Ascension Lutheran School is dedicated to nurturing each student, providing academic excellence and creating bold, compassionate leaders who inspire and serve others in their walk with Jesus Christ.




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We have been committed to growing bold, compassionate leaders for over 50 years, discover what makes our program and our students stand out.

The Ascension Advantage

The Arts

Students discover and develop their talents in Performing Arts through music, choirs, acting, instruments, and more.

Performing Arts



Ascension offers team sports for grades 5 & 6 and competes in the Tri-Valley Christian Athletic League.


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Elementary (TK-4)

A strong academic foundation for young emerging leaders.

Elementary TK-4


Middle School (5-6)


Nature Explorer (TK-6)

Discover the exploring and learning taking place outdoors!

Teaching Garden and Outdoor Classroom


Infant & Toddler Program

A loving and nurturing environment for our youngest learners.

Infant & Toddler Center


Preschool Program

Children are in a loving environment where they are nurtured and can grow as they explore the world around them.

Preschool Program


Nature Explore (Infant-5 years)

Our Outdoor Classroom is a place where children can experience science, math, literature, music, and art in nature.

Nature Explore Program

Welcome to Ascension!


Ascension Lutheran School is dedicated to nurturing each student, providing academic excellence, and creating bold, compassionate leaders, who inspire and serve others in their walk with Jesus Christ.

If you want excellence for your child, Ascension Lutheran School will provide just that!

How do I know this?

The Excellence of Leadership

I had the privilege of serving as Principal of Ascension Lutheran School from 2007-2013, where I witnessed powerful teaching and learning throughout my tenure. It is an honor to return this year to serve as Interim Principal and continue to support this powerful teaching and learning, as the School Board implements a Nationwide Principal search. The goal of the search is to find a principal who is a match for our school culture and community, who leads with competence and passion while providing excellence in instructional leadership.

The Excellence of Teachers 

The core values of this staff and their commitment to living them each day are truly inspirational. They are dedicated, nurture for wholeness, expect academic excellence, emphasize leadership, strive to be an inspiration, train servant leaders while being committed to discipleship,  in the name of Jesus Christ. The Ascension teachers, hold themselves to a high standard of providing a rigorous and relevant education while valuing relationships and faith. The Ascension teacher exemplifies the type of teacher every child deserves.

The Excellence of Our Hallmarks

The six years, that I served, as principal for our school, were the major blessed years of my 30 years of working in Education,for so many reasons! As I return this year I am finding that Ascension has remained  true to evolving into a school that prepares students for the 21st century. They use technology as a tool in all aspects of teaching and learning.  We are WASC accredited, and Nature Explore certified. We use critical inquiry as we grow complex thinkers thinkers and problem solvers. Our campus remains exciting as it holds such great spaces for learning inside and outside. Some of those spaces are…engaging classrooms, the Sanctuary, OutdoorClassroom, Garden and Maker Space, Music Room and Gym.

Looking Forward

I am looking forward to my role, as Interim, as I actively support our work of always improving student learning and aspiring to continue to bringing our mission and vision to fruition,for each and every child.

Excited to lead, inspire and serve!

Diann Lavik

Interim Principal

Event Highlights

Giving Tuesday/ Annual Fund

News and Announcements

Join the Legacy!

Add your legacy to the One Ascension Walkway, which will join the campus to the new Early Childhood Center. Engrave your brick with your family name, your favorite Bible verse or inspirational quote, or honor a special teacher. Click here to purchase your paver/brick today:

TK and Kindergarten Exploration Night

Pre-K Students and their parents are invited to join us for this special event! Join us for Kindergarten Exploration and Science Night on Thursday, January 23, from 5:30-7:00 PM at Ascension Lutheran School (1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks). This is an excellent opportunity to get a glimpse of the wonderful world of kindergarten! Parents […]

Ascension Lutheran School Receives National Recognition as a Certified Nature Explore Classroom

Ascension Lutheran School’s TK-8 campus has earned national recognition as a Certified Nature Explore Classroom from the Nature Explore program, which is a division of nonprofit Dimensions Educational Research Foundation. This is the second Certified Nature Explore Classroom for Ascension Lutheran School. The Early Childhood Center Nature Explore Classroom received certification in 2010. This certification […]

You’re Invited – Open Tour Days

Have you ever wondered if your child’s school is the best fit? Take 30 minutes of your spring break next week to find out if Ascension could be a better choice for your child! OPEN TOUR DAYS: next Tuesday and Wednesday (the 16-17th) from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. No appointment necessary- just stop by! *We will […]

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