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!



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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

2nd/3rd: Week of 5/13

Visiting a castle in Texas?? Why, yes! Our little knights really enjoyed exploring, and battling, in a real life castle! Thank you…

Second grade students visit castle as part of Medieval study at project based school.

4th/5th: Week of 5/6

General News We are entering into one of the most magical times of year – POP! We will spend next week finishing…

Fourth grade student works on math at table at private elementary school in Austin.

2nd/3rd: Week of 5/6

Math – Ms. Andrea’s math group began the week by analyzing and then creating our own bar and pictographs. We finished the…

Teacher sits with third grader at private school with small classes.

K/1st: Week of 5/6

What a beautiful way to begin Teacher Appreciation Week! Thank You, Alphas! Around the World in 60 Days… This week we traveled…

Kindergarten students work on projects at STEM school.

K/1st: Week of 4/29

This week in Alpha… Peas in a pod (thanks Ms. Andrea for capturing this pic)! Around the World in 60 Days… We…

Kindergarten student reads book to class at GT school.

2nd/3rd: Week of 4/29

Math – Ms. Andrea’s math group launched our graphing unit by making a T chart of our favorite weekend day, and then…

Second grade student writes while laying on rug at progressive 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.