The Ubuntu School
About Us

About Us

Inspired by an innately profound South African philosophy of humanism called “Ubuntu”, a new-model preschool is born, which captures the essence of local community found in Ann Arbor, MI.
Through our education model and our philosophy of learning we guide children and their families to establish Ubuntu practices at school, at home and in their community. By focusing on a lifetime of capability, the result will change our community, and eventually the world, for the better. After all, this is the reason we got into education in the first place!

“Happy, healthy and inspired children make the world a better place.”

The U School celebrates community. We celebrate the strengths of the individual child, the family, our school community, and the people and resources of the greater Ann Arbor area. We aim to reinforce and enhance our connection to all of those things.

Led by Ryan Brown, The U School provides families with a unique experience in early childhood education that is easily distinguishable in Ann Arbor, and showcases the best of our community.

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The U School offers preschool, pre-k and kindergarten classroom programs for children ages 3 to 6. Both full-time and part-time classes as well as drop-in care are available.

For detailed information see Programs & Services.

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If you have any other questions that are not answered on the website, please don’t hesitate to reach out!
The U School is a “new-model” early childhood and family learning center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We offer an innovative educational experience for families with children ages 0-6 years old.
Using the philosophy of Ubuntu, The U School creates meaningful experiences in healthy educational environments to build a positive sense of self in children and a connectedness to community. Focusing on a lifetime of capability, during the most powerful developmental years of life, we teach the whole child and family to benefit now and in the future.
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