School Reopening Plan:

Ascend scholars will start the year learning remotely beginning September 8th - November 24th

Click here for the: Ascend Public Charter Schools 2020-21 SUNY Plan - 8.14.2020


Welcome to Bushwick Ascend Lower School

The mission of every Ascend school is to equip our students with the knowledge, confidence, and character to succeed in college and beyond.


By offering a rich liberal arts education in a supportive environment, we animate children’s natural sense of curiosity and prepare students to think on their own, thrive on their own, and engage the world as informed, responsible citizens.





Welcome New BWLS Families!

Please click below for a virtual welcome to our school.  We hope this introduction gives you a sense of our school environment and culture. 





September 8 - November 24

 BWLS scholars (K-4) will begin the 2020-21 school year with 100% remote learning instruction from September 8 (1st day of school) through November 24.  Below are resources to support with remote learning instruction during this time.

Remote Learning Resources

  • Return to School Family Guide


Refer to this document for answers regarding curriculum, assessments, special education services, ENL services, social services, operations,  culture, specials (dance, music, art, and Science).

  • Questions about the school calendar, enrollment, attendance, transportation, school food, etc.?  Email

Returning October 2020
  • Click here for Grade K
  • Click here for Grade 1
  • Click here for Grade 2
  • Click here for Grade 3
  • Click here for Grade 4
School uniforms
Our uniform policy can be found here.

Purchase your scholar's uniform at The League Brand

Uniform Expectations: 

  • Remote Learning: Scholars will not be expected to wear uniforms during remote instruction.  Scholars will be expected to be dressed appropriately for “virtual” school.  No Pajamas!

  • In-person: Scholars will be expected to attend school in-person in full uniform, when in-person instruction resumes. 

Parent reminders letter - Coming Soon!

Our school schedule, bus procedures, main office and staff communication, arrival & dismissal, classroom visits, lost & found info, etc. can be found here.

Update your contact information TODAY!

We want to make sure you are connected with the school to receive all important updates for your scholar. Email if you should need to make changes to your contact information. 

OPT-IN to text messaging

Our school utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone, with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more.

You can participate in this free service just by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our school’s short code number 67587.

New to Ascend?

Learn more about applying here.

School Year 20-21 Calendar 
View the school calendar here.
School Schedule
September - November 2020 
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