Welcome to Lefferts Gardens 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.

Vote to Make Your Voice Heard

One of the most important elections of our generations is coming up this November. Make sure that you’re not left out and your voice is heard! Who we elect as the next President will matter greatly in the area of education, women’s rights, immigration, prison reform, crime, healthcare access and so many other issues that impact our communities.


Election Day is right around the corner, and we need to make sure that our voices are heard!

Please use this page to find info on voting deadlines and links to, register to vote, and request your absentee/vote-by-mail ballots. Use this site to make a voting plan to ensure that your voice is heard!

If you haven’t already registered to vote, the deadline to register is October 9th!

If you are planning to vote by absentee ballot, do it early! There are delays with the postal system, so make sure to request and mail your ballots ASAP! You can also drop off your ballots at any NYC Board of Elections office now, at early voting sites from October 24th-November 1st, and at any polling site on Election Day.

Become a poll worker: The New York City Board of Elections is actively seeking poll workers for the upcoming election. You can earn up to $2800 by working up to ten days during early voting and on Election Day. To apply to be a poll worker, click here

LGA September Calendar 
Ascend Reopening Plan Update - 09/22/20
Ascend will continue until November 24th, at least, with remote learning. We will continually update this information as the weeks progress.

Busing information

Office of Pupil Transportation:

Ph: 718-392-8855

Attention Families:

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

Census outreach

2020 census is critical for receiving funding and congressional representation. We believe it is imperative to encourage all of our families to complete the census. The census is important because:

  • the results determine how BILLIONS of dollars in federal funding flow into our state and our communities. The more people fill out the census, the more money we will receive for our schools, health clinics, roads, libraries, and more.

  • the results determine how many seats in Congress New York will get. More seats = more representation from Brooklyn in Washington DC.

  • it’s part of our constitutional rights. The US population has been counted every 10 years since 1790—it is our right to be counted.

The census is:

  • quick and easy: it takes just a few moments to complete. Here is the link to respond

  • still open: you can still complete the census today!

safe and secure: The U.S. Census Bureau keeps your answers safe and private.

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