The newest international school to hit the Bombay education scene, Ascend has been divisive among the parents who are considering it for their little ones. The downside is that Ascend is brand new, and therefore has no proven success rates with college acceptance, or a long-standing reputation, so it’s deemed to be a risky choice. But parents of Ascend students assure us that they are thrilled with their decision. The school is a harbinger of the forward-thinking, holistic educational programs we love, which incorporate lessons like social responsibility and collaborative learning into its curricula. We’re excited to see that more parents are welcoming the progressive approach to education embodied by Ascend.