With enough flexibility to experiment and tailor their learning, our middle school students are confident and able to pursue their unique interests and learn in a way that is relevant to them. We embrace various types of learning experiences, including classroom learning, project-based learning, experiential learning, field work, and virtual collaboration.

ASH is accredited by NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges) , founded on the principle that self-reflection and candid feedback are essential to ongoing educational success. Our curriculum is guided by the Common Core Standards to ensure transferability for our students and their families, as well as to provide a K-12 framework for learning outcomes.

Middle School Signature Programs

From the youngest students in the Elementary School to the oldest in the High School, our students take concepts learned in the classroom and work to apply them in solving local and global issues through community service, volunteerism and activism. Special trips take place place each year to help facilitate our Global Service Learning program.


ASH offers a wide range of activities. From daytime opportunities to after-school clubs and an extensive athletics program. Some after-school activities include Drama, Strings, MS Musical, Scouting, Math Club, etc. And some of our athletics teams include Track and Field, Softball, Swimming, Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Tennis, etc. For more information on the seasons and the teams, visit our Athletics page or contact athletics@ash.nl or visit the Activities & Clubs page or contact afterschoolactivity@ash.nl