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Oak Park, IL

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Ascension 5

Posted March 27, 2015
- a parent
We have two kids that have been at Ascension for the past three years, after being at another neighboring Catholic school. They love Ascension and overall their experiences have been excellent. The culture is positive; the teachers are very caring and they help the kids meet their potential. Their extracurricular is fantastic -- from their strings program to their athletics.

Ascension 5

Posted February 26, 2014
- a parent
We have had a great experience at Ascension and feel the school has responded well to the challenges of one of our kids as individuals. There's a very strong arts program with private music lessons on many instruments at the school during the school day, different music ensembles, Spanish is K-8, and organized sports teams beginning in 4th / 5th grades (depending on the sport).

Ascension 5

Posted February 25, 2014
- a parent
Ascension continues to be one of the best Catholic schools in our area. They have loving teachers who work with each child individually, challenging curriculum, great opportunities for enrichment and an parent/Parish community that is second to none. We feel as thought we have been embraced as family even though we are fairly new to the school.

Ascension 5

Posted February 25, 2014
- a parent
Ascension has been not only a great school for my children, but a caring community for our family. We could not be happier with the teachers attention to our children's development as students and people. Additionally, the school has made major commitments to technology in the classrooms by introducing iPads in the younger grades and tablets in the upper grades.

Ascension 5

Posted February 25, 2014
- a parent
Ascension truly educates the whole child. From outstanding academics to a variety of extracurricular programs, the school offers a solid academic base for children in preschool through 8th grade. On top of the academics, the school embodies the definition of community. My children and my entire family benefit in immeasurable ways from being a part of such a caring place. I cannot imagine a better environment in which to prepare children to enter high school and the world armed not only with knowledge but a strong moral compass.

Ascension 2

Posted July 26, 2013
- a parent
Overall, strong academic focus here. Old-fashioned in their approach to education - not much innovation here. Avoid if your child has ADHD or other challenges, as they are not equipped nor open to any adjustments for individual children. Good school if your child performs well in a very traditional, teacher-centered environment. Beware: some teachers can be shaming towards children who are struggling and there have been a number of instances of teachers picking on kids they don't like.

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601 Van Buren Street, Oak Park, IL  60304
(708) 386-7282
Last modified Ascension is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Ascension Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 7 reviews. Top