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.

Welcome to our school community! There’s so much to learn as you consider your child’s education. We recommend you begin with this introductory video. Then, explore our website, and be in touch with us with any questions you may have. We look forward to meeting you!

Virtual Open House

Join us for a Virtual Open House on Wednesday, April 28 from 6:00–7:00 p.m. For information or to receive a videoconference link for the March virtual open house email: info@ashwoodwaldorf.org or call 207-236-8021. All are welcome!

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 »

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

A Little Fun in Language Arts

Students in the Writing Club revisited our study of character traits by tagging each other with positive character traits. Left to right: Clementine, Frances, Oliver, Vivian, and Ceri. Giggles abounded and many kind compliments were given!

They Float!

They Float!

As part of their Waterways/Ways of Water block, Class 1-3 made tiny canoes out of beeswax. Today, they sent them off for their first voyage on the stream. They really float! Science in action.

Alumni Update: Emma Berryman-Moore ’10

Photo: Taken on Arthur’s Seat (near Holyrood Park), Edinburgh, Scotland I graduated from Ashwood in 2010, which feels impossibly long ago! I attended Camden Hills Regional High School and graduated in 2014, before moving on to the University of New Hampshire, where I...

Off on a Tangent

Off on a Tangent

The snow is gone, and the plow stakes are no longer needed. It was the perfect opportunity for Class 4-8 to do a little campus clean up while trying out their recent lessons on tangents by building a model of Leonardo d Vinci's fastenerless bridge.

Events

Apr
21
Wed
7:00 pm Father’s Fire
Father’s Fire
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ashwood dads! Join Robert Kaczor this Wednesday, March 24, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. for the first First Quarter Father’s Fire! Ashwood fathers, new and old, are invited to gather monthly on the Wednesday closest[...]
Apr
27
Tue
2:15 pm Campus Clean Up
Campus Clean Up
Apr 27 @ 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
April 13, 14, 27 and 28 from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. Arrive early for pick up and help spruce up Ashwood’s grounds. Projects include heavy raking (gravel), moving hay bales, pruning, and general debris pick-up.[...]
Apr
28
Wed
2:15 pm Campus Clean Up
Campus Clean Up
Apr 28 @ 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
April 13, 14, 27 and 28 from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. Arrive early for pick up and help spruce up Ashwood’s grounds. Projects include heavy raking (gravel), moving hay bales, pruning, and general debris pick-up.[...]
6:00 pm Virtual Open House
Virtual Open House
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
May
4
Tue
8:45 am Parent & Child Playgroup
Parent & Child Playgroup
May 4 @ 8:45 am – 10:45 am
https://www.ashwoodwaldorf.org/parent-child-playgroup/