Ashton Elementary School

130 Scott Road
Cumberland, RI 02864
Main Office Tel:(401) 333-0554
Nidia Karbonik, Principal
Nurse’s Office Tel: (401) 305-3019
Guidance Office Tel:(401) 334-2350
Fax Tel: (401) 334-1811
Ashton PTO Website
School Hours: Start Time 9:15am / End Time 3:40pm

We Believe

  1. all children can learn and experience success
  2. a strong foundation of learning must be created in the elementary years
  3. a love of learning must be nurtured
  4. learning is a life-long process
  5. children must be taught respect and be encouraged and supported to become resourceful and responsible students and citizens
  6. in partnering with parents in their child’s education
  7. our school must be a safe environment for all students
  8. our school must provide a balanced common core of learning where academic standards are high and all students are given the encouragement, time and support to achieve them
  9. our school is a place where diversity is recognized and embraced
  10. our school must prepare our children to work collaborative
  11. our school must provide for a well trained, caring faculty and staff


Ashton School is a twenty classroom elementary school which sits on a large open and wooded lot near the geographical center of Cumberland. It was constructed in two phases in 1959 and 1963. Originally, it served the educational needs of children in grades one through eight but since the construction of the town’s two middle schools in the early 1970’s, it has assumed the role of educating neighborhood students in the elementary grades only. The student population in recent years has fluctuated between approximately 350 and 390 students in grades preschool through grade 5.

The general unwritten philosophy of our school is to work hard and have fun. Within this context, the school’s staff works diligently at ensuring that all students receive the very best education possible in an environment that stimulates students to stretch to their highest levels as they learn, problem solve, create, and appreciate their world.

School Mascot: Scottie Dog

First Principal: Bernard F. Norton

School Colors: Red and Black

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