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.

ON-Campus, In-Person Learning 5 Days A week This fall

View our fall 2020 reopening plan 

With our small class sizes, expansive 32-acre campus, and new open-air classrooms, we will resume in-person learning this fall while strictly following guidelines implemented by the Commonwealth of Maine. These unprecedented times make the experiential and comprehensive Waldorf curriculum more relevant than ever. We would love to tell you more. Contact Laura Purdom at info@ashwoodwaldorf.org.

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.

Learn more about Waldorf education »

Statement of Solidarity

Ashwood Waldorf School stands with the movement to end structural and systemic racism, injustice, and bigotry. We are taking immediate steps to educate ourselves to be better allies in the struggle for justice and equality, and we invite all those who wish to join us in this critical endeavor.

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

Student Poetry

by Juliet, grade 6 Trees dressed in green silk begin their dance They sway, dance, waltz, and repeat And bow for an audience of plants The plants shake, whistle, bob, and sway, applauding their own ways The trees leaves blush red and thank their audience, Feeling...

Michaelmas 2020

Michaelmas 2020

The grade school gathered at Camden Hills State Park for our annual Michaelmas pageant and hike. The teachers were particularly pleased to see so many parents and siblings in attendance (while still managing to stay under the governor's group assembly limit of 100!)...

Getting to Know You

Getting to Know You

In upper grades language arts, students are kicking off their studies with a get-to-know-you exercise. Each student will interview one other student and then write a profile of that student. Lots of good skill work here: listening, speaking, note taking, organizing a...


6:00 pm Board Meeting
Board Meeting
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
8:30 am Parent Gathering
Parent Gathering
Oct 27 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
On Tuesday, October 27 from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m., join Ashwood parents in our first gathering of the year. We will meet in-person (outdoors, socially-distanced) at the school or on Zoom if the weather is challenging.[...]