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Resurrection Ascension School

Private | PK-8 | 267 students


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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $236,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,470.

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Posted July 31, 2014

Resurrection Ascension is a wonderful school that provides a loving and caring environment. The principal, Mrs. Joann Heppt, is supportive, thoughtful and engaging. She knows every student by name and is always available to parents. Students attending Resurrection Ascension receive a high quality education with many additional after school activities. There is a morning program and an after school program that is very helpful for working parents.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 17, 2013

If you are looking for a GREAT school, look no more ! At RA you will find highly qualified, caring, nurturing, sincere role models for your child --- not only in the faculty, but in the student body. My child has attended RA since Pre-K and is leaps and bounds ahead of her peers ... intellectually, spiritually, and morally. Our Terra Nova and State Test scores are outstanding. Graduates go the finest High Schools and Colleges. When all is said and done, you will have a well-educated, well-rounded, successful child. I know I made the right choice for my child just as my parents made when they elected to send me to RA. The success stories are abundant, just ask around! Better yet, attend RA's open house to see for yourself.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 18, 2011

Looking for school for your children can be a daunting and stressful task, but the moment I walked into the RA Open House, I immediately felt the care and the love your children would be getting. I mean not the commercial kind of love - the real one - and you'll feel it. My kid has been attending RA since Kindergarten. I have to praise RA for the disciplines the kids are receiving, my child's performance has never been a question at least until now (thank God), but I personally think the environment the kids are leaving in also plays a big role in the education of our children. RA offers just that. I have to warn you though that in a private school like RA, the tuition, the dues and the volunteer works can throw you off balance; also, RA don't have lunch program either so be ready to prepare those sandwiches every morning (which I personalIy enjoy doing gladly because I know what my child is eating), but with your kids' future in mind, it is totally worth a great investment. Will definitely recommend RA.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 5, 2010

Excellent school. Great education, value system, always ranks among the highest in standardized testing. When I went to high school several of my teachers said they expected me to do well because I came from RA (and I did!)

Posted February 5, 2010

I can not believe that there is no updated review about this great school. It is year 2010 February and the last review was done in August 2009. Anyway, For my child It was the the best school that he attended. The staff was caring, the principal was very helpful and easily available any time of the day. Each class had a teacher and an aide that would assist the teacher. The teachers communicate with you without any prior appointments, on a daily basis you can ask about your child performance. Children have plenty of exercise and school is very neat. I think that comparing to public schools in the area, it is the best private school and the only drawback is the cost. The Resurrection Ascension school is the best choice in Middle Village and I strongly recommend it for any
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 5, 2010

Great School, caring staff, very helpful principal, teachers are excellent, nothing like public school, major difference. Overall the best....!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 9, 2009

I graduated from RA and although the mandatory fundraisers and volunteer work can get on your nerves, I feel that it prepared me for high school in the best way. Most of the material I already knew, thanks to RA, and it helped me to get into a great college based on academics. It's a friendly environment, and even now when I'm around the school, teachers recognize me and treat you as a friend.
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Posted January 11, 2009

I love RA because my daughter is really happy there. They have excellent programs, like remedial math and reading. Teachers work hard with the students, and they give extra help to the students whe they need it. Also we have robotics , safety patrol, choir, basketball, swimming, and something thats really wonderfull about this school is that we have a nurse full time, we have morning school (7:00 am) and after school until 6:00 pm . I think that RA is more than just a school we are a great family and we work together to make everyday a better place for our kids. I want to say one more thing : 'thanks for existing and a special thanks to all staff members and teachers.'
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 10, 2009

I enrolled my son at RA in 1997 based on a friend's recommendation. As a working parent, the school offered a great before school and afterschool program, had strong academic scores/performance, a strong spiritual formation program, a diverse and welcoming environment, a principal who cares very much about the children and is highly accessible to the parents, the teachers are wonderful and the office staff is always courteous. AND OF COURSE, THE LOCATION is fabulous. My son is currently attending Cathedral Prep Seminary and I am constantly complimented on what a nice young man he is....this I credit to his education, experiences, and friendships he developed at RA. My daughter is now at RA and she loves going to school. She is happy at RA, what better indicator to affirm that you selected the best possible environment to educate the most treasured people in your life!
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Posted January 9, 2009

