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...

Happy Birthday, Waldorf!

The weather was pristine, the food was delicious, and the vibe was warm, happy and laid back. Last week's Homecoming & 100th Anniversary Party brought together Ashwood alumni, former faculty and parents, and current families and faculty to celebrate 100 years of...

Students Share Summer Reading Projects in Game Show Format

To the perennial question, "What I did you do on your summer vacation?" Ashwood's book-loving 5th through 8th graders might all have the same answer: I read a great book and designed a tee-shirt inspired by it! As school began last week, tee-shirts began trickling in,...

Foofoo Finds a Home

Last week, fourth-grader Georgia brought a monarch caterpillar to school in a roomy vase with plenty of snacks to nibble on. To Class 3-4 it seemed likely that Foofoo was ready to settle down for a long nap, so the class said its farewells on Friday, anticipating a...

Welcome Tea 2019

Each year the administration rolls out the grassy carpet to welcome parents, new and returning, to the school year. Once again this year, we had a fine crop of parents, administrators and board members on hand to chat, drink tea, eat cake, and pick up their welcome...

Rose Ceremony 2019

Each year, on the first day of school, the school community gathers to greet children, teachers, and parents and to welcome the new first graders. New first graders each receive a rose from their seventh-eighth grade "buddies." Teachers offered a wish for the year,...