Ashby Elementary School

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About Ashby Elementary SchoolAshby Elementary School (AES) is one of four elementary schools in the North Middlesex Regional School District. AES accommodates approximately 200 students from K to 4th grade. AES maintains a full compliment of student support services. Students move on the Hawthorne Brook Middle School in Townsend, and then to North Middlesex Regional High School


Our mission is to provide students with the highest quality educational opportunities in a safe and secure environment. We strive to foster individual academic success and social growth through a partnership with students, staff, families and community.


Our school promotes a safe learning environment that understands that all students can learn and succeed, each in their own way.

Our school fosters a love of learning by promoting high expectations for each student.

Our school provides a standards-based curriculum that supports all learning styles and evolves through ongoing assessment.

Our school believes that respect and communication are the building blocks of a well balanced community. A respect for diversity and self will help us achieve academic excellence.

Core Values

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Integrity
  • Caring
  • Citizenship
  • Communication

Curriculum Highlights

Nationally Recognized Curriculum

  • Reading – Reader's Workshop 
  • Writing - Writer's Workshop 
  • Math – enVisionMATH
  • Social Studies – Houghton Mifflin
  • Science – Science Kits
  • Technology – Smartboards in each classroom
  • Team Teaching (grades 3 and 4)
  • Second Step Social Skills Program
  • Title I – academic support in reading  (grades K - 3)
  • Band – Jump Right In Series (grades 1-4); recorders (grade 3); group lesson (grade 4)

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

  • Active Parent Teacher Cooperative (PTC)
  • Winter & Spring Band Concerts
  • CAUSE Event (American Heart Assoc.)
  • Fitness Days
  • Field Day
  • Dr. Seuss Day
  • Grade Level Field trips

Summer Opportunities

  • Camp Mishmash
  • Mr. C's Sports Camp

Community and District Overview

The North Middlesex Regional School District, serving the towns of Ashby, Pepperell and Townsend, is located in the north/central section of Massachusetts on the New Hampshire/Massachusetts border. The three towns served by the district cover approximately 80 square miles and are located in the suburbs near the cities of Fitchburg, Lowell, Worcester and Nashua, NH.

The district, which is growing in size, is fewer than 50 miles northwest of Massachusetts' capital city, Boston. Residents of the area are to be found working in a wide variety of vocations in the high technology, higher education, plastics, and paper enterprises that are prominent in the region.

The school district provides a modern educational program, grades Pre K- 12, for a constituency that has consistently placed a high value on the quality of its schools. Approximately 4,400 students are enrolled at the district's four elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. Serving the district are a professional staff of 385 and a support staff of 210.

A unit of the state college system is located in nearby Fitchburg, and the University of Massachusetts-Lowell is only fifteen miles from the district. Lakes, mountains and state parks abound in the area with the mountain and seashore activities of New Hampshire and Cape Cod only one and one-half hour's drive away.

Each town has a separate town meeting/selectmen form of government. A single Regional School Committee, with membership from each of the three towns, is responsible for the operation of the schools.


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