Single-Gender Middle School
Building on an educational tradition that is over 100 years old, St. Alphonsus Parish School is proud to share its innovative middle school curriculum: a single-gender middle school for combined grade levels five/six and seven/eight.
Our middle school program offers a unique choice for parents and students who believe, as we do, that students at this age gain more confidence and are more motivated to excel when the distractions of a coeducational environment are removed. Instruction is molded around the specific needs of each group, with the resulting learning experience being relevant and effective for all students.
What Can A Child Gain From A Single-Gender Educational Experience?
Behavioral research supports the fact that girls and boys have fundamentally different learning styles. By focusing on each gender separately, our teachers can mold their instruction around the specific needs of each group. Girls learn to be more academically competitive; boys learn to be more collaborative. The resulting learning experience is relevant and effective for all students.
Our school offers an exciting alternative for families who see the benefits of a Christ-centered education, in a smaller school that has a long tradition of encouraging the personal and spiritual development of each and every student.
Integral to our core curriculum are our enrichment and elective programs:
- Physical Education
- Spanish (beginning in 3rd grade)
- STEM Lab
- Lego Robotics
- Health and Fitness
Every school in the Archdiocese of Seattle participates in Measured Academic Progress (MAP) standardized tests. Our students consistently outperform their public school peers in every category.