Brownsville Ascend Lower

1501 Pitkin Avenue

The Ascend Difference:


Students are exposed to an ambitious curriculum that instills confidence and sparks creativity.

Students of all backgrounds are valued, respected, and feel a sense of belonging.

Students are empowered to develop essential knowledge, skills and agency needed to succeed in college and beyond.

School buildings with spacious, light-filled classrooms and common spaces where students can learn collaboratively.

Our schools are rooted in our Brooklyn community.

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Brownsville Ascend Lower School opened in 2009. The school enrolls 586 students in grades K through 4, in the majestically renovated historic Pitkin Theater, located in CSD 23.

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