St. Alphonsus Parish School Seattle Ballard


A Catholic education is a challenging education. High standards, strong motivation, effective discipline and an atmosphere of caring all combine to foster excellence and a high quality of student performance.

Success in the Elementary Grades

Beginning in Kindergarten we prepare students by helping them form a solid, developmentally appropriate foundation in the areas of reading, writing, math, and language arts. These skills are expanded upon from grade-to-grade preparing our Elementary Grade students to succeed in Middle School.

Class Structure 
St. Alphonsus has one class for each elementary grade. We accept a maximum of 22 students in Kindergarten and 24 students in the 1st through 4th grades. Kindergarten is a full-day program.

Spiritual Enrichment
Our religion curriculum is integrated through daily prayers, daily religion lessons, weekly Mass, and age-appropriate community service learning projects.

Additional School Activities
Elementary grade students have the opportunity to participate in many school activities that occur both during and after the school day, including:

  • Junior Olympics
  • Christmas and Spring Concerts
  • Ski Bus
  • Science Club
  • Coding Club
  • Family Night Bingo
  • CYO Athletics
  • Jogathon
  • Jr. FIRST Lego League Club
  • Geography Bee
  • Spelling Bee