Award Year: 2019
Prepare students as critical thinkers and problem solvers in a setting where love of God, human dignity, justice, excellence, and service are among the values lived.
- Black/African American: 2%
- White: 94%
- Hispanic: 1%
- Asian: 2%
- Two or more races: 1%
Ascension School is replete with opportunities and taking advantage of them as we embrace 21st century educational ideologies. Our small class sizes allow for greater depth of teaching, a more individualized approach, greater ease in differentiation and the unique opportunity to build deeper relationships with students and parents, which allows a firm understanding of each student's inimitable learning profile.
Ascension offers 1:1 iPads in all grades (K-8), 3D printers, coding lab, robotics lab, and VR. We utilize these tools in moderation and recognize their importance in opening the world to each student's explorations in learning. We embrace the necessary balance of tools and materials used in the classroom to ensure the success of each student. Beyond technology, we continue to encourage each student's creativity through music, art, drama, and play as we recognize that each student has talents in diverse areas.
With departmentalized classes in grades 2-8, our students are part of a learning environment which focuses on deeper learning (understanding) and are afforded regular opportunities to transfer their knowledge to real world problems (project-based learning). These 21st century approaches are part of the recipe for making learning visible.
Our faculty challenges students through a variety of Technology/Learning strategies including project-based leaning, formative assessments, differentiated instruction, inquiry-based instruction, and critical thinking. Each faculty member spends 60+ hours per year in professional development learning how to best use these strategies in instruction. The fastest growing school in the Archdiocese of Louisville because we are adapting in a rapidly changing world!