Why Choose Assumption?

The legacy of a Catholic education is more than the knowledge imparted to our students; it is the development of a deep and abiding sense of faith, the realization of the value of moral character and the inspiration of a life-long journey of learning. ~ Cardinal Daniel DiNardo

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s (ABVM)’s Christ-centered environment encourages the spiritual development of our students, offers them the opportunity to excel in academics, and fosters the development of character and a sense of community responsibility. Our graduating students are continually placed in the top high schools of their choice. We welcome new families to our community and look forward to a shared partnership as we work toward the goal of providing academic excellence in a faith-filled environment.

Hear What Assumption Students have to Say:

Response to the Pandemic

• Swift response to school closures: one of the first schools in the area to fully implement online learning through Assumption’s Google for Education Program.
• One of the first 10 School in Pasadena to qualify to receive a waiver.
• Strict campus health & safety protocols
• Comprehensive school reopening protocal plan
• Online weekly mass, as faith is more important now than ever
• Full time online class schedule
• After school online activities
• After school online office hours help
• Class zoom break out groups: fosters socialization & teamwork

Distinctive School Highlights

Assumption is a supportive family that promotes high expectations and shared values. We believe that a successful school feels like home. Everyone from our students, teachers, staff, parents and community truly does C A R E. This is reflected in our School-Wide Learning Expectations (SLEs) that guide the academic, athletic, spiritual, and service programs of the school:

Critical Thinkers
Academic Achievers
Responsible Citizens
Effective Communicators

Rooted in Faith. ABVM provide a nurturing education rooted in the Catholic faith. We emphasize the development of strong spiritual values with a focus on social justice, service, and ethical personal behavior. ABVM students strive to be responsible citizens who are Christ-like in their service to others.

Excellence in Education. Assumption provide a stimulating and robust education, inspiring our students to work hard and believe in their own unlimited learning and achievement possibilities. We target reflective, agile thinking that promotes creativity, learning strategies, problem solving, and complex thinking in all areas. Students learn to distinguish the value of published information – online and in print. They are taught to formulate questions about the world and address problems that have real life connections and relevance. Our students are continually placed in top high-schools of their choice.

Quality Teachers. ABVM principal, teachers and staff seize opportunities to improve educational experiences. We are committed to continual training and growth. We work collectively to provide resources to advance student success. All of our classroom teachers are credentialed with over 80% holding advanced masters degrees.

Enhanced Academic Initiatives:

Learning Resource Specialist coordinates and monitors individualized education plans for students who have special needs, assesses students academic strengths and weaknesses, provides small group instruction and one on one instruction as needed to improve individual student success.

Transitional Kindergarten (TK) class, is an exciting new “bridge” between pre-school and kindergarten. Designed to address BOTH developmental and academic growth, students are well prepared to transfer seamlessly into kindergarten. Students must be 4 years old by September 1.

Spanish instruction begins in Transitional kindergarten and extends through 8th grade. TK – 2nd grade has a conversation/physical activity focus. Grades 4 -8 add more formal instruction in grammar, writing, conversational practice.

Algebra is taught two years prior to high school. The majority of our students qualify for advanced course work upon entering high school.

Early Literacy Instructional Strategies and materials allow us to personalize instruction for part of each day by providing small group instruction that allows students to work at a guided pace that best advances their individual reading level. Our early literacy focus is a key initiative that distinguishes Assumption from other schools.

Next Generation Technology is offered at all grade levels. Equipped with Viewsonic Interactive Boards in all classrooms, updated computer lab and mobile IPads for daily classroom integration students use both Apple and PC platforms. Sixth through eighth grade students have their own personal IPads.

Stellar After School Programs. Assumption students have captured many volleyball, basketball, football and track and field championships. We also provide various enrichment programs after school, Our “Odyssey of the Mind” Team won the 2019 State Championship and teams have placed in regional championships seven times.

Accredited by WASC (Western Association of Schools & Colleges) and WCEA (Western Catholic Education Association) fosters excellence in education by encouraging school improvement and recognizing schools that meet their level of quality. Our accreditation was given the full 6 year term before renewal is required in 2024.

Contact Assumption School today to register for more details at (626) 793-2089 or email eplata@abvmpasadena.org.


Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary School, 2660 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 793-2089 or visit school.abvmpasadena.org.






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