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!

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

Class 7-8 Mandarin Class Calligraphy

This year's students are the first to experience Mandarin as a foreign language class at Ashwood. This subject is a pilot program for us, and so far students are loving the language as well as the artistic work involved.

Class 7-8 Sistine Chapel Exercise

To complement their studies of the Italian Renaissance, Class 7-8 is getting a feel for what it was like for Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Their assignment: to draw a detail of "God Creating Adam" on a piece of paper taped to the bottom of...

Class 7-8 Fan Filter Boxes

Class 7-8 participated in a very local community service project this week—building new filter boxes for the fans that help keep Ashwood's indoor air cleaner. 

Class 3-4 Agricultural Arts

Class 3-4 visited Erickson Fields Preserve for their Agricultural Arts class with Ms. Swan. They harvested 400 pounds of potatoes and pulled in all of the rest of the green and occasional red peppers.

Class 3-4 Field Trip to Mook Sea Farm

Class 3 - 4’s first block of the year was Maine geography, history, and industries. Lessons were enriched with field trips to explore and view Maine geography, discover Maine’s rich history, and witness some of Maine’s major industries in action!