Families, please note that school will start earlier in the 2021-2022 year for our students, beginning on August 16. This change will add 11 days of learning for CALS students. We are making a change to the academic calendar because students have lost many hours of school this past year. Also, adding instructional time to next year’s calendar will benefit all Ascend students and allow us to begin mitigating post-pandemic impacts sooner. We believe every extra hour of learning matters in preparing our students for success in college and beyond. Please read the letter from our CSO Brandon Sorlie and CEO Lisa Margosian, available in English, Spanish, and Creole.

Please use this link to access our Family Google Resource Folder.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please reach out to CALS Ops


Welcome to Canarsie 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.

School year calendar 21-22

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Attention families: We will notify you by telephone regarding changes in arrival, dismissal, and school closings.

CALS Expanded Calendar - Last Updated 08/31/21
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