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.

Learn more about Waldorf education »

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...

Waldorf 100 Quilt Project

In February, Ashwood received an email from an 8th grade Waldorf student in Offenburg, Germany. Twelve-year-old Alessia wrote that she attends the Waldorf (Steiner) School there. For her 8th grade project she planned to make "a patchwork quilt that shows the diversity...

Hot News: The Alumni Newsletter Is Out

Alumni board members Alden Robinson and Caroline Ginsburg recently compiled and sent out the the spring edition of the Alumni Newsletter. Among other items of interest, the newsletter unveils the new Alumni Artisan Hub with profiles of, and links to, enterprising...

You’re Invited to a Birthday Party for Waldorf Education at 100!

Our 2019 homecoming party is going to be extra special next year as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of Waldorf education. Mark your calendars for Friday, September 13, 5-7 p.m.for this grand and friendly kick off to the school year. Plans are...

Spring Revels: Imagine

Join us for Spring Revels at the Camden Opera House on Friday, June 7 from 10–11 a.m. Children in grades 1-7 will take to the stage with a joyful celebration in song, dance, and verse. Our theme this year is "Imagine".

Concert & Contra Dance Benefit

They're back! On Sunday, May 26, 7:00 pm. at the Rockport Opera House, join us for a benefit concert and contra dance with the Gawler Sister and Bennett Konesni. Those of you who attended our homecoming party in September will remember this fun-loving,...


all-day Leaflet submission deadline
Leaflet submission deadline
May 20 all-day
Leaflet submission deadline
Please submit your materials to Laura Purdom by 9:00 a.m. today for inclusion in this week’s Ashwood Leaflet newsletter.
11:00 am Class 6-7 Play
Class 6-7 Play
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Class 6-7 Play
Class 6-7 will present “Momo and the Thieves of Time” by William Ward, an adaptation of a novel by Michael Ende (author of “The Never-ending Story”).
11:00 am Class 6-7 Play
Class 6-7 Play
May 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Class 6-7 will present “Momo and the Thieves of Time” by William Ward, an adaptation of a novel by Michael Ende (author of “The Never-ending Story”).
4:30 pm Class 6-7 Play
Class 6-7 Play
May 22 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Class 6-7 will present “Momo and the Thieves of Time” by William Ward, an adaptation of a novel by Michael Ende (author of “The Never-ending Story”).
8:45 am Parenting Discussion Group
Parenting Discussion Group
May 23 @ 8:45 am – 9:45 am
Parenting Discussion Group
Join other Ashwood parents every second and fourth Thursday morning from 8:45-9:45 a.m. in the Buttercup room of the early-childhood center to discuss parenting ups and downs, share advice, and swap stories and insights. There[...]