Dear Students, Families, Alumni, Friends, Neighbors, and Guests of ASB School,
Welcome to Assumption-St. Bridget School! You are most welcome here. As principal, I am fortunate to be able to share my story and the impact this wonderful school has had on my own life. As a graduate of ASB, I know firsthand the values, faith, academic excellence, and belief in service that was instilled in my time as a student. I also had the true blessing of attending ASB while my own father was principal here. In his nineteen years here, he worked hard to ensure that our foundation in Catholic faith, academic excellence, and belief in the success of all children remained the roots of who we are as a school community.
I have also had the blessing of being a parent in the ASB community. My own two children attended school here kindergarten through 8th grade. Watching their development and growth not only in academics and faith, but in their confidence, perseverance, and understanding of who they are in both a local and global context has only reaffirmed my commitment to the Catholic education we provide.
I’ve had the privilege of being a first grade teacher at ASB for several years, helping start the middle school RAD program, and now serving as principal. Through all of those roles, I have witnessed students engage in a variety of programming to best prepare them for high school and beyond. Our rigorous academic curriculum and commitment to ongoing professional development provides our students a solid foundation as well as the ability to think critically as competent and confident learners. Our arts program, including drama, music, and visual art, develops creativity and challenges students to push themselves in their artistic ventures. Through our physical education, integrated technology, self-regulation, and missionary discipleship curriculums, our students receive a breadth of experience as well as learning how to be respectful and contributing members of a global community.
Students at ASB are expected to embrace a growth mindset, apply grit and resilience, and embrace opportunity for innovation, creativity, and intellectual curiosity. These skills will allow them to develop into the leaders and problem-solvers our world needs each day.
Our graduates leave self-directed learners, effective communicators, and highly prepared to continue their academic, spiritual, and moral growth as they move on to new challenges and experiences. We are so very proud of our alumni. Their success stories continually renew our faith in our mission and purpose.
Community is central to who we are at ASB. The partnership between faculty, staff, parents, families, alumni and community members creates a vibrant, dynamic, and supportive experience for everyone who walks through our doors. I invite you to come visit our wonderful school in Northeast Seattle and meet us, talk with us, and join us in celebrating our Catholic education!
Kathleen Conklin ’95