A circle of belonging

confirms for our youngest children that the world is good.

When we sing in harmony,

we learn to stay true to our own voice while listening deeply to those around us.

Today’s cutting edge:

collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity.

Lifelong learning

begins with imaginative play

Harmony, dexterity, artistry, and focus

all contribute to a lifetime of music appreciation.

Ashwood Waldorf School is an independent, pre-K through eighth grade learning community. Ashwood offers a rigorous, classical education structured around the stages of human development. Our professional faculty is devoted to challenging and engaging each student through a curriculum that integrates science and mathematics with literature, history, and the arts. Ashwood graduates are vibrant, balanced and confident individuals with the initiative to learn, adapt, and thrive in a changing world.

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Ashwood has just released its new Five-Year Strategic Plan

Ashwood Waldorf School’s Five-Year Strategic Plan marks the school’s position at the beginning of the second hundred years of Waldorf education. This plan holds fast to the school’s mission while providing a guiding vision for its future and a working plan for how to get there. Click here for details.

Early Childhood

Our early-childhood teachers create a warm, caring atmosphere that nurtures each child’s initiative through creative play and fosters healthy social experiences.

Grade School

Central to Ashwood’s philosophy is a desire to honor childhood and make learning joyful. Individual achievement gives way to the quality of our students’ relationships with their teachers and classmates.

Middle School

Through each of the main lesson subjects teachers lay the groundwork for the deepening and widening of the students’ understanding of the world and their unique place within it.

Campus News

Ashwood Tour Offers Window on Waldorf

Ashwood Tour Offers Window on Waldorf

On Wednesday, March 11, from 8:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Ashwood Waldorf School will offer community members an opportunity to visit classes in-session. This behind-the-scenes look at Waldorf education is for all those who are curious about what goes on in a...

Where In the World Is Ms. Davis?

Where In the World Is Ms. Davis?

Sophie Davis, Ashwood’s strings teacher, will be off on an exciting adventure for the next several weeks. Her travels will take her to a schooner traveling through the Caribbean, while she collects water sound recordings later be integrated into a musical piece...

Our 2020-2021 First Grade Teacher

Our 2020-2021 First Grade Teacher

Lori Duckstad Please join us in enthusiastically welcoming Lori Duckstad to Ashwood’s faculty as grade one teacher in 2020-2021. Lori is a trained Waldorf teacher with more than 20 years of experience as a Waldorf class, handwork, and music teacher. In addition to...

Ashwood Adult Community Learning: Carve a Swedish Spoon

Ashwood Adult Community Learning: Carve a Swedish Spoon

Have you ever wished that you could take the classes that are offered to the students at Ashwood? Well, here is your chance! Join us for a three-session spoon-carving workshop! Ashwood's much loved woodworking teacher, Forrester Valle, will guide adults in this...