A purposeful education...
ICOLPH School, rooted in Catholic values, provides a faith-filled environment where students can excel academically, develop socially, and grow spiritually.
ICOLPH offers a Catholic education for students in preschool through 8th grade. Instruction is differentiated to accommodate a broad range of abilities and learning styles within each classroom. Each student is able to progress at a pace that is appropriately challenging. Art, music, physical education and technology are all integrated into our school day. ICOLPH fifth and sixth graders participate in a CYO residential, outdoor environmental camp using hands-on, exploratory, investigative and interdisciplinary teaching methods at Camp Hamilton. Seventh and eighth graders choose from electives including journalism, mock government, leadership, yearbook, and digital photography. Additional after school enrichment classes are offered on a rotating basis and have included: ceramics, architecture, athlete development, creative writing, cooking, scrapbooking, etiquette, and more.
The measure of our school must also be judged by the character of its students. Students in all grades participate in service and social justice initiatives. We work every day to offer positive reinforcement and guidance and ask our students to be respectful, responsible, and compassionate young men and women.
Our curriculum is aligned with Washington State Standards, and our staff works with our students to help them meet or, in many cases, exceed Grade Level Expectations. Ongoing professional development prepares ICOLPH teachers to work successfully with our students.
For more detailed information about our curriculum, please refer to individual grade level teacher pages.
"The first day of class, the kids didn't even know where to stand in the courtroom. On the last day, they took first place in their competition. In between, Mrs. Gadek taught an enormous amount of subject matter and motivated those kids to excel, and she did it with kindness and enthusiasm. Now THAT is what every parent hopes for in a teacher. At a time of dwindling enrollment, when many of us parents are questioning why we send our children to private school, it is wonderful that ICOLPH has Mrs. Gadek to hold up as an example of the kind of quality teaching the kids will receive.”
Mary K. Stephens