8717 Milwaukee Ave, Lubbock, TX 79424  |  (806) 370-1030

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Class Offerings

Toddlers (18 Months Old)
Friday mornings

Two-Year-Olds
Monday & Wednesday mornings
Tuesday & Thursday mornings

Three-Year-Olds
Monday, Wednesday, Friday mornings

PreKindergarten (Younger 4-Year-Olds)
Monday-Friday mornings

Transitional Kindergarten (Older 4-Year-Olds)
Monday-Friday mornings

About Ivybrook Academy Lubbock, Texas

Ivybrook Academy is an innovative early childhood school that provides half-day classes designed to embrace your child and unlock a world of purpose and possibilities. We offer a variety of sessions in order to accommodate the needs of every family!

Meet Ryan and Rachel Burden

As parents, owners Ryan and Rachel Burden believe in cultivating a child’s unique, inherent value within a supportive environment so they can reach their greatest potential.  They seek to inspire and encourage their own children, as well as their students, to become independent, creative thinkers that will embrace life with confidence and continue their education with a joy and passion for learning.

Rachel earned her degree in Early Childhood Education from Texas Tech University and began teaching at a local elementary school which sharpened her natural skills as an educator.  After becoming a mother, she chose to stay home to raise their growing family which solidified her passion for developing the whole child. She is now stepping into the role of Ivybrook-Lubbock Principal full of excitement about sharing this innovative and progressive curriculum with families and young children.

Along with their team of highly qualified educators, they are excited about the journey of discovery that lies ahead for the future families of Ivybrook Academy!

The Burden Family

Class Happenings

“Being an educator at Ivybrook Academy is fulfilling while allowing me to continue my long-time work in the field of Early Childhood in a way that aligns with my own educational philosophy and values. The owners are passionate and invested in advocating and fostering the development of positive relationships between educators, children and families, while also providing a safe and engaging atmosphere for children to openly and naturally learn about themselves, each other, and the world around them. It is exciting to be part of such a passionate team of educators. I look forward to my journey with Ivybrook Academy, as it continues to grow as a reputable preschool in the Lubbock community.”

Cindy Bruington

“My 5 year old and almost-4 year old have been at Ivybrook for about a month now and they are so happy! I was anxious about starting them in a new program, but it literally took my kids one day to become very comfortable with the sweet teachers there. They do really fun activities. They come home with art almost every day and it’s really nice! Sometimes they discuss physics while they fly paper airplanes. It’s honestly really amazing what they can get kids to learn! But more importantly, they seem relaxed there and so happy. I could tell that the teachers took the time to read about the kids and how to comfort them because they each bonded very quickly with their teachers. They usually have a hard time transitioning to new routines and new programs for the summer, but this program practices social emotional-learning and I really believe that made all the difference because each of my kids are so different from each other and neither can wait to get back to school the next day. I love it and would recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a high quality daycare.”

Suzanne A

“We LOVE Ivybrook Academy!! Our little guy started going as soon as he turned 18 months, shortly after Ivybrook opened here in Lubbock. His teachers are SO good with him. The extra time and effort they put into not just our son, but every child is truly remarkable! He loves going to school, and doesn’t want to leave when it’s time to go. This school is everything and more that we could have hoped for, for our son!
We truly love our Ivybrook family!”

Reagan Bell

“Ivybrook has been an incredible experience for my son and my family. My son has severe food allergies and we were at a total loss trying to find a place that was safe for him. Rachel and the staff at Ivybrook welcomed us with open arms and made us feel so comfortable and confident that his environment would be a safe place for him. It takes a village and the Ivybrook family is certainly part of mine!
Our son comes home everyday, ready to go back the next day!
We love Ivybrook and are thankful to be part of the community. There isn’t a better place for your kids.”

Allison Childress

“Working at IvyBrook has been an incredible experience for me. I feel supported, loved and well taken care of. I absolutely adore all the children I get to work with. This job is fulfilling and gratifying beyond measure. I feel truly lucky I get to work at a school with such wonderful values. IvyBrook truly supports children in their growing and learning.”

Hannah Mayahi

“My 2.5 year old has been attending Ivybrook since it opened. Signing her up for this school was hands down the best decision we made all of last year. She has enjoyed it immensely and learned SO many things. She adores her teachers and is thrilled each morning to go to school. As parents, we appreciate so much how her teachers treat all the children with such respect and love. They have a real curiosity for who the children are as individuals. The small class sizes and Montessori-inspired curriculum definitely help in that regard as well. The communication between teachers, administration and parents is excellent. This school is a real gem!”

Lauren Salter-Mee

“Our experience has been excellent. We currently have 2 children enrolled. Rachel listens to parents and is very solution oriented to help your family have the best experience with Ivybrook. My children can be very shy but have been able to open up in a very short period of time in the school. Both of them enjoy going to school, and like their teachers.”

Christina

“Shay has excelled so much since attending Ivybrook not only does she absolutely love going to school and looks forward to it every day. She is incredible at math now, recognizing letters, sounding them out, they absolutely embrace her creative energy. (everyday she has a backpack full of amazing art projects) She loves her friends, and her teachers. She knows how to handle her big emotions, and if mommy ever seems stressed, she’s quick to offer different breathing techniques. It’s so cute and I have so much to learn from her. She knows how to share better than ever before and even tries to implement the timer system at home. Since summer started she’s asked multiple times if she can go back to school which just speaks to how much she thoroughly enjoyed her experience at Ivybrook!”

Berkley Burgess