Today we welcome a new WSB sponsor, Holy Rosary School, which has two events in the next four days for prospective families. As with all new local sponsors, they get the chance to tell you about themselves:
The steeple of Holy Rosary Church can be seen from many parts of West Seattle, and it serves as a great marker for its school. For the last century, Holy Rosary School has been proud and humbled to serve a vital role in developing the hearts and minds of some of West Seattle’s youth. As we begin our next 100 years, we strive to continue to develop respectful and responsible students who are effective communicators, have a passion for learning, and who have developed a strong spiritual life and commitment to their broader community.
Holy Rosary is a Preschool-8 Catholic school that offers a holistic education, committed to meeting the spiritual academic, social, emotional, and physical needs of the child. We are a faith-based community, integrating Gospel values into all subjects. We are committed to serving the community. Students at every grade level participate in ongoing service projects.
We offer a broad academic curriculum, including:
• Our excellent technology program that continues to expand. In addition to a fully equipped computer lab and Smartboards in every classroom, laptops and iPads are integrated into classroom instruction.
• A strong literacy program, supported by reading specialists; 90% of our student body score ‘proficient’ or ‘advanced’ on standardized reading tests.
• Our math program is aligned with the Common Core Standards and includes advanced math classes for students in grades 5-8.
• A full-time arts program, featuring Spanish, art, music, health & fitness, and library classes, as well as a wide variety of Elective courses for Jr. high students.
Our graduates are highly sought-after by our area’s high schools and go on to serve as active members in the West Seattle community and beyond.
We have an involved, supportive parent community and a strong Parents’ Club that helps coordinate fundraisers, parent-education classes and service learning opportunities. In the last 5 years, efforts from our Christmas Tree lot have raised over $35,000 for West Seattle Helpline, West Seattle Food Bank, and Hickman House.
We are currently accepting Preschool-Grade 8 applications for the 2014-2015 school year, due to the main office by Friday, January 31st, 2014. Learn more about us through our website at www.holyrosaryws.org. Holy Rosary is located in the heart of West Seattle at 4142 42nd Ave SW.
We’d love to share more about our wonderful school and invite you to meet the principal, teachers, and tour the school in person:
–HRS Information Night: Thursday, January 23rd, 7 pm (parents only)
–Open House: Sunday, January 26th, 10:30 am – 1 pm (bring the whole family)
We thank Holy Rosary School for sponsoring independent, community-collaborative neighborhood news via WSB; see our current sponsor team listed in directory format here, and find info on joining the team by going here.