Join Us For Open House Night


Open House Night is the perfect opportunity to visit our campus and learn more about the Ascension Advantage! For families who are newly enrolled or considering Ascension, this evening offers a unique time to become more connected with our community!

Open House: Sunday, November 17, 2:00-4:00 PM

1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks

No RSVP required, please stop by the welcome table near the covered lunch area.

Not able to make Open House, but interested in learning more about our programs?

Complete the form below to get more information.

Open House RSVP - Fall 2019

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, November 14, 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 will gain insights from our experienced teachers on kindergarten readiness and keys for a successful year.

Children are invited next door to explore fun and engaging science centers led by our fabulous pre-school teachers. Pizza dinner will be served.

There is no charge, but space is limited. RSVP using the form below!

TK/Kindergarten Exploration Night 2019

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    *Participants must be 5 or turning 5 by the end of December 2019.

Join us for Open House Night


Open House Night is the perfect opportunity to see all that our students accomplish in a year! For families who are newly enrolled or considering Ascension, this evening offers a unique time to become more connected with our community!

Open House: Wednesday, May 29, 6:00-7:00 PM

1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks

During Open House, you are encouraged to explore campus – visit classrooms, tour special art and science displays, visit the Book Fair, and meet some of our current families and make new friends! Please note, while you will have opportunities to visit the classrooms and chat briefly with teachers, it is suggested that you schedule a conference if you would like focused time with a teacher to have your questions answered.

No RSVP required, please stop by the welcome table near the covered lunch area.

Not able to make Open House, but interested in learning more about our programs?

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 confers on Ascension Lutheran School a number of benefits, including membership in an ever-expanding network of more than 450 like-minded spaces nationwide. Certified Nature Explore Classrooms foster highly effective, nature-based outdoor learning. 

“Ascension Lutheran School’s commitment to providing research-based and nature-rich learning offers a wonderful example to programs and educators throughout the country,” said Heather Fox, director of communications and outreach for the Nature Explore program. “These spaces inspire hands-on activity, creativity, play and plenty of time exploring the natural world for children of all ages.”

These unique outdoor classrooms offer interactive, open-ended materials and elements that allow them to use their creativity, imaginations and initiative. Research consistently shows that children who learn and grow in Nature Explore Classrooms exhibit enhanced concentration, develop creativity and problem-solving techniques, manage stress in healthy ways and develop skills across the spectrum of academic and creative learning.

Nature Explore Classrooms have been developed by a team of master educators, landscape architects and researchers in response to the documented growing disconnect between children and nature. The classrooms help fill this void by integrating research-based outdoor learning opportunities into children’s daily lives. Classrooms that are designed according to standards and principles described in Dimensions Educational Research Foundation’s Learning With Nature Ideas Book are eligible to become Certified Nature Explore Classrooms.

Read more about the certification on the Nature Explore website. https://certified.natureexplore.org/ascension-lutheran-school/

About Dimensions Educational Research Foundation: The mission of the Dimensions Educational Research Foundationis to transform children’s lives through meaningful daily connections with nature. Its Nature Explore team provides research-based outdoor classroom design services, educator workshops and natural products. More information about Dimensions is available at http://www.dimensionsfoundation.org/

Blue – A Feature Documentary


BLUE is an important feature documentary that takes us on a provocative journey into the ocean realm, witnessing a critical moment in time when the marine world is on a precipice. Featuring passionate advocates for ocean preservation, BLUE takes us into their world where the story of our changing ocean is unfolding. We meet those who are defending habitats, campaigning for smarter fishing, combating marine pollution and fighting for the protection of keystone species. This film comes at a time when we are making critical decisions that will decide the legacy we leave for generations to come. BLUE shows us there is a way forward and the time to act is now.      

Ascension Lutheran Church and School invites you to a special screening of Blue on April 17, at 7 PM in the sanctuary.

