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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Ashwood has just released its new Five-Year Strategic Plan

Ashwood Waldorf School’s Five-Year Strategic Plan marks the school’s position at the beginning of the second hundred years of Waldorf education. This plan holds fast to the school’s mission while providing a guiding vision for its future and a working plan for how to get there. Click here for details.

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

Save the Date! Class 7-8 to Perform The Tempest

Save the Date! Class 7-8 to Perform The Tempest

It starts with a violent shipwreck, but wait… no one perishes, and the passengers, now marooned on a deserted island, begin to notice eerie noises emanating from the forests. Meanwhile, the king's son, last seen plunging into the brine, is believed dead. And, by the...

Earlier Start Time for Serve-A-Thon Pizza Night

Earlier Start Time for Serve-A-Thon Pizza Night

Pizza Night is growing! The fundraiser now goes from 4:00–9:00 p.m. Join us on Tuesday, January 14 at Flatbread Company, 399 Commercial St, Rockport. Gather your friends, and head on over! Each pizza sale benefits Ashwood, including take-out orders. Call 207-706-4146...

Alumni Artisan Spotlight: Goldenrod Textiles

Alumni Artisan Spotlight: Goldenrod Textiles

Tiyana Wolf-Whitehead (’00) and Nathaniel Stimson (’02) own and operate Goldenrod Textiles, a new studio space and storefront in Thomaston, Maine. The pair hopes to inspire “appreciation and stewardship of our local and global environment through the making of...

We’re Recycling Wrappers!

We’re Recycling Wrappers!

We now have a TerraCycle Zero Waste Box in the grade school building, allowing us to recycle candy and snack wrappers. When the box is full, it will be returned to TerraCycle where the contents will be either recycled, composted, or repurposed. This is a pilot project...

Alumni Artisan Spotlight: Ella Simon ’13

Alumni Artisan Spotlight: Ella Simon ’13

Coastal Caps was created by Ella Simon (Ashwood ’13) and Grace Kenney, students at Bennington College with a shared passion for art and the environment. Single use plastic bags are one of the most difficult materials to recycle, but Ella and Grace have created a new...


6:00 pm Nursery Program Information Session
Nursery Program Information Session
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
You are warmly invited to attend an information session on Monday, January 27 at 6:00 p.m. in the Early Childhood Center. We will be laying out our ideas for a nursery program at Ashwood, suitable[...]