Mission & Philosophy

Mission Statement

Assumption Catholic School, a ministry of the Church of the Assumption, provides excellent Catholic Education to preschool through eighth grade students of Whatcom County. All students are expected to reach their potential, to achieve a strong faith in God, and to go forth and make a  lasting  difference in the world.

Philosophy Statement

Assumption Catholic School inspires students to discern their vocations through academic excellence and a rigorous curriculum. Parents, the primary educators of their children, work in partnership with teachers to provide a nurturing and caring environment  for a life of servant leadership. Students learn to serve with humility and compassion in their families, schools, churches, as well as local and global communities.

As a ministry of the Church of the Assumption, Catholic values are integrated into an innovative curriculum of 21st century skills that encourage collaboration and critical thinking. These skills help students make wise decisions concerning respect for life, dignity of the human person, life-long health and well-being  in mind, body and spirit.

What is servant leadership?

“For the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45
Jesus calls each of us to be a servant to one another and to do it without recognition or glory. When we see a person in need, we are called to serve with justice and to preserve human dignity. At Assumption Catholic School, students are called as servant leaders in the classroom, on the playground, at Mass, and in the community. They are called to identify a need, to be disturbed, and to respond. This is integrated into every aspect of our curriculum.