"We at Ashbrook Independent School believe that educational excellence results when there exist in combination outstanding teachers, clearly defined expectations as reflected in a sequential arts-and-sciences curriculum, small class size, and a well-equipped learning environment.
Students learn not only the joy of discovery, but also traditional values such as courtesy, enterprise, self mastery, and the importance of each student accepting responsibility for his or her own life. In our programs we support the Jeffersonian ideal of free men interacting voluntarily for the common good. Our hope is that in habits of mind an Ashbrook graduate will be ready for the twenty-first century: open minded and curious, yet able to evaluate ideas critically.
The School does not segregate students into "gifted" and "non-gifted" classes. Instead, students in English and mathematics are grouped by achievement. Students at Ashbrook find that it is not enough to be smart; they must also achieve.
A strong parent-school partnership is a crucial element in the success of an Ashbrook Independent School education. This relationship is fostered by extensive communications from the School. These communications include frequent updates to parents on how their children are doing. Parent volunteers are welcome, especially in Lower School classes and in the sports, theater arts, and engineering projects programs.
The School acknowledges its responsibility to parents to provide their children with a first rate education. It monitors the effectiveness of its programs by standardized testing, and results are freely available.
See also our Mission Statement. Our Credo is a statement of our teachers' specific hopes for students at Ashbrook.
Excerpted from the preschool's website
8:00-8:30 Social centers
8:30- 9:00 Calendar/Go over schedule of the day
9:30-10:30 Centers and Daily theme project
11:30 Say goodbye to half day students
11:30-11:45 Story or music
12:30-12:45 Outside or centers
12:45-2:00 Rest Time
2:10-2:30 Afternoon activity based on science, nature, arts and crafts, drama or games
2:30-2:40 Recap the day
2:45 Say goodbye
Monday and Wednesday Gym
Tuesday and Thursday Music
Friday Sharing and Library