Royal Oaks Magazine, July 2016
ROL: Tell us about the school and its history.
Ascension Episcopal School was established in 1972 as a parish day school under the leadership of Rev. Sidney J. Gervais at Ascension Episcopal Church. We are a Christian community committed to guiding each child toward academic excellence while promoting Christian values and cultivating their God-given talents. We teach and develop each of our students in the spiritual, intellectual, physical, social and emotional areas of the personality to an optimum level appropriate for the child’s age and abilities.
ROL: Provide us with ages and class size.
AES provides education for children ages 3 months to 5th Grade. We currently have 195 students at our school. Our school classes average 9 students per class, providing our students with a low student to teacher ratio.
ROL: Tell us about your principal.
Our Head of School, Nancy Clausey, has been leading our AES family for 7 years. Mrs. Clausey is passionate about the success of all of her students. Walk through our school campus and you will see her talking with her students about a recent athletic event or visiting a classroom to learn about the latest science experiment.
ROL: What sets your school apart from others in the area? What are the benefits to the child?
It is rare to have a private stand-alone elementary school. We believe these early years are a time to discover, play, and explore in a dynamic learning environment. We drill math, science and labs but also purposefully preserve music, physical education, Spanish, art, and handwriting. AES concentrates on the elementary years so every graduate is accepted to their middle school of choice. AES offers a unique blend of traditional education methods and modern techniques as we focus on providing small class sizes to assure individual attention while building leadership skills and confidence. Small class size alone does not ensure a good education- our teachers, school leadership, diverse community and a huge amount of parent involvement are important factors to our school’s success. AES provides a nurturing and diverse community where our students thrive. Everyone knows everybody. Our school is a family!
ROL: Anything unique your school has to offer to the children (afterschool sports, extended care, art program, etc.)
AES offers after-school clubs to our students including science, art, fencing, dance, martial arts, and cooking. Our sports program includes PreK-5th grade soccer, basketball, baseball and softball. We have many traditions we celebrate such as International Day, Rodeo Day, and many family oriented events and chapel ceremonies.
ROL: What morals and values are you trying to instill in the students as they move through your school?
Character development and spiritual education are an integral part of the Ascension Episcopal School curriculum at all age levels. It is crucial that each of our students feel cared for and that they are learning to care for others as well. AES is truly a community of mutually respectful, caring, and involved parents, staff, and students who are partners in the education of the whole child.
ROL: If a resident is interested in getting more information about your school, how can they contact you?
Ascension Episcopal School
2525 Seagler Road
Houston, Texas 77042
Phone: (713) 783-0260