Have you heard the latest? RA is the GREATEST! As a parent of 2 RA students, I can't say enough about the school and the church parish. The principal is fair, approachable and a class act and the faculty and staff are excellent. If you are looking for a school that has a faith filled environment, excellent academics and looking to share in preserving the vision of our faith for future generations, than I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 8, 2009

It is a grreat school with great education . Exellent teachers ! Good supplies! Great Fund Raisers! This an awesome School I love it ! GO RA!
—Submitted by a student

Posted January 8, 2009

RA is, by far, incomparable! My daughter has been attending since Nursery & I have nothing but praises! The amazing teachers, incredibly supportive staff & our wonderful principal outshine anyone I've come across at any other school in our community. The academic program is excellent, not to much the great extra curricular activities! Above all, when you become part of our school's community, you become a member of a very large, caring & supportive family. The sense of security I experience knowing I can send my child off to school & there will not be one person there who does not know who she is, is beyond words.
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Posted January 7, 2009

I can't begin to expalin how happy I am with my chldren's school! The classes are small, which means there is more one on one communication between the teacher and students. The teachers are also great at recognizing a child's excellence as well as willing to work with you when there is a problem or issue (whether academic or socially). Even members of the administration are attentive and caring and know evey child's name! One of the teachers in the school was also nominated for a Disney Teacher of the Year Award! The scores outshine other parochial schools in the area and there is a diverse population which helps children really know what is out there in the real world.
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Posted January 7, 2009

As a parent of two RA students, I would highly recommend our school to others in the neighborhood. RA is more than a place to learn, it'is a fmily. The teachers, staff and principal, Mrs. Heppt support and encourage the students and help them grow as well as share knowledge with them. It is a very welcoming school with great parent and teacher cooperation. Cathy
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 7, 2009

Incomparable parochial school: small student/teacher ratio which translates into more personable attention to your child. Here they Will know your child by name; Passionate and professional teachers engage their students in creative learning and is made evident on highly competitive city-wide test scores; Infrastructure which is ample, bright and comfortable yet has no need for a cafeteria, children are closely monitored during lunch and recess; Large pool of dedicated hardworking parents, who contribute their time willingly to enrich their child's experience at RA make for a close-knit community; Internationally diverse environment, it's practically a mini United Nations! A truly personable principal at the helm, we feel very lucky to have found this gem of a school and feel blessed to be part of it. Rest assured, your child will thrive as do mine in this safe, family oriented school where Catholic values and universal ethics are practiced daily. The Valdes Family
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 5, 2009

I won`t say that this is an excellent neither a horrible school. However, keep in mind, that although the school is private, you will be constantly asked for money. There is different fundrasers almost twice a month and most of them are mandatory!!! The principal did not even have the shame this year but ask for $200/ child if you don`t want to be bothered by the constant begging for $. Along with that there is MANDATORY 'voluntary' work per household - 10 hours for the school year. So if you are one of those stay at home moms that has nothing else to do but stay all day long at her child`s school, this is the right place for you. Another minus is the lack of cafeteria. You need to prepare your own food and no soups or any liquid (meaning healthy lunches).
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Posted November 11, 2008

I am fortunate to live in a section of Queens which offers a number of great educational choices; my husband and I chose RA for many reasons: 1. academic excellence over neighboring schools; 2. diversity among students; 3. respectful interaction among parents; 4. spritual focus; 5. open communication with administration, just to name a few! RA was the best choice for our children's academic, spiritual and social development.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 19, 2008

Great family atmosphere because of the small class sizes. Teachers and staff are all caring. However, if your child is either above or below average in academic performance, the school is not equipped to provide much assistance. You will have to get that on your own.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 15, 2008

I am very happy with R.A.Two of my children graduated from there.( both recieved multiple scholarships to private high schools and both are honor students at the high schools they attend.) a great school,has small class sizes and prepares the students for high school better than any other school in the neighborhood.Ask the school you are interested in how many students ,and how many scholarships their students recieved.To me that says it all about grammer schools.I could go on and on about R.A. but you should see for yourself,ask for a tour.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 21, 2007

Great family atmosphere where the entire administration knows my child. I love it and wouldn't think of sending my son anywhere else! The principal is down to earth and she is one of the reasons why RA is such an awesome school.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 38% 52%
Hispanic 36% 21%
Asian 19% N/A
Black 4% 21%
Two or more races 3% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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8525 61st Rd
Rego Park, NY 11374
Phone: (718) 426-4963


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