ELEMENTARY

An Elementary Program Kids Love

Grow Up With Kindness

Elementary school should be a joyful time. AHB Community School balances a supportive environment with FUN academics so students love coming to school each day. Students build a love of learning that supports them in high school and beyond.

What Sets AHB’s Elementary Program Apart

Kindergarten student stands below paper creations at part time school.

Focus on the Whole Child

Our Elementary Program develops the whole child. Teaching academic skills is essential; but it’s only half the work. We believe academic achievement must be combined with social emotional learning. These soft skills help children become productive members of the community.

For the past two years, 100% of AHB graduates have been accepted into their first-choice high school (including LASA, Anderson IB, and Griffin). But we also help students learn to think critically, look for solutions and communicate effectively. That’s what success looks like for students at AHB!

Two fifth grade students work on science project at STEM school.

Critical Thinkers

Our elementary program balances skill building with project-based learning. Great care is put into scaffolding skills and challenging students where they are. Math and language arts classes are grouped on ability (rather than grade level) and include games and hands-on activities. As a result, skill building at AHB is more fun and effective.

Science and social studies incorporate project-based learning. Students apply their skills creatively while solving practical problems. Our projects develop critical thinking and comprehension while inspiring a love of learning.

Kindergarten teacher assists student at private kindergarten.

Kind & Confident

In order for a child to fully participate in a class, they have to feel safe – safe to raise a hand, and safe to try and fail – then try again.  Our teachers have been trained in social-emotional learning and help students learn simple strategies to work through conflicts. They practice advocating for themselves and others. We build in time to reflect on how goals were met and how teams worked together.

The seeds of stewardship and advocacy are planted as we walk through our neighborhoods, plant wildlife gardens and learn about our bodies, our neighbors, our world. We want the students at our private school to be both kind and confident, and we coach them on how to achieve that balance.

Second grade teacher gives individual attention to micro school student reading.

Your Time Preserved

Our micro school is a great match for families seeking a better balance between family life and school. We offer accredited core education, but we also value what happens off campus and believe children should have plenty of time for family, play and rest!

Our school offers a 4-day core week AND fewer hours in school each day. The core, instructional program runs Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 2:30 pmBefore and after school electives are available. Friday enrichment programs offer opportunities to connect with the wider community. We respect children’s natural stamina. The result is joyful students who wake up happy to go to school each morning!

Balance

PRACTICE + PROJECTS

Group Work

DAILY CONNECTIONS

Core Subjects

RIGOR WITHOUT GRADES

9a-2:30p

LESS STRESS SCHEDULE

Electives

OPTIONAL AFTER SCHOOL

80%

EARN HIGH SCHOOL MATH CREDIT BY 8TH GRADE

I’ve tried to explain what AHB Community School has been for my kids. But the only word I can find is magic. My boys have thrived here for the past 10 years. When my son graduated 8th grade, I was overwhelmed with how powerful this experience was for him. I see it in his confidence, his goal setting, his thoughtfulness and relaxed maturity talking to adults. My dream for both boys was always that the inquisitive awe they had in learning as young children would only grow. That’s exactly what the teachers, staff and community offered.

They’re ready, so ready, for the next chapter!
– Jenny Peterson
Kindergarten student points to picture in book as teacher holds it at micro school.

AHB Elementary School Curriculum

This Week in Elementary at AHB Community School

K/1st: Week of Apr 15

Rainy days and Tuesdays, never get us down… Around the World in 60 Days… We headed to Europe this week! Visiting the…

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Private kindergarten student writes math on board at school with small class sizes.

2nd/3rd: Week of Apr 15

Math – Ms. Andrea’s math group was formally introduced to our final coin: the half dollar. We practiced identifying and counting them,…

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Second graders lay in reading corner at part time school.

4th/5th: Week of Apr 15

General News We’ll head to Shipe Park on Thursday, April 25th. (AHB shirts are encouraged.) Reading/Writing Update We started the week off…

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Math teacher sits on floor at micro school in Austin.

K/1st: Week of Apr 8

We learned how shoes can become handy dandy pencil holders… …and so can upper lips! Around the World in 60 Days… We…

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Kindergarten student uses playing cards to learn math at STEM school.

2nd/3rd: Week of Apr 8

Math – Ms. Andrea’s math group inspected quarters this week! We found the tails side to be very interesting – we found…

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Third grade students proudly show off work at GT school.

4th/5th: Week of Apr 8

General News It was so much fun to swap eclipse stories on Tuesday during the morning meeting! Ms. Lorrie did a terrifying…

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African art that fourth grade students made displayed at project based school.
MIDDLE SCHOOL

Grow Up With Community

Education should be modeled on child development. AHB Community School’s progressive program supports the whole child as they grow emotionally and academically. Our middle school offers a natural continuation of this process. Students enjoy more opportunities for responsibility, personal achievement, and time on campus. When education progresses organically, children thrive.