School Life



With three separate campuses, we often have unique transportation needs for our students to travel between campuses.  Morning bus transportation between our campuses is available for a yearly fee. Afternoon buses are available at no cost from our Downtown Campus to Whitney Bank; however, there is an annual fee to ride the Downtown Campus to Sugar Mill Pond Campus bus.  All students must sign up ahead of time to ride any of our buses. 


Bus Services:
Ascension Morning Bus (offered for a fee)
Leaves Sugar Mill Pond Campus at 6:35 a.m. 
- Destination: River Ranch Campus
Leaves River Ranch Campus at 6:55 a.m.
- Destination: Downtown Campus
Leaves Downtown Campus at 7:15 a.m.
- Destination: River Ranch Campus
Leaves River Ranch at 7:35 a.m. 
- Destination: Sugar Mill Pond Campus, arrives at 7:55 a.m.
Leaves Downtown Campus at 2:20 and 2:25 p.m. 
- Destination:  Hancock Whitney Bank at 1301 Camellia Blvd. (free of charge)
Ascension DT TO SMP BUS: (offered for a fee)
Leaves Downtown Campus at 2:30 p.m. 
- Destination: Sugar Mill Pond Campus

Ascension SMP BUS:
Leaves Sugar Mill Pond Campus at 3:10 p.m. 
- Destination River Ranch Campus. (approx. arrival 3:25 p.m.) then Downtown Campus (approx arrival 3:40 p.m.) (free of charge)

Questions about buses can be directed to

Student Drivers

Students with valid licenses may drive to school, after-­school events, or weekend school events. Responsible driving is expected at all times. Seniors, faculty, and visitors are to park in the main parking lot. All other students must park in the gym parking lot. Students may not be in the parking lot or go to their cars during the school day without the school office’s express permission. Violations of driving/parking rules may lead to the loss of campus driving privileges.
For the safety of all, cell phone use is prohibited when dropping off or picking up your child.

Parent Drop-off & Pick-up

Each campus has specific carpool routes and protocol for morning drop off and afternoon pickup. Please refer to the resource section on your Blackbaud account for campus specifics.

River Ranch Campus

Grades: PK3 - K
401 Silverstone Road
Lafayette, LA 70508
337-233-9748, ext 3

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Downtown Campus

Grades: 1 - 7
1030 Johnston Street
Lafayette, LA 70501
337-233-9748, ext. 2

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Sugar Mill Pond Campus

Grades: 8 - 12
1800 Chemin Metairie
Youngsville, LA 70592
337-233-9748, ext. 1

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P. 337-233-9748
F. 337-269-9768
Main Address:
1030 Johnston Street
Lafayette, Louisiana, 70501


P. 337-233-9748 x 501
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