Our School History
Howard Davis’ vision to begin a classical school in southeast Shreveport became a reality in 2014 when twelve founding families took a leap of faith and prayerfully worked together to open Ascension Classical School. Howard had already found success with his first school, Providence Classical Academy in Bossier City, growing the student population from 20 students in 2005 to over 100 students in 2009. Providence’s current enrollment is greater than 400 students in grades K4-12th.
The rapid growth in the student population of PCA led Howard and the founding families to believe that there would be interest amongst the Shreveport community for a school focusing on cultivating on a love of learning centered on a love for God.
With this belief, Ascension Classical School was born. Relying heavily on Mr. Davis’ invaluable assistance and knowledge, Ascension began its inaugural year with one teacher and thirteen kindergarten students in August 2014. Four years later, ACS has grown to sixty-seven students enrolled in grades K-3rd, five classroom teachers, a Headmaster and an administrative assistant. Along with a rigorous academic curriculum, ACS also offers Art, Music, and P.E. to all students. Ascension Classical School has a board of directors with seven members who meet monthly to oversee the operations of the school.