Ascension of Our Lord Secondary School, a Catholic High School in Malton
Ascension of Our Lord Secondary School is the only Catholic high school in the Malton area of northeast Mississauga, offering schooling for grades 9-12. There are currently approximately 840 students registered at this medium sized, strategically located facility.
As with most Catholic high schools, students here are required to wear uniforms while attending classes.
Ascension of Our Lord CSS was founded in 1976, and it has gradually expanded enrollment, staff, and facilities over the years. Today the school offers a wide assortment of academic courses for students.
Specialized Academic Programs
The Dual Credits program provides grade 11 and 12 students with an opportunity to earn both college and non-compulsory secondary credits at the same time. Credits earned count towards a students’ Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), and towards a postsecondary certificate, diploma, degree, or a Certificate of Apprenticeship.
Ascension participates in the Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program, with a focus on Business.
Although only Core French is offered at this school, Extended French instruction is available at nearby St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School in Brampton.
Ascension CSS provides extensive English as a Second Language (ESL) programs led by teachers with substantial experience working with students in ESL.
The school also offers the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP), where students can learn skilled trades through an apprenticeship system.
Further reading: List of special programs available in Ontario high schools.
Elementary schools in Malton that “feed” Ascension of Our Lord Secondary include:
- Holy Cross
- St. Raphael
Address & Contact Information
Address: 7640 Anaka Dr
Mississauga, ON. L4T 3H7
Phone number: 905-676-1287
School Board: Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board
School Type: Separate High School
Academic Calendar: Semesters
School Size: students: 840
Religious Affiliation: Christian-Catholic
Foundation Year: 1976
School Uniform: YES
Language of Instruction: English
For a school built nearly 50 years ago, this facility offers modern architecture that provides students with a good assortment of classrooms and work spaces.
ASCEN also features rooms for drama and art, various spaces for its music department, a single gymnasium, a fitness centre, science labs, a chapel, and computer study areas.
Ascension CSS has long had a reputation of not having any real facilities for track and field, but all that is about to change.
Coming Soon: New Track and Field
Ascension will be getting a new state-of-the-art running track and soccer field facility which is scheduled to open in 2024. This new addition will feature an artificial turf field and a synthetic four-lane track.
It will be located in Anaka Park, which is directly behind the school.
The facility, which will be used by the school and school board during school hours and will be open to use by the general public on evenings, weekends and holidays.
The new addition is being built by the City of Mississauga in partnership with the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board.
Team & Individual Sports
Ascension CSS has a solid athletics program (Eagles), including:
- Cross-country Running
- Fast Pitch Softball
- Field Hockey
- Flag Football
- Table Tennis
- Track & Field
The school also offers a wide assortment of extracurricular clubs for students, including:
- AV Club
- Black African Caribbean Student Alliance
- Book Club
- Chaplaincy Team
- Chess Club
- Computer Club
- Drama Club
- ECO Team
- Fishing Club
- Malibu Blue Club
- Model UN
- Music Ministry
- Performing Arts Club
- Photography Club
- Reading Club
- Robotics Club
- Student Council
- Weight Room Club
- Yearbook Club
- YES4MH Club
Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Secondary School Ranking
This Catholic high school has scored slightly below average in the Fraser Institute’s annual ranking. This year’s score was 5.9 out of a possible 10, and the school is tied for 440th place out of 739 high schools in the province of Ontario. Compare school rankings in Mississauga.
School and Nearby Amenities
Ascension CSS is located on Anaka Drive, near Derry Road and Airport Road. Ascension has outdoor track and field areas, and a single gymnasium.
The school is located in the heart of Malton. The western boundary of the City of Toronto is very close. While ASCEN is situated in a residential area, there are considerable industrial and commercial neighbourhoods nearby.
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Ascension has a large catchment area including the entirety of Malton, a portion of Brampton on its northern boundary, Highway 401 on its southern side, as far as Hurontario St. on the western edge, and Highway 427 on its eastern edge.
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data is up-to-date. It’s important to note, however, that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify exact boundaries or school locations, contact your school board.
Ascension of Our Lord Secondary School is the only Catholic high school serving the Malton area of Mississauga. While its Fraser Intitute grades are only average, the school has a good reputation for academics, sports, and extracurricular program and clubs.
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