Ashley Academy

The mission of Ashley Academy is to provide children with unique and challenging learning opportunities in a nurturing, safe, and culturally diverse school environment.
In order to achieve this mission, our school community emphasizes respect, responsibility, integrity, and the love of learning.
Ashley Academy is committed to helping students develop their talents, interests and character while cultivating outstanding academic skills.
The small class sizes, hands-on learning experiences, progressive curriculum, and caring environments enable Ashley Academy to excel in meeting the individual needs of each child.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.State or regional independent school association
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1979

Student Body

Total Students112 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade Ashley Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Cobalt blue shirt ordered from Lands)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,400
Tuition NotesFinancial Aid and Scholarships are available. Families will need to apply online. Contact the school for more information.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,000
Admissions DirectorMichelle Peterson


Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsCross Country, Golf, Track and FieldCross CountryGolf,
Track and Field


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Debate Club, Minecraft Club, Strategy Game Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Music lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Cross Country, Track and Field

School Notes

  • 1)  Parent and child will need to visit the school. 2) An application will need to be submitted. 3) For grades K - 8th, children will need to visit the classroom for part of the day. 4) To confirm enrollment and secure a space for the child, a contract must be offered and returned with a parent signature and the deposit. 

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (16 reviews)
Ashley is a great small school with a great community. They encourage the children to love learning so they will be lifelong leaners. Great individual attention to the children. Great job engaging them in the learning process. The school is moving to a new location in the fall and the move will be a big upgrade in facilities.
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I have 3 kids and my oldest is in his third year at Ashley Academy. Our family has had an incredibly positive experience. Not only are our children thriving in a safe, challenging but supportive environment, but the network of parents and teachers have created a real sense of community. Acquisition of the new facility addresses some major shortcomings and has energized the school with the excitement of possibilities. It appears the timing of my family's involvement allowed us to avoid the challenging times of the past, alluded to in older comments, and fortunately, we're engaged during a time of growth and vitality. This dramatic organizational change in such a short period is undoubtedly possible with the fantastic leadership of the headmaster and partnership with a committed board. In short, it's a great time to be part of the AA community!
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Our daughter has been going to Ashley since fall 2019. She fell in love with the school the first time we stopped in to tour the facility and see if it was a good fit for us. She has learned so much in their Pre-K program from coloring in the lines to writing her own name to now reading small books. She gets excited to get up every day and go to school to see her teacher and friends and there is never a struggle to get her to do the homework assigned. She thoroughly loves Ashley and has begged us to never change her school again. The teachers work so well with the students and informative at parent-teacher conferences if there is something we are needing to work on with our child at home. The staff is always super nice and I love that the headmaster has come to learn each and every student's name to make them feel special and noticed!
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My son has been attending Ashley Academy for 6 years, and I am extremely happy with his education. The staff and headmaster are the most caring and compassionate people I have ever met. Ashley offers many clubs, and after-school activities. My son loves going to school there, and he loves their after-school programs. I love being a part of the Ashley Academy family.
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In addition to very strong academics, Ashley has a commitment to arts including performing arts. Nurturing creativity is at the heart of Ashley's curriculum, both academically and in the arts. The devotion of-the-art teachers at Ashley is astounding and has profoundly enriched our three children's experience. The opportunity to pursue their own creative endeavors while at Ashley has fostered an important outlook on life. We hope this appreciation of beauty/art will stick with them and continue to grow for the rest of their lives.
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Ashley Academy has been a great experience for both of our children. We feel they have excelled in all areas of their curriculum and receive a lot of one-on-one time with their teachers which was important to us. The staff and administration seems very organized and well structured and the new campus and facility will be another great feature next year.
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My son has been attending Ashley since the summer prior to pre K and will graduate from Kindergarten in a few months. This school has been truly phenomenal in supporting his social growth. He is advanced academically and extremely creative yet suffered from social phobias to such an extent that he was at a disadvantage in groups bigger than two children. But those are now phobias of the past thanks to the care, attention, and nurturing of his Ashley Pre K experience. I could not be more pleased. Kindergarten has been outstanding as well and he has developed a lot of confidence under the guidance of his K teacher who inspires him to stay on point. He loves going to school and doesn't want to miss a day.
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The director, faculty, and staff at Ashley Academy create an atmosphere where best practices in education occur daily. The students are the priority and their learning styles, personalities, personal needs, talents, strengths and weaknesses are taken into account as they learn. The small class sizes; hard-working, caring teachers; and the freedom for students to think and learn outside the box makes this school an outstanding example of what an educational facility should be. My grandchildren love their school and enjoy learning and have developed compassion and social skills in the process. I wholly endorse this school.
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Our granddaughter we are raising has been at Ashley Academy for 2 years, for Pre-K a Kindergarten. I don't think that there is a finer school in the Tri-Cities area. The student/teacher ratio is wonderful and the teachers and staff fully interact with students and their families. I would highly recommend this school to anyone in the area. They are especially kind and attentive to students that my have a more difficult time in a public school setting.
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Excellence is expected and achieved. We were looking for caring and devoted teachers and Head Master with a special ability to connect with students. It's tough raising kids, and the empathy and good direction we have received from Ashley teachers has been so helpful! Our first two children were able to excel in high school largely because of the strong academics and personalized teaching they received at Ashley. We were so proud when they were both honored as National Merit Scholars and were admitted to top national universities. The teachers at Ashley played a key role! Our youngest child is finishing up at Ashley and, like her siblings, will have a big Ashley "leg-up" when she starts high school. My wife and I agree that sending our children to Ashley was one of our best decisions.
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My Student has attended Ashley the last 2 years including its summer camp program. Ashley provides a warm, supportive environment for children along with an outstanding academic program plus a strong focus on the Arts. The teachers and administration make all of this possible. Their dedication to the students is felt by our children. My family can't say enough about our appreciation for Ashley Academy!
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My family has been a part of the Ashley family since 2006. My son, who is a freshman in college, started attending in Pre-K. I have since then had my other 3 children enrolled, and they have all had wonderful experiences there. The faculty is amazing, cares about each student individually, and it shows on a daily basis. I would recommend this school whole heartedly to anyone who wants a great education and environment for their child/children.
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Both our children are very happy going to Ashley Academy. They feel very special with the very kind and caring teachers and principal who make going to school a fun and educational experience. I recommend this school to anyone looking for a unique secular and nurturing environment and extra attention to each child's unique strengths!
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Ashley Academy was a dream come true for our grandchildren. The local public schools were not interested in letting our grandchildren advance and use their creative skills. Our grandchildren have grown academic, physical and emotional. An excellent school, with a great team of teachers. We have been so happy with their Academic growth.
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Our daughter has been going to Ashley Academy for the last 4 years. We absolutely LOVE this school. Our daughter enjoys it so much. We highly recommend!!
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Our daughter has been at Ashley academy for 2 years and we could not be happier. The one thing we were concerned about was the age and size of the campus but with the new location, next year is going to be amazing! Our daughter loves her teachers and the staff as well. Ashley Academy is very well run, and the headmaster is the most involved, hardest working person I've met...5+ stars.
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