and abilities. LOVE the single-gender middle school. Great concept!
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 231 students
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 18 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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