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

The Kindergarten Has Some Big Visitors

This week, Class 6-7 walked across campus to visit the Early Childhood Center. After singing for the kindergarteners, the middle schoolers passed a delightful half hour...

Walk the Glittering Pumpkin Path on October 26

Ashwood Waldorf School’s 17th annual All Hallows’ Eve Walk will take place at 180 Park Street, Rockport, on Friday, October 26, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.   Each year, Ashwood offers the All Hallows' Eve Walk as a gift to the young and young-at-heart of midcoast Maine....

An Apple Picking Outing

While the older classes were at the Common Ground Fair on September 21, Classes 1 and 2-3 had an adventure of their own apple-picking at Schoolhouse Orchard in Warren and hiking at Beech Hill in Rockport. [gallery type="rectangular" size="full"...

I Can Write About… Happiness!

As a teacher at Ashwood, I am continually awed and delighted by the creativity of our students. Today, I'd like to share with you a window into Class 4-5 Language Arts. The class has been brainstorming topics for future writing workshop assignments. Each student...

The Dragon is Vanquished… Again!

Breaking news. The fire-breathing dragon has been vanquished by Saint George, with the help of Michael and his musical band of angels. Enjoy these photos of the pageant, games, and hike to the summit of Mt. Battie. [gallery size="large" type="rectangular"...


9:00 am APC Campus Clean Up Day
APC Campus Clean Up Day
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join the Ashwood Parent Community for a fun morning of outdoor work. We will clean up the woodland trails in preparation for All Hallows’ Eve,  move the bulletin board kiosk to a more visible spot,[...]
all-day Leaflet submission deadline
Leaflet submission deadline
Oct 22 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.
8:05 am APC Coffee
APC Coffee
Oct 26 @ 8:05 am – 8:40 am
8:40 am Friday Assembly: Halloween Sing-...
Friday Assembly: Halloween Sing-...
Oct 26 @ 8:40 am – 9:10 am
Everyone is welcome to our traditional Halloween sing-along and story. Boo!
5:00 pm All Hallows’ Eve @ Ashwood Waldorf School
All Hallows’ Eve @ Ashwood Waldorf School
Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
All Hallows' Eve @ Ashwood Waldorf School | Rockport | Maine | United States
Join us for our annual, enchanted woodland walk! In quiet awe, we tread the magical path through the woods, lit by 100 twinkling jack-o-lanterns. What will we find along the path? Fairies, dragon-battling knights, Red[...]