Welcome to Assumption Catholic School

January 15, 2024

 Be on your guard, stand firm in the faith, be courageous, be strong.  Your every act should be done with love. 1 Corinthians 16:13-14

Catholic education is growing rapidly in Whatcom County because of a school-wide and community effort to keep tuition affordable for all families at Assumption Catholic School. Tuition is supported by the fundraisers of the Parent Teacher Club, the Bright Futures Annual Fund, and the Assumption School Foundation. We had 192 students at the start of 2019 and this year we’ve grown to 255 students. That’s a net growth of 63 students in four years. 

With our growing enrollment this year, we’ve added programs and staff to include Beginning Band, a full-time librarian and reading specialist, and full-time aides for kindergarten and first grade. In addition, all teachers and staff received a substantial pay increase for the current school year to help compensate them for the financial sacrifices they have made to teach in a Catholic school. If we were to provide all these programs and salaries without any parish subsidies or fundraisers for 255 students, the cost to educate each child would be $9,500. Instead, the average tuition per child this year is $6,800.

In a small school like ours, it can be challenging to provide multiple opportunities that reach across more than just academics. However, we’ve witnessed the benefits that come from educating the whole child through art, music, athletics, and foreign language. Students are held to a high standard across all aspects of the curriculum, and they are successful in high school and beyond due to their strong work ethic and solid foundation.

We encourage every family in Whatcom County to schedule a tour and see into our amazing classrooms. We are a Catholic school, and we welcome children from all faiths and backgrounds. We are so proud of what we do and how we serve the children in this community with compassion, fairness, and joy.

Gratefully yours,

Dan Anderson, Principal