Encourage Independent Learners

For more than 100 years, Ascension School has provided exceptional, Catholic education to the children of Oak Park and the surrounding neighborhoods. Today Ascension School is a welcoming community of families and educators who have come together in  the spirit of love, kindness and respect. As Principal, I look forward to partnering with families to help each child reach his/her academic potential, enjoy the rich traditions of our faith and discover the joy of learning together.  


I thank you for taking the time to learn more about Ascension School, and our compassionate community of students, faculty and families who strive for the very best for our kids..


- Mrs. Maureen O’Neill Nielsen, Principal