THE SCHOOL MOTTO & CREST
EX ÆGYPTO VOCAVI FILIUM MEUM is Latin for "Out of Egypt I Have Called My Son". This passage comes from the Gospel reading for the Feast of the Holy Innocents (Mt. 2:15) for this school calls the students out of the ‘Egypt’ of the secular world in which they live into the world of God. Hence the words of the band of the banner portion of the crest: Veritas Dei: the Truth of God. Additionally, the crest contains the crossed flags of Church and country, a book for ‘learning’ and Evergreen trees and a mountain for the Northwest.

FOUNDED
1972

ENROLLMENT
About 30 students in Kindergarten through Grade 12.

STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
10:1

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE
10

CURRICULUM
Courses include Religion, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Penmanship, Latin, Greek, Mathematics, Chemistry, Civics, Art and Culture, Physical Education, Geography, History, and Memory Training. See the Curriculum Overview section for complete information.

SPIRITUAL FORMATION
In addition to the discussion of the many aspects of the Catholic Faith throughout the curriculum, we also feature extensive training in the prayers of the Church. See the Daily Schedule & Prayers section for complete information.

TUITION
$1800 per year per child.

SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarships are given by the school to selected students in certain categories. See the Scholarship Section for more details.

UNIFORMS
The school designates the colors of the three main articles of school uniform clothing:
Red: sweater, for the blood shed by the Holy Innocents.
Blue: pants or skirt (below the knees), for the Blessed Mother and the Tools of Mary.
White: shirt or blouse, for the state in which the students should keep their souls.

SPORTS, BAND, & OTHER EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
The school is academically oriented and does not consider these things appropriate to a school. The school hours, ending at 2:30 pm, provide ample time for the students to engage in such activities in community programs or in their local public schools.

LUNCHES
Students bring their own lunches.

TRANSPORTATION
Parents provide their own transportation. In certain circumstances, the school can provide this service under certain terms arranged between the parents and school staff.

GRADES
The students are given weekly progress grade reports and semester grades which are the usual A, B, C, D, and F. They are also given grades in their behavior. Parents are expected to sign each weekly progress report sent home with the student in order to validate that they are aware of the student's academic and behavior progress.

SOCIAL LIFE
The mix of various ages gives opportunities, especially to only children, to practice friendships with many people. We do some social things as a school.

NOTE
The children who attend this school are usually quite happy. They work hard. They learn an amazing amount of material. Hopefully they will also turn out to be well-rounded ladies and gentlemen in the tradition of the Catholic Humanists St. Thomas More, St. John Fisher, and Erasmus.


2530 South 298th Street
Federal Way, Washington
Phone: 253-839-0788
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