Q: How can I receive admissions materials from Ascension School?
A: If you are interested in applying to Ascension School, please call us at 212-222-5161 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. All necessary application materials are available in the main office. Prospective families are encouraged to attend the many open houses Ascension holds throughout the year or visit the school to have a tour and interview with the principal.
Q: How do I apply to Ascension School?
A: In order to apply to Ascension, parent(s)/guardian(s) must first submit an application form to our office. All applicants will be interviewed at some point in the process. An application packet (including admissions testing, previous report cards, and other materials mentioned on the main admissions page) must be completed early on in the process.
Q: What is the deadline for submitting an application?
A: Ascension School does not have a deadline for new registration, however it is highly recommended that interview scheduling be done and completed applications be submitted very early. Classes do fill up and we do maintain waiting lists, especially within our early childhood program.
Q: What are the age requirements for admission to Ascension School?
A: In accordance with archdiocesan regulations, students will be admitted to Kindergarten only if they will be five years old by the end of December and to the First Grade only if they will be six years old by the end of December. Additionally, students applying for Pre-Kindergarten must be three years old by the end of December for the Pre-Kindergarten 3 program and four years old by the end of December for the Pre-Kindergarten 4 program.
Q: What are the other pieces that make up the completed application?
A: Other required pieces of the application for Grades 1 and above include:
- most recent school reports (standardized test scores, report cards, etc.)
- school recommendation from a teacher or principal
- completion of grade level admissions test at Ascension School
Q: What does an admissions test consist of?
A: The type of testing depends on the grade level. Teacher-made tests include Reading and Math curriculum based items. Testing for Grades Pre-K-1st is done in a one-on-one environment.
Q: Does Ascension offer financial aid?
A: Yes. Ascension School offers financial aid to families who demonstrate financial need and submit the appropriate documentation. More information on this process is available once a family has registered with Ascension School.
Q. Can I schedule a tour?
A: Yes! Ascension School offers many open houses during the school year, which are always available on the home page of our web site. Families unable to attend an open house can make an appointment to visit the school during the school day.
Q. What does an Ascension School education offer?
A: Your child will have a stellar education experience at Ascension School. Beginning in early childhood with our centers-based approach where students are actively engaged in their learning, students begin to see the joy and fun of learning new things. That love of learning continues in the primary grades, where the outstanding foundation students obtained in early childhood will continue to be cultivated, challenging our students to go above and beyond the curriculum. Students then move on to our middle grades where success awaits them. Our 4th and 5th graders regularly obtain a 95%-100% pass rate on state exams, while giving the students the opportunity to learn in new ways. Once students enter our middle school, the challenging curriculum continues, with New York State Math and ELA exams in 6th and 8th grade. Our middle schoolers will be leaders in community service projects and will showcase their talents in events like science fairs and speech bees. Our 8th graders receive the best high school guidance we can provide them. We make it a cooperative effort, guiding both students and parents through the process. Our 8th graders go on to some of the best Catholic High Schools in the city, as well as some of the best public schools in the city such as Bronx High School of Science and Brooklyn Tech. From entrance to graduation, an Ascension School education is nothing less than stellar.