How do your graduates do in the transition to high school?


We are often asked the question – “How do your graduates do in the transition to high school?”. While we have always had the general sense that they transition extremely well academically, socially, and emotionally, we decided to ask our alumni directly for their honest assessment. Included below are the unfiltered responses we received:

“I felt well equipped to go to a big public school after going to Ascension. After being at ascension for so long their core values were deeply rooted in me. I went to TOHS being kind to everyone, and that really helped me make friends. I was also really prepared, academically, for the new school. Ascension helped me and prepared me well for the next step of my life.”

-Silje, class of 2017

“Ascension prepared me for high school by not only teaching me important academic lessons but important life lessons as well. While I learned how to properly manage my time and how to study correctly, I also learned how to love people like Jesus did and how to be compassionate to those around me. Without Ascension and their caring teachers (who are like family to me), I would not be the person I am today.”

– Sarah, Class of 2016

“Ascension gave me a sense of family. I grew up with some students since I was in Preschool, and I am still friends with many today. I consider the friends I made at Ascension as Family more than friends. Ascension, while small in size, is big in heart, and I wouldn’t trade those years for anything else.

– Michael, Class of 2015

“Ascension was a great environment to grow up in. I spent 8 years learning, growing, & becoming closer with my classmates and teachers. I think since it was such a safe/trustworthy environment to grow up in the transition to public high school was a bit hard. Once school began, I made plenty of friends using the skills Ascension has taught me. Ascension also taught me tips and tricks to help me get through my classes. I can honestly say that Ascension thoroughly prepared me for high school.”

– Angelina, Class of 2015

Interested in learning more about Ascension’s Middle School Program? We encourage you to schedule a tour, and attend our upcoming “Made to Thrive: Growing Strong through the Tween Years