Welcome to Ashley Academy!




Developing scholars, innovators, and leaders


The American History Essay Contest was established to encourage young people to think creatively about our nation's great history and learn about history in a new light. This contest is open to students in public, private, and parochial schools, and registered home-study programs. Students in grades five through eight are encouraged to participate. Each year, a selected topic for use during the academic year is announced, and contest instructions are published online and sent to schools by participating DAR chapters. Essays are judged for historical accuracy, adherence to the topic, organization of materials, interest, originality, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and neatness. Each student participant receives a certificate of participation from the chapter and the chapter winners receive bronze medals and certificates. 

The topic for this years' essay was the Boston Massacre. March 5, 2020 marked the 250th Anniversary of the Boston Massacre, considered to be a pivotal event that paved the way to the American Revolution. DAR essay participants were asked to imagine they were living in Boston and, after witnessing the events of March 5, to describe their family’s discussion about the Boston Massacre and what role it played in organizing the colonists against the British King and Parliament.  

Ashley Academy students swept the competition this year, winning first place for each of the grade levels! 



































We are very excited about our new facility, located at 2615 South Roan Street in Johnson City!










Ashley Academy was founded in 1979 to provide a challenging educational program to bright and gifted children.  For forty years, Ashley Academy has maintained exemplary standards in the preschool through eighth grade levels. Organized as an independent, co-educational, private school, Ashley Academy promotes learning in an atmosphere that nurtures character, responsibility, and self-worth.


The mission of Ashley Academy is to provide children with unique and challenging learning opportunities in a nurturing, safe, and culturally diverse environment. We develop scholars, innovators, and leaders.


Ashley Academy’s school year consists of four, forty-five day quarters, approximately nine weeks each. School day hours for preschool classes are offered with both full-time (8:00am to 3:30pm) or part-time (8:00am to 12:30pm) enrollment options. Kindergarten through eighth grade hours are 8:00am to 3:30 pm. Students may arrive at the school starting at 7:30 a.m. In order to accommodate families who need child care services before and after the academic day, Ashley Academy offers an extended care program from 7:00am to 7:30am and 3:45pm to 5:30pm.


The teacher-student ratio at Ashley Academy averages 1:10, with an enrollment capacity of 162. The faculty is composed of thirty full- and part-time dedicated professional educators, many of whom have earned graduate degrees. The school also meets all state academic and safety requirements, and is annually approved by the Tennessee State Department of Education.

The Headmaster oversees all matters of the school and faculty. A Board of Directors governs the school and is responsible for selecting the Headmaster.  Board members constitute a range of individuals within the community and school with representation from academic, financial, legal and medical entities as well as parents of Ashley Academy students and alumni.

Travis Glisson, fifth grade

Deakin Shipley, seventh grade

Darian Azima, sixth grade

Larenzo Jeter, eighth grade

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Tel: 423-929-7888

Email: headmaster@ashleyacademy.com


2615 South Roan Street

Johnson City, TN 37601