Strong foundation leads to life-long education

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Editor's note: This story is part of the Fall 2011 Education and Enrichment Guide, a special advertising section produced by Wednesday Journal. Click here to view the entire Fall 2011 Education Guide.

"We chose Ascension School for our children because we were looking for more than just an excellent academic experience. We wanted a strong partner in forming our children, spiritually and morally. We wanted an environment in which they would feel cared for and nurtured. We knew that at Ascension they would receive an outstanding arts education, be offered opportunities to participate in interscholastic athletics and learn the value of being of service to others. We know that they would be well-prepared for high school and have the foundation that leads to life-long education. We have not been disappointed." — Fran & Steve Gregory

Ascension School in Oak Park offers faith-based education for students from three-years-old through eighth grade. Ascension students consistently score above national norms on standardized tests and fare well academically in high school. Ascension received the Blue Ribbon Award in from the Department of Education in 2007.

  • Full-day Kindergarten
  • Extended Day Program
  • Two classrooms per grade level
  • Full-time instructors in physical education, Spanish, computers, art and music
  • 3 student orchestras, band, 2 choirs.
  • Drama Club and Green Club
  • Hot lunch menu
  • Student government, service groups
  • Boys and girls soccer, basketball and volleyball at four grade levels

Ascension School was founded by the Ursuline Sisters in 1912. We're proud of almost 100 years of history. We enjoy the support of committed and generous alumni, a vibrant parish community and a wonderfully involved parent population.

Ascension school is based on the principles of Love, Kindness and Respect.

For more information about Ascension, or to schedule a visit, please go to or call our Advancement Office at 708-434-1558.

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