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.
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.
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.
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
Our uniform policy can be found here.
You can purchase your scholar's uniform at:
The League Brand - School & Gym Uniform
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
Questions about the school calendar, enrollment, attendance, transportation, school food, etc.?
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