Many families choose Ashley because of the International Baccalaureate (IB) and dual language immersion programs offered. Every student at Ashley participates in the IB program and some choose to also participate in Spanish/English Bilingual Immersion program.
Bilingual education has been shown to have tremendous educational benefits, as described in this NY Times Article.You can read more about Ashley’s Spanish immersion program, known as DIME, and view a video of program in action at Ashley by clicking here. If you’d like to learn more, please feel free to contact us if you would like to take a tour or speak with a current parent about what it’s like to have your child learning a language you may not speak yourself.
As the IB elementary school, Ashley is also part of an IB continuum in Forsyth County. The IB program continues at Paisley IB Magnet Middle School (6th-10th grades) and then at Parkland IB Magnet High School (11th-12th grades). IB is an internationally recognized program and Ashley was authorized as an IB school in 2006. You can learn more about the program at Ashley and link to the IB website by clicking here.