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Teach lower school at Ascend.

Learn about Ascend's lower school program, and apply to join our growing team of elementary educators.

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Our lower school approach


Lead Ascend students on the first steps of their intellectual journey.

Ascend lower school teachers blend teacher-led instruction, cognitively-guided instruction (CGI), and college-style discussion from the earliest grades to establish a foundation of strong basic skills in early literacy, conceptual understanding in math, critical thinking, intellectual drive, and enthusiasm for learning.

Our lower schools' warm and supportive cultural model rooted in Responsive Classroom allows you to foster children’s social and emotional competencies, obviating the reliance on punitive consequences. and build calm classroom communities that nurture students' sense of belonging.

Ascend's rigorous professional development program offers meaningful growth opportunities for all our staff—from new teachers to experienced educators. We know that developing our educators is the best way to foster academic excitement and engagement in our students from the earliest age.

Apply now to join our team as a lower school teacher.

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Step into Ascend with Mr. St. Jean


It's June 18, 2018 at Brooklyn Ascend Lower School. Join Mr. St. Jean in his fourth grade classroom as he leads his students through a Shared Text (close reading) lesson.

Lower school program overview


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