Ascension School - Fact Sheet Extracurricular Activities: Students may participate in a
Established in 1956 number of school and parish sponsored extracurricular
activities including: Spanish Club (K-8), MathCounts (7-8),
Instrumental Band (5-8), Choir (4-8), First LEGO League (3-8),
Grade Levels: Kdg – Gr. 8 Power of the Pen (7-8), Junior Optimist International (6-8), Boy
& Girl Scouts (K-8), Wellness Advisory Council (5-8), CYO
School Hours: 8:00-2:30 Sports (Soccer, Basketball, Golf, Volleyball, Baseball, Softball,
Class Size Limit: Kdg. – 24 pupils per class Track & Field, Football) at most grade levels. More than 75%
Gr. 1-8 - 26 pupils per class of Ascension students participate in extra-curricular activities.
Student Residence Diversity & Family Economics:
Curriculum: Ascension offers to its students a core curriculum
40% Beavercreek (151) 26% Dayton (97)
of religion, reading, language arts, math, science, social studies
25% Kettering (94) 9% Other 10 Districts (35)
along with classes in physical education, music and art.
Christian values are integrated throughout the curriculum and 10.3% students are from diverse ethnic or racial backgrounds
students participate often in mass and devotional activities. 21.6% students are from families with incomes less than
Students have the opportunity at various grade levels for fine federal low income levels
arts experiences with the Philharmonic, Dayton Ballet and
Dayton Art Institute. Students from Ascension go on to Catholic High School Preparation: 79% of Ascension 8th Grade
and public high schools very well prepared. students went on in 2008 to attend area Catholic high schools.
including Carroll High School, Archbishop Alter and
Faculty & Staff: All classroom teachers are state licensed and Chaminade Julienne.
certified in religious education by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.
Teachers - 19 Full-time, 3 Part-time, including Art, Lunch: The school participates in the Federal Lunch &
Phys Ed., Music & Technology Specialists, I part time Breakfast Program. Nutritious meals are reasonably priced. A
Early childhood Intervention Specialist and 1 Tutor. grab and go Breakfast is served in the morning. Reduced price
State & Federally Funded Auxiliary Staff – Full-time and free meals are available for qualifying families.
Counselor & Intervention Specialist, Part-time Speech
Therapist & Nurse; Title I Teacher Facilities: The Ascension school building is sound with recent
Administrative/Sec. - 3 Full-time renovations to the school floors, windows, lockers, ceilings,
lighting, cafeteria, PA system, security, ceiling fans, computer
Student/Teacher Ratio: workstations in all classrooms, media center automation and
Avg. of 20.9 students to one classroom teacher play equipment all been completed in the last 8 years.
Enrollment & Performance: Transportation: Bus transportation is provided in most cases to
*2008Terra Nova Scores residents of the Kettering, Dayton, Beavercreek & Sugarcreek
2008-09 as National Percentile school districts. Parents may transport their children by car and
Gr. Enrollment Capacity Ascension Archdiocese some children opt to safely ride bikes or walk to school.
K 39 48 N/A -
1 38 52 N/A - Parents: Ascension has a very active Parent Teacher
2 49 52 78.0 78.2 Organization, which has been very supportive of the school.
3 41 52 N/A - Parents have many opportunities to volunteer.
4 35 52 72.0 68.7
5 41 52 N/A - Tuition: Ascension School has comparatively reasonable
6 40 52 80.0 74.5 tuition rates with a variety of payment schedules. Tuition
7 43 52 N/A - accounts for 50% of the school income, while the parish
8 52 52 84.0 81.6 continues to support the remainder of school costs. Tuition
Total 377 464 Nat’l Percentile = 50% assistance is available for Ascension parish students. About
*combined math, reading & language scores 20% of the students receive tuition assistance of some type.
‘09-‘10 Parishioner Tuition: 1 child - $2,390 2 children - $4,560
Student Daily Attendance Rate: 96.4%
3 children - $6,480 4 children - $8,160
Non-Parishioner/Non Catholic Tuition: 1 child - $4,780
Sacraments: Gr. 2 students have the opportunity to receive EdChoice Vouchers & PACE Scholarships Accepted
First Communion and First Reconciliation. Students have the International (I9) Students accepted
opportunity at Gr. 8 to receive Confirmation.
Registration & Enrollment:
Special Needs: The school has a Speech Therapist and an All children of Ascension Parish Families by March 15.
Intervention Specialist Teacher on staff. Attempts are made to Children of non-parishioners and non-Catholic families
accommodate the needs of physically or learning disabled from March 15 - April 15.
students. The facility is accessible. Currently Ascension serves Children of Catholic families who transfer from another
students with Autism, Hearing impairments, Specific Learning area Catholic school with the intention of transferring
Disabilities, Speech & Language needs and Other Health parish membership. April 15 - May 15.
Impairments for a total of 26 students being served or 7.4% of
the school population. For more information: Brent Devitt, Principal
Behavior: Students are taught life skills for school and home 2001 Woodman Dr.
that are based on respect, responsibility and reverence. Kettering, OH 45420
Teachers are trained in the “Well Managed Classroom” model. Principal E-mail: email@example.com
Phone: 937-254-5411 FAX: 937-254-1150
Over 100 parents have participated in the complimentary
Web site: www.ascensionkettering.org/school/
“Common Sense Parenting” program. 3/3/09