Serving Diverse Learners: A Catholic Mission

“Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you,

for the glory of God.”

Romans 15:7

At Assumption-St. Bridget School, we strive to provide a faith-based, rigorous, supportive, and meaningful educational experience for our students. As a community, we also adhere to the doctrine that All Are Welcome in our community. This principle is central to who we are as Catholics, educators, and community members, and permeates all that we do at Assumption-St. Bridget School. We value and actively seek the creation of a diverse community, welcoming students and families of various faith and belief systems, racial, ethnic, and linguistic groups; and family structures. We believe that the range and depth of diversity within our community serves to strengthen our relationships with one another, the educational experience we offer our students, and our connections to our faith.

In the same way, we recognize that our students come to us with diversity in their personal histories, medical and physical development, abilities and skills, and future aspirations. As members of the Archdiocese of Seattle Office of Catholic Schools, we adhere to the Archdiocesan-wide belief that inclusion is a cornerstone of our mission in Catholic education. Diverse learners – those students of varying abilities and diverse learning needs – are vital members of our community and inclusive members in our classrooms.

Following the best practices that serve children of all gifts and abilities, Assumption-St. Bridget School and the Archdiocese of Seattle Diversified Learners Committee, seek to create a welcoming and inclusive community where each child can:

  • Develop holistically to the best of his/her ability;
  • Learn to capitalize on his/her strengths;
  • Develop strategies to manage obstacles to learning;
  • Become independent learners who assume responsibility for learning and behavior;
  • Become intrinsically motivated;
  • Believe he or she can succeed with effort and persistence;
  • Develop social and emotional independence; and
  • Learn to advocate for themselves.

At Assumption-St. Bridget School, we have a long history of serving diversified learners, and are well-versed in creating an educational experience that is tailored to facilitating forward progress for each individual student. Our capable, well-trained staff brings expertise and experience in working with a range of student needs, including students who benefit from academic enrichment, present with neurodevelopmental diagnoses, possess genetic or medical conditions, or suffer from mental health conditions. Our staff welcomes students who present with unique learning profiles as individuals who can enrich the teaching process, the classroom community, and our school climate.

What if I’m concerned that my child has a disability?

What if my child has already been diagnosed with a disability?

For additional information on how we can support your current student, please contact Elee McCarthy, Director of Student Success, at