Alpha at AHB is an innovative flow of kinder and first grade across two adjoining classrooms.
The year begins with community-building activities and classroom agreements.
Mornings begin with circle time. Students share and discuss daily developments.
Students are grouped by ability for math. Our progressive program tracks standard milestones.
With small classes, teachers can lead math games and hands-on activities students enjoy.
Math Pentathlon games are woven in. Students can opt to participate in the annual meet.
Morning snack is a chance to reset. AHB heads outdoors whenever possible.
Language arts class is also grouped by ability. Students get more attention with small classes.
Kids enjoy 20 minutes of quiet time for reading every day in Alpha.
Alphas have an hour for lunch and recess. Lunch may be outdoors or in AHB’s Community Hall.
Alpha joins Beta for lunch and recess. Mixed ages bridge our community as students progress.
Alphas spend afternoons together. Themes rotate quarterly between science and history.
STEM is incorporated into theme and is a big part of project-based learning at AHB.
Students work with a new “table team” each month. This builds life skills and class cohesion.
Cooking healthy food is a common activity in Alpha. Art and music is also incorporated.
Each month, the entire school walks to Shipe Park for picnicking and playtime. Parents are invited!
After each semester, parents are invited to a showcase of the students’ projects.
Before the showcase, Alpha performs poems and songs ranging from Shakespeare to The Beatles.
More Than a Good Attitude
You don’t want to gamble with your child’s education. Neither do we. Our teachers have 18 years experience on average, and 55% have advanced degrees. Teachers love AHB because of the flexible program, supportive community, and Fridays to lesson plan. Your child will love AHB because our teachers offer more than just enthusiasm: they come prepared.