Ascension Academy

  • We are Scholars Artists Athletes Leaders Ascension Academy provides its students with an exemplary college preparatory education in a faith-affirming environment. The school helps develop in its students those intellectual, ethical and interpersonal qualities that support a life of intellectual growth, civic leadership and community service.
  • Ascension Academy inspires young people to embrace the school's motto, Veritas et Virtus, as they prepare for lives that are both successful and significant.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
National Independent Private Schools Association
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Year Founded2000

Student Body

Total Students163 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade Ascension Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size14 students
Number of AP Courses13 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus-AB, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Government, AP Latin, AP Physics, AP US History, English IV (Dual Credit), Government (Dual Credit), Life Science (Dual Credit), Precalculus (Dual Credit), U. S. History (Dual Credit)
Average SAT score1320
Average ACT score25
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Relaxed and formal uniform attire)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$11,000
Tuition NotesVariable Tuition is available for families who apply. The Variable Tuition range for 2019-2020 is $5,500-11,000.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,500
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorKaty Engler
Endowment Size$0.300 million


Total Sports Offered9 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Fencing, Golf, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryFencing,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.19 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Spanish Club

Club or Organization:
Community Service, Debate Club, Junior Classical League, Key Club, Latin Club, Math Counts, Model United Nations, MS and HS Science Bowl, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Robotics Club, Student Council, TAME, TAPPS Academic Competition

Arts and Music Programs:
Beginning and Advanced Band, MS and HS Choirs, MS and HS Theater, Orchestra (I,II and III)

School Notes

  • Ascension Academy's mission is to provide exemplary college preparatory education in a safe, nurturing, faith-affirming environment.  The school helps develop in its students those intellectual, ethical and interpersonal qualities that support a life of personal growth, civic leadership and community service. Ascension Academy inspires young people to embrace the schools motto, veritas et virtus, as they prepare for lives that are both successful and significant.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Amarillo
    Grades: PK-8 | 313 students
    5.3 miles
    1515 S. Georgia Street
    Amarillo, TX 79102
    (806) 376-9501
    5.3 PK-8
  • Lubbock
    Grades: PK-12 | 625 students
    112.3 miles
    6701 University Avenue
    Lubbock, TX 79413
    (806) 791-6583
    112.3 PK-12
  • Plainview
    Grades: PK-12 | 106 students
    68.9 miles
    310 S Ennis St
    Plainview, TX 79072
    (806) 296-6034
    68.9 PK-12

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
Ascension Academy is the best school in the Panhandle. The students have so many opportunities to not only participate but also to excel in all areas of academics, sports and the arts. The class size is small and the teachers really care for each of their students. They work really hard to make sure that their students are challenged, but they also make sure that they understand and learn the material. When they graduate and go onto college, the students are extremely well prepared academically. They also teach the students how to be true leaders so they can become the best version of themselves.
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Ascension puts academics first. There are sports and student organizations, but they do not overshadow academics. Students are held to a high but reasonable standard of academic performance and discipline. Students are polite and respectful. Creativity is valued. It's a small, close-knit school community. Teachers know who all the students are, even students who are not in their classes. Parent involvement is encouraged, but volunteer hours are not required (nor is donation in lieu of volunteering). I am a parent volunteer, helping weekly at the lunchtime snack bar, interacting with students and seeing their good behavior firsthand. All races, religions, and income levels are welcome (there is financial aid for low-income students).
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