About Us

Catholic Schools in Our Community

A Superior Academic Experience Throughout the Journey!

 

Our Catholic Schools National Average How Much Better?
Standardized elementary Terra Nova scores 62% 50% 24%
Freshman graduation rates 98% 78% 26%
ACT test scores 23.80% 19.60% 21%
Graduates seeking post-secondary study 98% 66% 48%

Return on investment – Over $120 million in college scholarships earned by 1,430 graduating seniorsGiving back – Over 160,000 hours of annual community service hours in our nine high schools

The School of the Ascension of our Lord is a Catholic elementary school which exists as a vital ministry of the Church of the Ascension. Its presence in the community affords parents an opportunity to choose a school which supports family efforts in the religious formation of their children, supports their faith perspective of Catholic values and ideals, and at the same time provides a quality academic education in a caring and disciplined environment.

While primarily serving the Catholic community, Ascension School embraces students from families of other faiths who value a quality Christian education.

We believe the children entrusted to our care for their education, faith formation, social development and personal development are our most precious gifts.  God has created our children in His own likeness and our ministry to provide for their education, formation and development is one of the important ways of showing our gratitude to God for these gifts.

Religious Curriculum/Catholic Identity

  • Full time Priest to celebrate weekly all school liturgy & visit classrooms
  • 1,000+ hours of community service per year
  • Youth Ministry Program
  • 2nd Grade First Communion
  • 4th Grade Reconciliation
  • 8th Grade Confirmation

Campus Attributes

  • 3 Year Old Preschool-8th Grade
  • 3 Year Old Preschool & Jr. Kindergarten Hours 7:55-2:40
  • Average Student/Teacher Ratio is 19:1
  • KID’S TIME (Summer Child Care)
  • Before & After School care available until 6:00 P.M.
  • Breakfast & Hot Lunch available in full service kitchen & cafeteria
  • Attached gymnasium— 1 1/2 court capacity, on site athletic field
  • LIBRARY & Technology Lab (With over 12,000 books, 3D Printers, Robotics, Computers and Coding)
  • Attached Church

Academic Curriculum

  • Grades 2-8 are departmentalized (each teacher teaches only the subject they are most passionate about).
  • Spanish in grades 2-5
  • Logic/Rhetoric in grades 6-8
  • Project Based Learning School

Technology

  • SMARTBOARDS
  • Apple TV in every classroom
  • Mobile Computer Keyboarding Lab
  • Rediker-online student grading system
  • 1:1 iPads K-8

Extracurricular Activities / Special Programs

  • COMPREHENSIVE ATHLETIC PROGRAMS
  • QUICK RECALL Teams (4th-8th grade)
  • Governor’s Cup
  • JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT
  • Mindfulness/Meditation
  • Recycling/Compost/Gardening program
  • 8th grade Trip to Grand Canyon and Zion National Parks
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