I would like to start off by saying that I have graduated from this school. I am now in a Catholic high school and was accepted with scholarships. My early years in Ascension, kindergarten to fifth grade, were okay. Nothing too great but nothing too bad either. The children were disciplined well and academically we were a good class. The management slowly began to decline throughout the years. I would have to say that the best time for Ascension would have to be from 2003-2009. After that the new principals did not know how to hire teachers, which costed me 2 years of actual math and science classes, and let the upper grades do so many things against the rules. After the joining of Annunciation the school lost their original values and mission. The school not only changed the uniforms but also their traditions. I truly feel sorry for the young boys and girls that will never know what the tradition of Ascension really was, they have lost their Ascension identity and have become the new Annunciation. In all honesty, the administration seems to only care for how the school looks on paper and not what the students actually need.
The staff is very friendly, and the teachers are wonderful. My children were in the Pre-K 3 class and we just really loved the school. The school is a little under-resourced, and that is why I'm not going with five stars, but they did pretty well with what they had.
Ascension is an amazing school. We are in the Pre-K and the teachers and the principal are marvelous. They seem to practice positive discipline and the kids all seem very well-behaved and happy. We considered all the other Pre-Ks on the UWS (where our friends send their kids)-Ascension was as good as any of them. You can't beat the tuition either! The program is developmentally appropriate. It is academic, but the kids have a lot of free play. Love, love, love this school.
We love this school the learning environment is the best you could get for your children . My son's learn something new everyday and they love going to school they look forward to learning and seeing their friends everyday . We have developed friendships with so many different family's you don't have to be R. C. to attend Ascension . When we drop our children off in the morning we know they are safe we know they are getting a great education what more could you ask for. All of our children have an avg of 90 or better. No school is 100% but Ascension comes pretty close .