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800 McIntosh Road
Sarasota, FL 34232

(941) 371-5909
(941) 377-9670
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Develops honesty: Strongly agree
July 11, 2015
The school does a wonderful job of teaching integrity in students, in a Biblical context, surrounded by truly attentive and caring teachers.

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July 11, 2015
Everyone has been above and beyond friendly, hard-working, professional and gracious to kids and parents alike. Lots of great experiences here.

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Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
July 11, 2015
Teachers are kind and professional, and work well with the children. They teach in small groups and know how to make it fun. They are approachable and helpful.

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March 03, 2015
IS A FACT; are many students retained in this school, and is a red flag for any parents when any school have this kind of behavior. They give so much homework that the students have to work 2 hours per day average at home. The students do NOT come prepared for the real and competitive world.

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March 03, 2015
This school is overrated!!! They don't treated with respect for students with disabilities, take your child and avoid it, is a bad teaching, total waste of money. Very sad and unpleasant experience. Are many fake good ratings...

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March 03, 2015
My child was there before..... terrible experience, believe me!!! When I read all the fake good ratings about this school, my heart is broken again. They were very racist with my child. They talk about blessed families , God fearing educators , Christian environment ,honestly ???,highly educated teachers ????...lies desperately to over rating ....they lie again when said only 1 or 2 kids retained....the true is more of 5 children are retained ...of course ,they are not of pastors and teachers' children...this school is only for white Lutherans people...if you not believed , try it!!!

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March 03, 2015
My child recently graduated from Ascension and is excelling in high school based on the education received at Ascension. I'm confident that the small class size, teacher attention and loving atmosphere all played a part in the success of my child. I know that they are not equipped to deal with severe emotional or behavioral issues. Those children are asked to leave. I agree with and support the school in this policy.

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March 03, 2015
It is readily apparent from a literal and grammatical perspective that the negative comment(s) originate from a single source. Both my children received an excellent education at Ascension. Nationally accredited, multi-grade classrooms with low student- teacher ratio and individualized subject levels. All subjects presented in the light of God's Word - a Christian education in it's truest sense. If your hope is to see your kid in the NBA or NFL, send them to IMG. If your goal is to prepare them for life, provide them a quality education, AND see them in heaven someday, this is a GREAT place to start...

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February 26, 2015
As a former member of Ascension who was actively involved with the school start up and still connected to the teachers parents and students I can attest to the students education and spiritual well being as the focus of the school not to mention the low student-teacher ratio with highly educated teachers. Any parent would feel blessed to have their child educated at Ascension.

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February 25, 2015
I am a previous student and I honestly feel Ascension was an integral part of both my academic and spiritual development. Intimate class sizes allow staff to personalize lessons and push you to your fullest potential.

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February 25, 2015
This is a great school to get an education from a biblical perspective with caring teachers.

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February 24, 2015
As a single parent who has had one child complete Ascension and another enrolled currently I choose it because of the fact that it trains a child in the way of the Lord. Don't we all want to equip our children with the armor to deal with a world that is at times cruel. My children are blessed to be able to attend a school that is not afraid to help them develop the courage to stand up against the things they know are wrong and to stand up for their Faith. Thank you ALS for being there for all of us.

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February 24, 2015
An atmosphere of caring and learning in a Christian setting. I endorse Ascension with my whole heart and soul.

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February 24, 2015
Ascension is a nationally accredited elementary school, offering a excellent education in a safe, Christian environment.

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February 24, 2015
I am a former teacher. Ascension has always had the full support of the congregation, with many members contributing their own time and effort. The staff has changed, but remains very capable, God-fearing educators. So many families have been blessed to receive not only a great education but also having their children instructed in God's Word, and there is nothing more important than that.

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February 24, 2015
I have had a two children in the school for the last eight years. They have been very successful in their education. One child has been a grade ahead in math and performs well above grade level. I really appreciate the fact that God's Word is incorporated in all facets of the students life. I encourage anyone looking for a small school with low student/teacher ratio to check our Ascension.

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February 20, 2015
Our school shows the love of God to students in all we do. This is demonstrated by the way individual students are valued and in the way they are taught, as children of God who have unique needs and unique gifts.

- submitted by a community member

February 15, 2015
I have been a parent of students of Ascension school for many years. I know most every family and I know of only 1 or 2 students in the life of the school who have been held back or "retained" - certainly not "many". And, isn't it is a good thing if the school has the courage and concern to hold a student back, and not just pass the buck on their education? Whoever wrote that doesn't really know the school, or the lengths to which the faculty go to get every child academically, emotionally, and yes, spiritually ready for life in the world. The truth is out there for any who are honestly considering Ascension Lutheran school. Ask around, not just one or two who post a bad review. Nationally accredited. Small student teacher ratios. Christian love. We are happy to have our children at Ascension!

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February 08, 2015
So focus on religion but education is poor...many students do repeat or retain a year....

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June 09, 2014
Love this school. This is a small Christian school Pre-k - 8th in Sarasota. The kindergarten teacher is so sweet and her classroom is so cozy and inviting. My daughter is academically advanced. I just enrolled her in this school for kindergarten. Lower student to teacher ratio than any other private school I have looked at. As soon as I set foot on the grounds I knew it was the right school for her. She attended a one week Spanish vacation bible school at Ascension and had a ball. I was so impressed by how much Spanish she learned in just 6 days. At the end of the VBS the children sang three songs in Spanish in front of the congregation. Then they had a fiesta with pinatas, breakfast burrito bar, bounce house... The pastors, teachers and volunteers are all so nice. You can tell that they love what they do. They make you feel very welcome. I am also Catholic like the previous reviewer and felt right at home here. I haven't actually been there for the school year so my review is based on first impression and vacation bible school but from what I have seen I love it! They encourage the older children to help the younger ones which I really liked.

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February 16, 2011
This school is simply FANTASTIC!!! Both of my children attended Pre-school there for 2 years each. Wonderful Preschool classrooms, great little playground for the kids and best of all the teachers are so very patient, caring, kind and educated. All are certified as well as follow a wonderful curriculum! We aren't Lutheran but Catholic and I just LOVED the Structure. Everything is well balanced! The staff in Pre-school as well as the elementary, and middle school are SO very nice and personable. I'm so thankful I had this school to help me raise my children! ~Parent of 2 and A High School Teacher

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Ascension Lutheran School
800 McIntosh Road, Sarasota, FL  34232
(941) 371-5909
Last modified Ascension Lutheran School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Ascension Lutheran School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top