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

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...

Grades 1-3 Begin Making Their Cob Oven

Grades 1-3 Begin Making Their Cob Oven

Our first interdisciplinary learning block of the year is The Built Environment, and Ms. Doshi's first, second and third graders have plunged right in to the task of building a cob oven. What, you might ask, is a cob oven? It is a wood-fired oven made from a clay,...

First Day of School 2020

First Day of School 2020

It was a very special first day of school! After a summer of planning and meeting, it was wonderful to have the children with us at last, laughing, playing, and learning on campus. All is in readiness…Lower grades open-air classroom: waiting for the childrenWelcome to...

Energized for Fall Re-opening, Ashwood Welcomes New Board Leadership

by Val Shepard As excitement builds for the 2020-2021 school year, Ashwood Waldorf School is pleased to welcome a new president and vice president of our board of trustees. John Morin will take over as board president from Betsy Morrell, who has served with dedication...

Events

Sep
22
Tue
6:00 pm Board Meeting
Board Meeting
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
Sep
29
Tue
5:30 pm EC Parent Evening
EC Parent Evening
Sep 29 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
This will be an in-person event with safety precautions.
Oct
1
Thu
all-day Michaelmas Celebration @ Camden Hills State Park
Michaelmas Celebration @ Camden Hills State Park
Oct 1 all-day
Michaelmas Celebration @ Camden Hills State Park
Saint George battles the dragon. Our annual Michaelmas pageant and hike will take place Thursday, October 1. The entire festival will take place at Camden Hills State Park. Parents will need to drop off and pick[...]
Oct
20
Tue
6:00 pm Board Meeting
Board Meeting
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm