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St. Alphonsus School

Private | PK-8 | 219 students


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Posted January 23, 2014

We currently have a kindergartener and a preschooler at St Alphonsus. The teachers are fantastic and the community is very loving and supportive. They have very high academic standards and our kids are thriving at this school.
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Posted March 3, 2012

We are in our second year at ST Alphonsus, it was definitely the right choice for our middle schooler, We love the split gender classrooms for core curriculum as well as the opportunities the middle schoolers have to interact with other schools through sports and social activities. The principal is amazing, the love and respect she shows our children is unmatched to any experience we have had. My daughter is academically challenged and loves her teachers and classmates. We feel fortunate to be a part of this community.
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Posted May 13, 2011

We could not be happier with St. Alphonsus. The principal is fantastic and the staff is amazing. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming while also having high academic expectations. I am constantly amazed by the academic success my children have had at St. Al's and they come home happy! Wonderful preschool, art, and music programs. I would highly recommend St. Alphonsus!
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Posted March 27, 2011

The school teaches you to be dependent on your parents. The principal is so nice that it's scary. There are some cliques but very little. We are behind on learning. I don't know how to talk to boys after being separated from them in middle school.

Posted January 18, 2010

Small classes, involved parents and committed caring teachers have made this a great fit for our family. Our kids are challenged academically and encouraged along the way. CYO sports and instrumental music program enable them to meet kids from other schools. New science lab, up to date technology lab and library being updated in 2010.
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Posted October 5, 2009

The principcal & staff of St. Alphonsus are all committed to the spiritual & academic well-being of every student. The support & family involvement are outstanding. We could not have hoped for a better school for our daughter.
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Posted October 5, 2008

I used to go to this school. It wasn't that bad but not having boys in our class wasn't that great because when ever you talked to them it would be awkward. And the new principal doesn't treat kids with respect. It's supposed to be a welcoming catholic school, and the new principal doesn't welcome anyone, whatsoever.
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Posted September 22, 2008

Great Catholic school in the Ballard neighborhood -- because class-sizes are small, students are respected as individuals.
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Posted January 29, 2008

Great school. Small community with really good teachers. Small classroom sizes with extra attention given to our children. Middle school is segregated between male and female students beginning in 5th grade through 8th grade
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Posted July 25, 2007

Wonderful school with highly educated and caring staff. One class per grade, small classes and single gender middle school. High academic standards. Most graduates are accepted to the HS of choice. Great family and staff participation. Extremely inclusive.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 60%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 11% 1%
Hispanic 4% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 7%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 6%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5816 15th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
Phone: (206) 782-4363


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