Join A Micro School Built on Balance

Who Thrives at AHB

AHB students are curious and creative, deep-thinking and kind. They care for their friends, their family, and their world. They may be looking for challenge, flexibility, or belonging. As the AHB learning journey is a partnership, family support is essential. Those who do best at our micro school can adapt to the flow of project-based learning and enjoy working alongside friends.

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How to Join AHB Community School

Visit Us for a Tour

Our Associate Director offers weekly info sessions. You will learn more about AHB Community School’s program, view classrooms, and have ample opportunities to ask questions. Come see why our students love learning! Schedule a tour here.

Meet with Our Associate Director

Our Associate Director will reach out to schedule a time. We recommend both parents attend. This is an opportunity to get to know one another — ask questions about our school and have a conversation about your child and family. In the elementary years, we recommend this be an adult-only conversation. Middle school students are welcome to join at the parent’s discretion.

Bring Your Student to Visit

During this visit, your child gets to know our school and the teachers get to know your child. We look for a good fit socially, by watching students interact with peers, and academically, through low-pressure assessments. Younger students spend two hours at the school while older students spend one to two days.


We are currently accepting applications in select grades for the 2024-2025 school year. Email for more information or schedule a tour here.

Important Dates

October 2

Interviews and day visits begin

February 2

Last day to submit applications for first-round considerations.

March 7

Acceptance notifications emailed.

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Visitor’s Comments

Thank you so much for your time and for sharing your vibrant school community with us! As a former educator at a progressive school in Los Angeles, so much about your school felt very familiar … in a very good way! :) We loved seeing the halls full of student work and the kids and teachers so engaged in their collaborative work! It was also a pleasure to hear you speak about how AHBCS values depth over breadth in its curricula and strives to foster a life-long love of learning and exploration in each of its students.

I’m pleased to see that the children have ample play and outdoor time. I also appreciate the middle school math being conducted on paper without calculators, maintaining a rigorous approach. The classrooms’ serene atmosphere, with children concentrated on their tasks, stands out to me, especially since it doesn’t appear to result from strict rules. Furthermore, I value the emphasis on teaching children to respect differences among people and diverse religions, including those who identify as non-religious or atheist.

Thank you so much, as a former educator I love seeing the kind of educational community that you all have established, it makes me happy to see kids thriving and learning about the world together. 

Thank you so much for your time today and the opportunity to experience a little bit of the kiddos’ environment. It felt welcoming, creative, happy and had a nice rhythm.

Our family places high value on kindness, compassion, perseverance and acceptance and we strive to model such qualities into our daily lives. We view school as an extension of our family values and we care deeply about our educational ecosystem. We find the AHB approach to be very intentional, thoughtful and calculated. When I (Mom) toured AHB, I was struck by how seamlessly Landon and our family could fit into the wonderfully warm community within those walls.


AHB Community School does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, creed, religion, national origin, cultural heritage, age, gender, marital status, political beliefs, disability, sexual orientation, or family style in its admissions and employment policies and procedures. Read about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at AHB.

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Seeing is Believing

Considering typical teaching methods, it may be hard to believe children can enjoy school and actually learn. Take a tour of AHB and you might see a group of animated kindergartens playing a math game or middle schoolers engaged in a lively discussion about affirmative action. When you see the love of learning and balance of SEL and academics, you’ll understand how AHB helps students thrive.