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Founded and directed by Raymond and Sharon Ashley, Ashleys Private School has been in operation in Cedar Hill, Texas since 1979. Serving Preschool (age 3) – 5th grade, the school continually strives for an environment of educational excellence where students are challenged to develop intellectually and physically through a comprehensive curriculum. Focusing on integrity, academics, discipline and esteem, Ashleys provides a value-based education as a foundation for your child’s future.

Ashleys Private School has a unique and successful combination of solid academics, a loving environment, and valuable character building lessons based on Christian values. The teachers and staff at Ashleys recognize the uniqueness of each student and strive to prepare each child to respond to the opportunities and challenges of the twenty-first century.

Values Matter

Kinder Chapel Uniform

A great education includes more than just academics – it also provides a frame of reference which enables students to make good choices for a lifetime. Character is not developed in a vacuum. Children develop good values when they are surrounded by caring adults – at home and at school – who demonstrate integrity and concern.

Children can best achieve their potential when they are safe, recognized and treated as individuals, and have teachers who love to teach. At Ashleys, our small class sizes make individualized attention possible, and our teachers make each classroom a special place.

Appearance and Attire (Dress, attitude and actions all serve as reference points on the road to individualism. Our goal is to maintain an environment that provides a maximum opportunity for learning.


Focus on Academics

Students at Ashleys Private School experience a flexible curriculum with a strong emphasis on basic academic skills.

Reading begins in kindergarten using a phonics-based system. Ashleys students consistently achieve at or above national norms in reading, math, language arts and science as demonstrated by the Stanford Achievement Test.

Field trips can bring to life lessons on history, ecology, arts and sciences. Ashleys students participate in a variety of field trips which are coordinated with the curriculum and scheduled throughout the year.

Additionally, computer, physical education, music, Spanish and art classes are important parts of the curriculum.


Ray & Sharon Ashley


Raymond and Sharon Ashley are the founders, owners and directors of Ashleys Private School. Both have degrees from Oklahoma State University. Sharon has several years of teaching experience in both public and private schools. She has special training in clinical speech therapy and early childhood development. Sharon has been certified by San Francisco State University in the Montessori teaching methods. Raymond has a degree in engineering and background in design, supervision, management, training and child development.


Michelle Emmert


Ms. Emmert is married and has 2 sons. She has taught 1st thru 5th grades. Ms. Emmert is widely involved in community activities in Cedar Hill. She believes that her job as an educator is to prepare the minds of students to live governed by our Constitution as productive, moral and educated citizens of our land. She hopes that all of her students will encounter new experiences, draw from old ones and together achieve a higher level of learning.

Ms. Emmert earned her B.A. in Education at Abilene Christian University. Her Masters of Education is from Texas Wesleyan University.

Phone: 972.291.1313


Campus Hours

Care services are provided from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with classroom instruction and extra-curricular activities held from 8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. After school pick up begins at 3:20 p.m.


Ashleys Private School
310 W. Beltline Rd.
Cedar Hill, TX 75104

Parent Auxiliary

The purpose of the APA is to assist the administration, faculty and staff, in providing for the educational enrichment of the students; to promote the fellowship of the families and staff of Ashleys Private School; and to raise funds to accomplish these objectives. The primary goal of the Parent Auxiliary is to improve the quality of life through activities and events that encourage participation and school unity.

Each year we will strengthen this organization so the families of Ashleys Private School are continuously benefited. The organizing board is interested in participation at differing levels based on one’s own time allowances.

Qualifications are:

  • Must be enthusiastic!
  • Willing to work with children
  • Have the desire to make things better

APA has volunteer opportunities in many areas!

What Parents Have to Say About Ashleys

“The years my daughters spent at Ashleys helped to shape them into the wonderful young women they are today. My oldest daughter is now graduating college with a degree in Civil Engineering and my youngest is at UT majoring in Physical Therapy. Both girls have been on the Dean’s List. The experiences my girls had at Ashleys were first rate and have been a springboard to their success.  Thanks for providing the fine educational experiences that have forever shaped their lives.”

Mike and Lupe Fasano, Amarillo, TX

“The curriculum pertaining to each grade seems to be perfect – strong enough to allow students to be challenged and progress intellectually and academically without being overwhelmed.”

Julie Woodson, Cedar Hill, TX

“In addition to the curriculum , Ashleys nurtures good behavior and conduct. From classroom instruction to interesting field trips, Ashleys students stand out and stand above the crowd.”

Malcolm Avaritt, Midlothian, TX

“I’m amazed at how advanced the curriculum is compared to when I was in grade school and to my daughter’s friends in public school!”

David Hurd, Cedar Hill, TX