The front of the Ashland School Building

Our Vision

  • The Arts at Ashland Elementary is an innovative new public elementary school program. The Arts at Ashland is founded on the principle that the integration of arts education into the regular curriculum is a catalyst for the academic and social success of all students. Plans for the school were developed by a group of educators, parents and community residents who saw a need for new alternatives for the children of downtown Lexington. After countless hours of planning, The Arts at Ashland opened its doors in August 2005. We, here at Ashland, are excited about this journey and we hope you will decide to take your child on this journey with us.

About the School

  • Welcome to the Arts at Ashland Elementary

    We would like to welcome you to The Arts at Ashland Elementary School.  We are excited that you are one of our students and one of our parents!  It is our hope that the following information will help you understand how our school operates and provide a smooth transition into the school year.

    Ashland integrates an in-depth study of the arts as students benefit from studies in dance/drama, art, chorus, media sciences, orchestra and band. An innovative and creative arts team weaves the arts into the curriculum on a five-day rotation as well as an additional hour on Eagle Fridays. In addition, our five-day gifted program for grades 4-5 adds to fabric and diversity of Ashland.

    School Hours

    7:15 Doors Open to Students
    7:15 Breakfast
    7:45 Classes Begin
    2:35 School Day Ends