We moved to Corvallis 3 years ago from Austin, TX. At that time we were zoned for a public school and I had my daughter all registered to start, but I didn’t have any peace inside. The same day we visited the public school, we had tennis class where I fortuitously met three Ashbrook moms! They were so helpful and enthusiastic that THAT day we ran over to Ashbrook. From the moment I stepped inside and heard the peaceful flowing fountain, to the memories of performing in their beautiful theater (I am a cellist) I knew we had found the home for our kids.
I have profound respect for institutions that recognize the fundamental role Art plays in shaping our children’s minds. Ashbrook has continuously demonstrated their commitment to the arts with their staff and curriculum, and their beautiful home-spun theater productions that engage the children’s creativity and imagination. The teachers that inspire my children every day are confirmation that we are giving our children the best possible introduction to the fields of study that could lead them to fulfilling professional lives. I have witnessed such a rich and varied tapestry of education being laid out: ever crucial and fundamental STEM education, a brilliant introduction to cultural awareness and historical appreciation, and a holistic health and wellness emphasis. There is a balanced atmosphere provided to meet the needs of individual children with their unique talents and interests. The class sizes alone ensure a level of detailed care we couldn’t have received in larger public schools.
Bravo to Ashbrook’s response to the pandemic! We are SO grateful for the gymnastics that teachers and staff executed to keep our children sane and engaged this past year! Ashbrook’s focus on the arts, their dedicated and inspiring teachers, the community of involved and supportive parents, the organized and friendly staff, and meticulous attention to the details of my children’s health and safety are all reminders that there is nowhere else I could dream of sending my kids every day.
~Victoria, Victor, Tessa (6th grade), and Max (1st grade) Wolff-Zevallos