For over 110 years, Ascension has provided an excellent Catholic education in the spirit of love, kindness, respect, and inclusion.  The strength and support of our Ascension community is notably present in the students’ academic, social, and spiritual education. Our goal is to create a positive atmosphere where students can grow in a safe, challenging and faith-filled learning environment.

With an average student to teacher ratio of 13:1, our faculty recognizes the individuality of each child’s development and has the opportunity to work with our students one on one to help them achieve their academic goals. Our students experience a well-rounded, Catholic education that enriches their minds, bodies and souls. 

This year Ascension is one of only 15 Chicago schools entering its second year school partnership with the Museum of Science and Industry. Beginning in preschool, every classroom has access to iPads, chrome books and students are exposed to comprehensive STEM opportunities throughout the year.

We offer both full and half-day programs for our preschool children.  Our preschooler’s day focuses on independent learning, socialization, reading readiness and literacy skills, fine motor and gross motor development.  Ascension School also has an Extended Day Program which offers before school and after school care for our preschool to grade 8 students.

Ascension provides outstanding fine and performing arts programs, extracurricular athletic programs and a number of clubs that promote teamwork, community and inclusion.

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