An Elementary Program Kids Love



30 Minutes




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

Half day kindergarten girl smiles as she works with ribbon as part of social studies.

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 academics achievement must be combined with social emotional learning. These soft skills help a child take what they know and apply it to be productive members of the community. A fully engaged community member needs to be prepared to think critically, look for solutions and communicate effectively. That’s what success looks like for students at AHB!

Two elementary kids work together on sofa.

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.

Kids at part time elementary crowd around STEM project at table.

Critical Thinkers

Our elementary program balances skill building with hands-on and project-based learning. Students need time to practice basic skills before they can solve certain problems. Small class sizes assist. From pencil grip to phonics and multiplication, great care is put into scaffolding skills and challenging students where they are.

Hands-on learning allows students to apply their skills creatively while solving practical problems. If we are building a model of a village on a 8’x10’ drop cloth, how are we going to fit 18 houses? What sort of economy might our villagers create based on their geography? This type of project-based learning develops critical thinking and makes learning fun!

Fourth grade students running outdoors during recess.

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! At AHB, we believe you can have full-time learning at a part-time school. Families thrive when the pace of their life is relaxed!

Our part-time 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. We respect children’s natural stamina. The result is joyful students who wake up happy to go to school each morning!

AHB Elementary School Curriculum

This Week at AHB Community School

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Private middle school kids sit in model of war trench as part of project based learning.

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Kids at private school work at table together.

This Week in K/1st

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Handmade owl project on display in basket at micro school.

This Week in 6th/7th/8th

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Students working on project together

This Week in 4th/5th

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Students having fun learning at 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.