Ascension Elementary School

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Ascension Elementary School Photo #1 - Ascension School, a vibrant ministry of Ascension Parish, proudly provides an excellent education that responds to the needs of its students. Ascension School incorporates Catholic faith beliefs and values through skillful teaching, prayer, worship and service to others. In this school children and families experience community in an atmosphere of LOVE, KINDNESS & RESPECT.
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Ascension Elementary School Photo #1 - Ascension School, a vibrant ministry of Ascension Parish, proudly provides an excellent education that responds to the needs of its students. Ascension School incorporates Catholic faith beliefs and values through skillful teaching, prayer, worship and service to others. In this school children and families experience community in an atmosphere of LOVE, KINDNESS & RESPECT.
Ascension Elementary School Photo #2 - Everything that we do at Ascension School is centered by our belief in Roman Catholic education. We integrate our faith in the classroom through traditional religious education curriculum, but also through the celebration of our liturgical calendar, prayer and promoting Catholic values throughout our daily life.
Ascension Elementary School Photo #3 - We provide our students with a challenging curriculum in an environment that fosters each child's unique talentsand gifts. With an average student to teacher ratio of 18 to1, our faculty have the opportunity to work with ourstudents individually to help them achieve their academicgoals.
Ascension Elementary School Photo #4 - Here, education means more than just academics. We believe that children deserve a well-rounded curriculum to enrich their minds, bodies and souls. Ascension School provides outstanding programs for, visual arts, music, Spanish language, physical education, and computerliteracy so that every child has the opportunity to shine.
Ascension Elementary School Photo #5 - Education begins long before children enter school. At Ascension, we see our Preschool programs as an extension of the development that happens at home. Our nurturing, play-based classes for three and four year-olds focus on promoting the physical, social, emotional, cognitive and spiritual growth of our young children.
Ascension Elementary School Photo #6 - Ascension offers a wonderful Extended Day Program providing high quality before and afterschool care at a reasonable price for any registered Ascension student. Along with professionalcare, the program provides homework time, arts and crafts, games, free play in the gym,projects and academic enhancements. The children in Extended Day, and the adults whosupervise them, have created a
Ascension Elementary School Photo #7 - We know that you have many options when choosing a school for your children. When you choose Ascension, you get more than just an outstanding educationyou give your children the gift of growing up in a community based in the fundamental values of Love, Kindness and Respect.
Ascension School is a ministry of the faith community of Ascension Parish, committed to providing excellent education in the spirit, tradition and value system of the Catholic Church.
Essential to this ministry is the active partnership among students, parents, faculty, staff and parishioners.
Ascension School provides a curriculum that meets the present needs of its students and prepares them for high school, for higher education and for a lifetime of learning.
Ascension School helps each child to grow in awareness of the child's individual talents and unique place within the family of God.
Ascension School's mission is to strengthen its students' understanding and practice of their faith; to allow them to grow in faith; and to work towards creating, through their service, a compassionate and just community.
This mission is guided by a philosophy of love, kindness and respect for each individual, while celebrating our bond in gospel values.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 424 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,690
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Ascension Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for:

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1912
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2007

Student Body

Total Students
424 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
51%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Ascension Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Scaled tuition for multiple children in household.
Admissions Director
Kathryn Vanaria

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Drama Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Band Program, Choristers, Orchestra/Strings

School Notes

  • Ascension School is a ministry of the faith community of Ascension Parish, committed to providing excellent education in the spirit, tradition and value system of the Catholic Church. Essential to this ministry is the active partnership among students, parents, faculty, staff and parishioners. Ascension School provides a curriculum that meets the present needs of its students and prepares them for high school, for higher education and for a lifetime of learning. Ascension School helps each child to grow in awareness of the child's individual talents and unique place within the family of God. Ascension School's mission is to strengthen its students' understanding and practice of their faith; to allow them to grow in faith; and to work towards creating, through their service, a compassionate and just community. This mission is guided by a philosophy of love, kindness and respect for each individual, while celebrating our bond in gospel values.
Profile last updated: 02/16/2021

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 424 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,690
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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