The parents and interested families of Ascension Classical School are currently fully underway with our building fundraising campaign efforts to construct our own, first class learning environment in Southeast Shreveport. We have conditionally acquired, by a very generous donation, 7.7 acres of land on Norris Ferry Road, just south of the P&S Pantry Exxon gas station, on which to construct a permanent home for our children. We have retained the professional design team of Bledsoe Architects to bring to life our vision for a Kindergarten through 8th grade school facility, with all of the amenities that our children and their teachers will require to further the mission of Ascension Classical School and provide the academically rigorous and Christ-centered education that will serve our children well as they grow.
Ascension Classical School strives to create disciples in Christ. We want our children to love the Lord with all their mind, heart, and soul, and to achieve great things for the glory of God. We believe this is accomplished by instilling a love of learning at an early age. The classical model immerses our children in facts and focuses on memorization. Our young students read at an accelerated level, perform advanced math, and are exceptional spellers. Our older students will learn logic, oratory, and rhetoric, which are all designed to create free-thinkers and students who are able to persuasively advocate and communicate their ideas, both verbally and by the written word. While we are not focused on any standardized test criteria, nationwide studies show that our students, trained in the classical model, will out-perform other students on the SAT and ACT.
We are overwhelmingly excited about what the future holds. We believe that, as more families become aware of what our school has to offer for their children, Ascension Classical School will continue to grow at an accelerated rate. We have already seen this growth for this coming school year.
In order move forward, we are now raising the significant funds necessary for the building process, both by looking inward among the families already committed to the vision of our school and by seeking funding through the generosity of our larger community. We greatly appreciate your consideration of our situation and needs and recognize that no donation is too small and that every gift counts and matters. If you would like to contribute to our efforts, please click on the “donate” button below and follow the instructions or contact Alexander Mijalis at 318.469.8161.
As a reminder, Ascension Classical School is a tax-exempt entity organized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. If you have any questions or desire more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.