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Notes for Prospective Students
Ascension School is a Roman Catholic educational community
committed to exploring and developing the spiritual, intellectual
and social potential of our children who are welcomed from diverse
religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
integrative, values based approach, we cultivate compassion,
acceptance of others, critical thinking, and social awareness while
fostering a life-long passion of learning.
Founded in 1911, under
the supervision of the Sisters of Charity of Mount St. Vincent and
the De La Salle Brothers, our school continues to this day to serve
young children in the city with quality education rooted in the
Our religious education provides insights and
experiences that allow each student, in light of individual needs,
learning styles, and academic differences, to practice love of
neighbor, responsibility towards community and sharing of self.
Cognizant of the uniqueness of each learner as a person created in
the image and likeness of God, we aim to help all our children
reach their potential through wide-ranging programs in the major
disciplines, art, music, dance, and physical education, that
explore and develop their unique talents.
The NY State Standards,
Archdiocesan Guidelines Essential Learnings are implemented with
the aid of technology and a wide variety of age-appropriate
teaching strategies and rich instructional materials.