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Hours 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
School leader Mary Jo Burns
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Classes

3
Visual Arts
including: Drawing / Sketching
4
Music
including: Choir / Chorus
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Orchestra
Performing & written arts Drama
Media arts None
Visual arts Textiles
Painting
Drawing / Sketching
World languages taught Spanish
Academic themes / Areas of focus Religious
Instructional / curriculum models used Direct instruction
Standards-based
Multi-aged classrooms
Teacher-run
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered No
Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 3 years old

Support

15
Facilities
including: Computer lab
Extra learning resources Tutoring
Differentiated learning programs
Level of ESL/ELL programming None
Level of special education programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Facilities Sports Fields
Art room
Audiovisual aids
Cafeteria
Chapel / spiritual reflection center
Computer lab
Gym
Internet access
Kitchen
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Performance stage
Playground
Science lab

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School cultural diversity1

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 80% 51%
Hispanic 12% 24%
Black 4% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

4
Girls Sports
including: Cross country
4
Boys Sports
including: Cross country
8
Clubs
including: Girl Scouts
Girls sports Volleyball
Soccer
Cross country
Basketball
Boys sports Cross country
Basketball
Soccer
Volleyball
Clubs (misc.) School Ambassadors
Clubs Art club
Boy Scouts
Cub Scouts
Drama club
Girl Scouts
Math club
Student council / government
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
After school end time 6:00 PM
Before school start time 7:00 AM

Culture

Dress code Uniforms
Parent involvement Volunteer in the classroom
Tutor
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Organize fundraising events
Organize cultural events
Monitor the playground
Join PTO / PTA
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Chaperone school trips
Attend parent nights
Volunteer time after school
Bullying / cyber bullying policy Yes
Students typically continue on to these schools Oak Park/River Forest High School
  Fenwick High School
  Trinity High School

Teachers

11
Staff
including: Instructional aide / coach
Staff Librarian / media specialist
Instructional aide / coach
Computer specialist
Art teacher
Assistant principal
Music teacher
PE instructor
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor
World languages spoken by staff None

Neighborhood

Transportation options Accessible via public transportation
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Archdiocese of Chicago
  Ascension Parish
Partner website Www.ascensionchurch.com

Enrollment

Learn more Http://www.ascension-school.com/forms.htm
Application or enrollment process Yes
Type of application deadline Rolling
Tuition range (low) $2000
Tuition range (high) $7000
For the year 2014-2015
Vouchers accepted No
Financial aid offered Yes
Financial aid type School-based aid

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012