Catholic Schools week
January 29, 2017 - February 4, 2017

About this year’s theme: The theme encompasses several concepts that are at the heart of a Catholic education. First, schools are communities—small families in their own right, but also members of the larger community of home, church, city and nation. Faith, knowledge and service are three measures by which any Catholic school can and should be judged.

The logo features a swirl of colors interacting around a cross, which is at the center of all Catholic education. The vibrancy of the colors and the movement and shadows in the logo portray the inner-connectivity and community life that are present in our Catholic schools. - Source: NCEA



Ascension School is a Roman Catholic educational community committed to exploring and developing the spiritual, intellectual and social potential of our young children from diverse religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Through our integrative, values-based approach, we cultivate compassion, acceptance of others, social awareness, and critical thinking while fostering a life-long passion for learning.

Catholic education provides insights and experiences that allow each student to practice love of neighbor, responsibility towards community and sharing of self.
Each child is a unique and special person created in the image and likeness of God.
Upholding the rights and dignity of our children prepare them for a life of leadership and service.
Providing our children with a rich curriculum and a safe environment will help them reach their full potential.
Education is a synergistic effort and the responsibility of the administration, faculty, students, family and community.

Omar O. Ortiz, Principal
220 West 108th Street
New York, NY 10025
212-222-5161 Office
212-280-4690 Fax


School Hours:

Pre-K & Kindergarten
     8:10 am – 2:30 pm

Grades 1 – 8
     8: 10 am – 2:45 pm

Afterschool Program
     2:45 pm – 6:00 pm

Making it Count a Thon Brochure
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Laura Woodson
2nd Grade Teacher
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