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.

Virtual Open House

Join us for a Virtual Open House on Wednesday, January 27 from 6:00–7:00 p.m. We’ll talk about how Ashwood students make the transition to high school and some of the qualities and capacities they carry with them that help them thrive. A high school teacher and an alumnus or two will be on hand to help answer your questions. For information or to receive a videoconference link for the January virtual open house email: info@ashwoodwaldorf.org or call 207-236-8021. 

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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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

Winter Festivals in 2020

Winter Festivals in 2020

Like many other Waldorf schools, Ashwood observes a number of annual festivals. Some of these events are celebrated with the participation of families and/or the wider community. Others are in-school festivals that may or may not include the participation of parents....

Those Beautiful Mugs!

by Elizabeth Doshi, Class 1, 2, 3 teacher Each student in grades 1, 2 and 3 now has a whimsical and functional mug to drink water from at school. The class hand built the ceramic mugs over many days and with great care and creativity. They recently received their mugs...

Exploration, Inquiry, and Joy

Enthusiasm and excitement fill the day: apples and leaves falling from our trees, finding the homes of small creatures underneath the stumps and rocks, spiders making their webs, water in the stream, snow on the ground, and ice in the puddles! Each day holds a new...