We are an inclusive community of Catholic families and families of all faiths.
Affordable & Accessible
ACS is not elitist. It is the oldest private school in Bellingham, serving third and fourth-generation families of Whatcom County. One-fourth of families receive tuition assistance.
Our school is more ethnically diverse than many schools in Whatcom County. Spanish is taught K-8. Heritages are honored and celebrated.
“We wanted our child to have the same formal Catholic education we had in Mexico — the same values, higher standards, and faith formation. Providing a Catholic education for our children is not an expense: this is the best investment we can make for her.”
-Marta and Luis Herrera
“I chose Assumption Catholic School because of the commitment to raising community-minded children along with the advanced academic work. It was also very clear that my child would receive a more personalized education.”
- Jamie Thomas
“At Assumption Catholic School, students are provided with a personal formation experience grounded in the mind, body and spirit. It's not just what they learn that's amazing — it's who they become while doing so.”
- Cindy and Jamie Klein
“We are bilingual, and we are welcome here! We were afraid Catholic school would feel exclusive. But here, every child is educated in a caring atmosphere. Diversity — in ethnicity and experience — is celebrated.”
- MeryLuz Duque-Soto and Bernardo Torres-Ariza
“We chose to send our daughters to Assumption Catholic School because of its academic rigor, commitment to diversity, and promotion of Catholic values. Assumption Catholic School was worth every penny spent.”
- Sonia and Tom Hayes
“Our child transferred to Assumption and found the curriculum challenging — and he is thriving here. A reading specialist helped our son acclimate. The faculty do everything possible, like supporting learning differences, to help students succeed.”