We Are ASB
Inspired to Learn, Called to Serve, Prepared to Lead
We have been committed to the formation of students academically, socially, and emotionally for over seventy years. The story of Assumption-St. Bridget School began in 1947, with the Sisters of St. Dominic of Tacoma. The Dominican Sisters led the charge in building our Catholic identity, academic excellence, and the value of community.
In 1949, the original school building was opened to serve the first four elementary grades. While it had modest beginnings, the school continued to grow to serve K-8th grades. In 1994, the school became jointly supported by Assumption and St. Bridget parishes and the school was renamed. In 2014, our accredited Pre-K program began to serve our growing community.
Over seventy years later, we are fortunate to be able to uphold and strengthen the foundation that was built by the Dominican Sisters. As the only two-parish school in the Archdiocese of Seattle, our school families come from many areas each bringing their own gifts and experiences that strengthen our community.
Our mission is to be accessible and affordable to all. We provide students with a rigorous academic curriculum, comprehensive arts education, full-time school counselor, learning specialists, support services and programs, social/emotional and executive functioning enrichment, foreign language, retreats and camps, student mentorship program, and community service opportunities.
At ASB School, we partner with parents and strive to effectively teach the whole child through seeing each student as a unique individual with particular learning strengths, needs, and preferences. Students embrace a growth mindset, apply grit and resilience, and embrace opportunity for innovation, creativity, and intellectual curiosity. Our goal is to create life-long learners with a broad worldview, and the confidence to be leaders and role models of Catholic values and social justice teachings. We are proud that 25% of our staff are alumni and 23 teachers on staff hold Masters’ credentials. We commit ourselves to continuous development in our understanding of the learning-assessing-teaching process and in the refinement of our skills as teachers and administrators in implementing best educational practices based upon research, self-assessment, and experience.
Community and service is central to who we are at ASB. The partnership between faculty, staff, families, alumni, and parishes creates a vibrant, dynamic, and supportive experience for everyone who walks through our doors. We invite you to come visit us, meet us, talk with us, and join us in celebrating our Catholic education.