Welcome to the ASB Elementary School section of our website! The Elementary School is comprised of approximately 290 students in 1st through 5th grade with an average class size of 22 students. Our work with students is grounded in an American standards-based curriculum using research-based pedagogy. Our approach to learning is a blend of the “workshop approach” as well as project-based learning.
Throughout the day, students are engaged in varied learning activities and interdisciplinary projects. Our core curriculum encompasses Language Arts (Reading and Writing), Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. As a partner of The Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University we use up-to-date research and methodology to provide students with the strategies and skills to become independent readers and writers. Throughout the week, students also work with content-area specialists in music, art, and physical education. English is our primary language of instruction, however, students are enrolled in both Spanish and Catalan classes throughout the week.
To support the diverse needs of students, we have one Learning Support or English Language teacher per grade level that works with students with a blend of inclusion-based practices and pull-out intervention support. The Elementary School also has a full-time School Counselor to promote the social-emotional development of all of our students. As our students grow up in the 21st century, we believe they need the knowledge and skills to be successful in a technology-rich environment. Our 4th and 5th grade students enjoy a 1:1 iPad program, while 2nd through 3rd grade students have access to both iPads and Chromebooks to support and extend their learning. Yearly, our students take part in robotics and coding activities and are taught digital citizenship skills.
We know that children love coming to ASB as they strive to achieve their personal and academic programs. Our extensive after-school activities on our beautiful playgrounds and sports facilities help kids explore all areas of their development. Our staff is dedicated to cultivating the unique potential in each child, empowering them to become active, compassionate global citizens.
Thank you for your visit and I look forward to working with you and your children at ASB!