Coronavirus update: All Ascend schools are closed effective Monday, March 16th until at least Monday, April 20th. Click here to access the latest information from Ascend Public Charter Schools.


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.

This month at BWLS
School year 19-20 calendar
View the official school calendar here.
Parent Calendar
March 2020
View this month's school calendar here.

The New York City Department of Education offers free breakfast and lunch to all NYC public school students. 

Our school receives funds to support our programs based on the information you submit. 

Download the School Food App to view menus and submit reviews.

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.

Attention families

We will notify you by telephone regarding changes in arrival and dismissal.

Winter weather & school closure notices:

In case of school closings, please listen to the news for NYC Public School closings not for Bushwick Ascend Lower School.  
  • Call 311 or check online
  • Sign-up to receive emails and/or texts 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. 

Visit the contact page and send us an email with any contact updates to ensure that we have your most updated contact information. Be sure we have your correct email address.

School closure break work packets
Click the links below for work packets your scholar should complete during our school closure. Additional resources can be found on the Parent Resources page.

Grade 4 review packets

Grade 3 review packets

School uniforms

Our uniform policy can be found here.

Physical Education & Dance Uniform Schedule

You can purchase your scholar's uniform at:

Who should I speak to for what? 

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).  

Parent reminders letter

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

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


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