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.

Comprehensive Education

Integral to our core curriculum are our enrichment programs:

  • Physical Education
  • Art
  • Music
  • Spanish (beginning in 3rd grade)
  • STEM Lab
  • Library

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:

  • Science Club
  • Coding Club
  • Chess Club
  • Girl Scouts
  • CYO Athletics
  • Jr. FIRST Lego League Club
  • Geography Bee
  • Spelling Bee
  • Christmas and Spring Concerts

MAP Scores

Every school in the Archdiocese of Seattle participates in Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) standardized tests. Our students consistently outperform their public school peers in every category.