Ascent Classical™ Academy


Opening Fall 2024 to serve grades K-8, adding one grade each year until reaching K-12 matriculation.

We are now enrolling!

About Ascent Classical™ Academy
of Irmo

Ascent Classical™ Academies develop within its students the moral and intellectual skills, habits, and virtues upon which independent, responsible, and joyful lives are built, in the firm belief that such lives are the basis for a free and flourishing republic.

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Ascent Classical™ Academy of Irmo Announces Campus Mascot

March 13, 2023 • Irmo, South Carolina Ascent Classical™ Academy of Irmo is pleased to announce the selection of its campus mascot, the Centurions! Click here to learn more. 

Colorado-Based Ascent Classical™ Campus Receives Performance Honor

February 22, 2024 • Golden, Colorado   In December 2023, Ascent Classical Academy of Douglas County (ACADC) was recognized as one of thirteen schools that received a “Performance with Distinction” rating for the 2022-2023 academic year by its authorizer, the Colorado...

Ascent Classical™ Academies Hires ACA Irmo Headmaster

February 13, 2024 • Golden, Colorado Ascent Classical™ Academies (ACA) announces Anna Unversaw as the inaugural Headmaster for its Irmo, South Carolina, campus. The campus is one of two schools opening in Fall 2024 and the first two South Carolina campuses for ACA,...

Ascent Classical™ Academy announces location for K-12 charter school opening in Fall 2024

December 21, 2023 • Irmo, South Carolina  Ascent Classical™ Academy of Irmo is under contract for a 32-acre property located north of Koon Road between I-26 and US-176 in Irmo, South Carolina.  The site will be developed in several phases over the next few years...

ACA Irmo Awarded State Grant for Fall 2024 Opening

October 13, 2023 • Irmo, South Carolina The South Carolina Department of Education recently awarded Ascent Classical™ Academy of Irmo a Planning and Implementation sub-grant for $900,000 over the next three years. Ascent Classical™ Academies secured two of...

Ascent Classical Academies Receives Unanimous Approval for Four New Schools in South Carolina

April 26, 2023 • Columbia, South Carolina  The Charter Institute at Erskine Governing Board voted unanimously to approve Ascent Classical™ Academies’ applications for four new charter schools in Fort Mill, Irmo/Chapin, the Charleston metro area, and the Upstate...

Ascent Classical™ Academies Submits New Charter School Applications

February 17, 2023 • Columbia, South Carolina  For immediate release  Ascent Classical™ Academies, a network of tuition-free, K-12 classical charter schools, recently submitted four applications for new campuses across South Carolina, with the first several...

What are the Liberal Arts and Why is this Education Indispensable for Our Children and Country?

Translated from the Latin, artes liberals, the liberal arts are those subjects or skills that in classical antiquity were considered essential and worthy for a free man in order to take an active part in civic life. This time-tested and traditional view stands in...

The Pursuit of Truth at a Time of Unrest

As a nation, our conscience was pricked by the horrific death of George Floyd and the collective outrage of American citizens speaks well of us as a country. History has many examples of countries, governments, and citizens which do not regard human suffering as...

Counting Our Blessings

At a time when good news seems hard to come by, I want to take a moment to highlight a few of the positives that we, as a classical learning community, can hold on to and cherish even during this difficult time. While this is not how any of our students and families...