John Ashley School

Ashley School

John Ashley is an inclusive early childhood center with 2 full-day preschool classrooms and 9 kindergarten classrooms. We have a diverse population of students from all areas of West Springfield.

Our Philosophy

John Ashley School is an early childhood center that provides a safe and nurturing learning environment where students are able to develop academic skills through evidence based reading and math curriculum and instruction while developing and strengthening their social skills through PBIS and Responsive Classroom strategies. John Ashley School provides a balanced developmental and academic program that enables each student to reach their potential.

Message from the Principal

Dear John Ashley Families,

It is my honor to welcome you to the 2023/ 2024 school year! I am extremely proud to serve as the Principal of this amazing early childhood learning community.

In addition to our kindergarten classrooms, we are so excited to announce the addition of two full-day preschool classrooms at John Ashley this year!  Our early childhood teachers and staff are committed to making your child’s preschool and kindergarten experience engaging and enjoyable!

At John Ashley School, we strongly encourage parent/guardian feedback and participation.  The John Ashley PTO is a very active parent/guardian organization that has provided so many fun and enriching experiences for our students. We are hoping to have many parents/guardians join this year!  I am also seeking parents/guardians to be a part of our School Council.  This is a way to obtain parent feedback on our School Improvement goals for the year.  If you are interested in being on the John Ashley PTO and/or School Council, please email me at

I look forward to working together to make your child’s early childhood educational experience a positive one!

Suzanne Tetrault