Update:  All Ascend schools are closed for summer recess break effective Monday, June 15th.  We are busy planning to safely welcome our scholars back to school in the fall.  We are available via phone and email throughout the summer.  Please visit the Contact us page for our phone number and email address.  


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.

Preparing for the new school year

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. 





Summer work packets
July - August 2020 
Below are grade specific summer homework packets to help keep our scholars engaged and excited about learning this summer. These homework packets offer a rich array of learning activities and are similar to the high quality learning activities that we have provided in the past. Scholars are expected to complete summer homework before the first day of
school in the fall. 
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Family Newsletter: End-of-Year Information

View the newsletter here.

Archived newsletters are here.

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.

School Virtual Summer Office Hours:
Scheduled on Mondays & Wednesdays via the RingCentral video conference application. To visit BWLS staff during our virtual school office hours please access the Ring Central video conference links below.  Operations staff will be available if you should need to speak to someone on our team. 
• AM SESSION: 10:00 –11:00 AM 
• PM SESSION: 2:00 – 3:00 PM https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/1498941314
School Year 2021 Calendar 
View the school calendar here.
New school year readiness packet
View information about preparing for the new school year here.
School uniforms

Our uniform policy can be found here.

Coming Soon! Physical Education & Dance Uniform Schedule

Purchase your scholar's uniform at:

  • The League Brand - School & Gym Uniform

Who should I speak to for what? - Coming Soon!

Click here for questions about our program.  Refer to this document for answers regarding curriculum, assessments, special education services, ENL services, social services, operations,  culture, specials (dance, music, art, Spanish, and Science).  

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

Email bwls_ops@ascendlearning.org.

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 bwls_ops@ascendlearning.org 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.

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