Education Commission

The Education Commission was created to support and strengthen Ascension Parish’s Catholic educational programs; to collaborate with and serve as advocates for parish programs to foster interaction and outreach; and to consider the perspectives and concerns of other cultures and people with special pastoral needs. Three objectives are: to increase enrollment in Ascension’s lower, upper, PSR and Little School, to develop a plan to market Ascension’s schools, and to encourage parish involvement and collaboration with the growth of our educational offerings. The following groups and organizations fall under the Education Commission:

Early Childhood Center (AECC)

Known as The Little School, half and full day programs are offered for children ages two through "Kindergarten Ready". The high-quality comprehensive curriculum covers the domains of language/literacy, math, science, socio-emotional skills, and cognitive development. The Little School recognizes each
individual child as a special, unique gift of God and is dedicated to the development of a positive self-concept by integrating Catholic- Christian virtues into all individual and group activities. Contact: [email protected]

Ascension Elementary School

Ascension Catholic School employs a challenging faith-based curriculum to help students reach their personal and academic potential. The faculty partners with families to create a positive, supportive environment that values the individual contributions of each community member. Faith, family, and academic excellence are combined and united as one. During their time at Ascension students learn the importance of hard work, self-discipline, and service to others. Our graduates leave Ascension ready to make a difference in the world while confidently succeeding in most rigorous college preparatory high schools. Prospective parents interested in joining the Ascension family should explore the school website and feel free to contact Principal Joseph Kilmade
with any questions. Contact: [email protected]

Parish School of Religion (PSR)

PSR provides instruction in the teachings of the Catholic Church for children kindergarten through 8th grade. Two Sessions are offered: Sunday 10:30-11:45 AM and Monday 5:00-6:15 PM. In addition, sacramental preparation for Baptism through Confirmation is provided for high schoolers. The PSR program is
successful because of its many volunteers. All parents and older siblings are encouraged to volunteer in whatever capacity they are called. Dedicating time and talent to the program also reinforces the importance of a family's Catholic identity. ([email protected])

Parents’ Association (PA)

This is a voluntary organization open to all parents whose children attend Ascension School. Its purpose is to promote the welfare of the school by striving to better our Catholic community through cooperation with the parents and administration. The PA develops and manages numerous fundraising and volunteer
opportunities that support the school and teachers plus provides financial support for many school activities. PA also hosts social events to build community among school families. Open meetings are held in the fall and spring. Contact: [email protected]

Totus Tuus: Totus Tuus (Totally Yours)

A summer Catholic youth program dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through evangelization, catechesis, Christian witness, and Eucharistic worship. The week-long program is offered for youth in Kindergarten through 6th grade during the day. Middle schoolers and high schoolers attend in the evening. By combining fun, faith and fellowship, a dynamic week is promised to all who participate. Contact: [email protected]