Ascension School in located in beautiful Oak Park, Illinois. Oak Park is just west of Chicago, and can easily be accessed from the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290). Our school is in central Oak Park, one block west of East Avenue at 601 Van Buren Street.
Our current enrollment is 430 students.
In grades K-8 there are two homerooms per grade. The class size ranges from 13 to 27.
Ascension can accommodate students who have slight learning differences.
Yes, we have two classroom of full-time Kindergarten. Each classroom has a full-time aide.
With a choice of 2 or 3 days per week, children will be given the support they need to learn and grow. New this year: A full-day, five day per week PK3 Class!
Our four year-olds meet Monday through Friday in either the morning or afternoon. New this year: a full-day, five day a week
You may call the Advancement Office at any time to request a tour. 708-434-1558.
Open House is on the Sunday of Catholic Schools Week. In 2019, Open House will be January 27 from 10:00 AM until 12:30 PM.
Please check the Staff Pages for information and brief biographies of our outstanding faculty.
Ascension students are above the national norm in all grade levels tested.
Students from Ascension may choose their local public high school, which for most students is Oak Park-River Forest High School. Many students choose to continue in a Catholic high school; Ascension students attend Fenwick, Trinity, St. Ignatius, and St. Patrick, among others.
Most families at Ascension are members of the Home and School Association, Its members seek to promote communications between parents, students, teachers, administrators and the community as a whole, toward supporting the larger goal of educating the students of Ascension School.
Ascension has a hot lunch program through Food Service Professionals. Families pre-order each month from a variety of hot lunch options as well as salads.
Although the school enrolls students from 17 different zip codes, more than three-fourths of the students live within walking distance. The school welcomes families from Chicago and several suburbs.
Ascension student population is 71 % Caucasian, 18% Hispanic or Latino and 8% African -American, with the remaining students American Indian, Asian or two or more races. (2016)
Ascension Parish accepts requests for financial aid from parents/guardians needing tuition assistance. If you would like information or a application for financial aid please contact the office during school hours.