Ashton School

130 Scott Road
Cumberland, RI 02864
Main Office Tel:(401) 333-0554
Nidia Karbonik, Principal
Nurse's Office Tel: (401) 334-2531
Guidance Office Tel:(401) 334-2350
Fax Tel: (401) 334-1811

 

About Ashton School

Vision:

Ashton school is a diverse family of learners in which a partnership of school, family and and community collaborate to develop responsible ethical, productive and adaptable citizens in an ever changing world by promoting high expectations and high standards of learning and behavior for all students within a safe, supportive and challenging environment.

Mission Statement:

THE MISSION OF ASHTON SCHOOL IS TO EDUCATE AND INSPIRE OUR CHILDREN TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL, CONTRIBUTING MEMBERS OF SOCIETY

Our Beliefs:

1. all children can learn and experience success
2. a strong foundation of learning must be created in the elementary years
3. a love of learning must be nurtured
4. learning is a life-long process
5. children must be taught respect and be encouraged and supported to become resourceful and responsible students and citizens
6. in partnering with parents in their child’s education
7. our school must be a safe environment for all students
8. our school must provide a balanced common core of learning where academic standards are high and all students are given the encouragement,time and support to achieve them
9. our school is a place where diversity is recognized and embraced
10. our school must prepare our children to work collaborative
11. our school must provide for a well trained, caring faculty and staff
 

History:

Ashton School is a twenty classroom elementary school which sits on a large open and wooded lot near the geographical center of Cumberland. It was constructed in two phases in 1959 and 1963. Originally, it served the educational needs of children in grades one through eight but since the construction of the town's two middle schools in the early 1970's, it has assumed the role of educating neighborhood students in the elementary grades only. The student population in recent years has fluctuated between approximately 350 and 390 students in grades kindergarten through grade 5.

The general unwritten philosophy of our school is to work hard and have fun. Within this context, the school's staff works diligently at ensuring that all students receive the very best education possible in an environment that stimulates students to stretch to their highest levels as they learn, problem solve, create, and appreciate their world.

School Mascot - Scottie Dog

First Principal - Bernard F. Norton

School Colors: Red and Black