We Are ASB
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.
Inspired to Learn, Called to Serve, Prepared to Lead
We strive to effectively teach the whole child through seeing each student as a unique individual with particular learning strengths, needs and preferences, as well as a powerful personal history. Our goal is to create life-long learners with a broad worldview, and the confidence to be leaders and role models of Catholic teaching. We are committed to continuous development of the best educational practices. Executing programs in literacy support, executive functioning skill improvement, social and emotional growth, and enrichment courses serve as the foundation for each student.
Called to Serve
We partner with parents to provide an excellent education rooted in Catholic values and social justice teachings. Our commitment to service is a defining feature of our culture. The ASB community supports the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry each month by collecting donations. As part of our community outreach, students volunteer at our neighboring Ida Culver to build relationships with the elderly residents. Middle school students participate in a three year Missionary Discipleship program in which classroom learning is applied through action that addresses an authentic community need and provides structured time for reflection on the service experience and demonstration of acquired skills and knowledge.
Prepared to Lead
We are committed to provide opportunities in which students can experience challenge, support, and success in their present lives. These experiences help build the moral, social, and personal skills for productive living and leadership as adults. Students are encouraged to become self-directed learners, effective and articulate communicators, ethical thinkers, and graduate with solid self-advocacy skills. ASB alumni have been named Valedictorians and Salutatorians and have been honored for Academic Achievement at several of Seattle’s top high schools, and also shine as leaders on their sports teams, in their colleges and universities, and beyond.