As a church and school committed to finding ways that we can come together to protect God’s beautiful creation, this film provides a great way for us to engage with our community in conversations about how we can be part of the solution. “Our program at Ascension Lutheran School teaches our students to be good stewards of the Earth,” says Middle School Science Teacher, Katie Gerrans, “In science class, we have conversations about caring for our planet that have led the students to take actionable changes in their habits such as an extensive recycling program on campus. We are excited to continue learning and discovering how we can protect the oceans for future generations and doing so in a forum that invites our neighbors in the community to consider these issues as well.” 

Annual Tomato Sale!


Our annual tomato plant sale kicks off today, April 5, from 2:30- 5:30 p.m. in the Ascension garden! We have hundreds of tomatoes, with nearly 30 varieties of heirloom & hybrid tomatoes, all planted by our students! Sales will also be held Sundays the 7th & 14th from 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. All earnings go towards our school garden and outdoor programs. Hope to see you there!

Ascension Lutheran School Referral Program


Friends wanted! We know that our best marketing comes from parents talking to other parents about our school. To reward your efforts we are offering a new incentive program. Current families who refer another family for a tour will receive a $40 Dennis Uniform gift card. The tour must write the referring family’s name on the interest form at the tour to receive credit.

If the family enrolls, then the referring family will receive $1,000 off tuition. The $1000 will be applied in $100 increments for each month the new family is enrolled until the 10 months is reached, for a total of $1,000. If the new family leaves the school before the 10 months is complete, then the referring family will receive $100 month for the total number of months that the new family was in attendance. For example, if the new family attends six months, the referring family would receive $600 off tuition.

If you have any questions, or require further information please contact Tamara Nowlin at tnowlin@alschool.org. Thank you!

Hill and Woolsey Fires – How Can We Help?


The Hill Fire and Woolsey Fire have greatly impacted our community. We want to mobilize our Ascension family to be able to help one another in this time of need. Please take a moment to complete this form and let us know what your needs are.
  • How can we help you?

    We want to be able to support our families and friends in any way we can during this time. Please complete this section if you have any needs. Your Ascension family loves you and wants to help!
    check all that apply
  • Please provide any specifics that would help us be able to better meet your needs.
  • Please tell us how we can pray for you.

Welcome to Your House!


Today our school launched a new initiative to further enhance the already amazing climate and culture of our school.

We are implementing the “House System” in which every student and staff member will take part to create a strong community of learners. Through this initiative, each student will be sorted into a house. These houses will have students of all grade levels in them as well as a variety of staff members. Students and staff will stay in the same house for the duration of their time here at Ascension Lutheran School.

Students and staff will work together throughout the year and beyond, to build strong bonds and relationships that will allow them to feel more connected to our school. Our goal is for students to feel as if they truly know all the staff and students in our school and that we are united as one.

Each house represents a specific fruit of the spirit.  Our four houses are JOY, PEACE, KINDNESS, and FAITHFULNESS and will work together to represent the quality they represent with pride. Houses will meet throughout the year to participate in team bonding activities, work on Habitudes and complete special projects together.

Students will also be earning points for their houses. Points are a way that we will be reinforcing the positive behavior exhibited by our amazing students. There will even be some friendly house competitions throughout the year to see who will be our eventual “House Champion” for the school year.

We encourage families to participate in this experience as well. Ask your children about their house, show pride in their house by wearing house colors or coming to our assemblies and get involved in our awesome community. Our school community is not just the students and staff, but you, the parents, as well!  We look forward to working together with you to grow our community.

Take a look at the link below for our introduction video that we premiered to all of our students!

Join Us at our 5th Annual High School Fair!


Choosing the Right School for You – Ascension Lutheran School is hosting its 4th annual “High School Fair” on Thursday, October 24, from 7:00-8:00 PM in Founder’s Hall. This is a great opportunity to get information on private, public, and online high schools as you determine which school is the right fit for you! This event is open to our school families, church families, and the community. Come and take advantage of this great opportunity to explore over a dozen high schools in a short time frame!

High Schools in Attendance: Oaks Christian, La Reina, Louisville, Crespi, Chaminade, Vista Del Real Charter, Century Academy School, Newbury Park High School, Thousand Oaks High School, Westlake High School, Villanova Prep, Grace Brethren, La Reina, Saint Bonaventure High School, Hillcrest Christian.