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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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

Seeding the Future

New video celebrates 100th anniversary of Waldorf education. "Seeding the Future" provides a glimpse into the principles of Waldorf education, an education that fosters concern for others, connection to the world, and the capacity to be in service to society. This...

Ashwood Has A Special Place In My Heart

This year I am celebrating my 10th year as part of the Ashwood Waldorf community. To date, it is 30 years that I have worked as a Waldorf teacher and 40 years as teacher, all round numbers…so let’s get out the champagne, please! Ursula leading the Morris dancers at...

Waldorf 100 Quilt Project

In February, Ashwood received an email from an 8th grade Waldorf student in Offenburg, Germany. Twelve-year-old Alessia wrote that she attends the Waldorf (Steiner) School there. For her 8th grade project she planned to make "a patchwork quilt that shows the diversity...

Hot News: The Alumni Newsletter Is Out

Alumni board members Alden Robinson and Caroline Ginsburg recently compiled and sent out the the spring edition of the Alumni Newsletter. Among other items of interest, the newsletter unveils the new Alumni Artisan Hub with profiles of, and links to, enterprising...

You’re Invited to a Birthday Party for Waldorf Education at 100!

Our 2019 homecoming party is going to be extra special next year as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of Waldorf education. Mark your calendars for Friday, September 13, 5-7 p.m.for this grand and friendly kick off to the school year. Plans are...


7:00 pm Concert & Contra Dance with the ... @ Rockport Opera House
Concert & Contra Dance with the ... @ Rockport Opera House
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Concert & Contra Dance with the Gawlers @ Rockport Opera House
Save the date! Join us a the Rockport Opera House on Sunday, May 26 at 7:00-10:00 p.m. for a concert and contra dance with The Gawlers and Bennett Konesni. Ticket at the door: $15 for adults; [...]
all-day Leaflet submission deadline
Leaflet submission deadline
Jun 3 all-day
Leaflet submission deadline
Please submit your materials to Laura Purdom by 9:00 a.m. today for inclusion in this week’s Ashwood Leaflet newsletter.
all-day Last Day of EC & Bridge Crossing...
Last Day of EC & Bridge Crossing...
Jun 6 all-day
Last Day of EC & Bridge Crossing Ceremony
Crossing This special event takes place on the last day of early childhood classes. The children, wearing silken capes and golden crowns, cross a flower-bedecked bridge into “summerland.” This event is for parents and children,[...]