Dear Families,

At ASH, we educate both the mind and the heart, beginning with our youngest learners in the elementary school. Poised to nurture their intellectual, social, emotional and physical development, the atmosphere is friendly and supportive.

We have an enduring dedication to the opportunities that will enrich your child’s educational journey. In part, this is made possible by our passionate and dynamic team of expert educators, professionals and caretakers who form strong bonds with our students and make a lasting difference in their lives. 

Our academic program is balanced and our beliefs make our school a special place. Whether in the classroom, hallway, atrium or on the playground, our students work hard as they welcome learning through discovery; hands-on learning; inquiry and exploring possibilities by asking deep questions that engage us in problem-solving strategies to find solutions to real-world issues. 

Every day, we set high expectations, sprinkled with never-ending gifts of respect, empathy, responsibility, and patience. Led by our school-wide strategic plan, we are looking through a variety of lenses to assess, modify and ensure that learning is happening in meaningful, authentic and personalized ways, through real-world applications and with the support of all relevant tools. This “road map” helps guide our future endeavors and enhance the school experience of all those involved.

Come, see for yourself, a learning experience of excellence. Join us in the elementary school as our team of professionals open the doors for your child to explore, develop, investigate, create, imagine, question, organize, play, and most of all, develop a lifelong passion for learning.

Tim Messick
Elementary School Principal


We build a better world as we become better human beings, hear and value every voice, keep every promise, and celebrate every achievement. 


We are determined to create a school where everyone is confident and able to take control of their own learning, and the world is our classroom.