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.

The U School applies this philosophy to grow individuality and teamwork in children during their most powerful developmental years of life. Embedding Ubuntu practices into our unique "U School Approach" naturally guides children and their families to establish Ubuntu practices at school, at home, and in their community. The result benefits the child, the family, our community, and our world.

At the U School 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.
The U School offers preschool and pre-kindergarten classroom programs for children ages 3 to 5. Both full-time and part-time classes as well as drop-in care are available.

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The U School Approach

U Food
  • Committed to local and organic foods as often as possible

Integrated Technology

Ecofriendly Community Practices

U School Staff
  • Extensive early childhood experience combined with degrees and certifications
  • Onsite Child and Family Support Coordinator

Family Enrichment

And more!
  • The excitement is in the details!
If you have any other questions that are not answered on the website, please don't hesitate to reach out and contact us!
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 3-5 years old.
To offer a happy, healthy, and inspired early childhood learning environment that builds a positive sense of self in children and a connectedness to community.

The U School is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization.

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