From the Principal

Summer, 2017

Dear Ascension School Families,

Welcome to the Ascension School 2017 – 2018 school year! I am Maryanne Polega and I am honored to serve as the next principal of Ascension School. This year marks Ascension’s 105th year of providing quality Catholic education in the spirit of love, kindness and respect. Thank you for the opportunity to lead a school that has such a rich history and tradition.

I received my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from St. Mary’s University in Minnesota and my graduate degree in Curriculum and Instruction and Education Leadership from Loyola University in Chicago. I have taught at The Lane School in Hinsdale and St. John of the Cross Parish School in Western Springs. I recently served as assistant principal and principal of St. Luke School in River Forest.

I have served in both public and Catholic schools, know that I have a true passion and respect for the Catholic education of children. I believe that it is important to create a positive learning environment in which children can grow academically, emotionally and spiritually.

I look forward to meeting the Ascension School community and having a successful and productive year!


Maryanne Polega, Principal