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...

Fall Service Day: “It is the heart that does the giving.”

Last week, Ashwood students from grades 1-8 went out into the community to lend a helping hand during our Fall Service Day. We visited five local nonprofit organizations: Merryspring Nature Center, PAWS Animal Adoption Center, Erickson Field Preserve, Hospitality...

Michaelmas Pageant & Harvest Festival 2019

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Ashwood Celebrates “Waldorf 100” with Aerial Photography

With a giant hats-off to Chris Brown of Camden Real Estate, Ashwood students and faculty participated in a short video on September 19 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Waldorf education. While Chris positioned his camera-eqipped drone high in the air above...

Speaking Up/ Speaking Out

This summer I attended a daylong workshop titled Teaching Social Justice 101 at the Holocaust and Human Rights Center (HHRC) of Maine on the campus of the UMA. Led by faculty from Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama,...

Foofoo Flies Free

"Foofoo hatched!" piped fourth-grader Frances. "Now we can finish our stories about him!" Over the past weekend, the monarch chrysalis we reported about in the last edition emerged from his chrysalis in Ms. Buczacz's classroom. Here is Ms. Buczacz's account of this...

Events

Oct
18
Fri
8:15 am APC Coffee Time
APC Coffee Time
Oct 18 @ 8:15 am – 8:40 am
Join the APC on the lower level for coffee, tea, and conversation before the assembly.
8:40 am Friday Assembly: Contra Dance
Friday Assembly: Contra Dance
Oct 18 @ 8:40 am – 9:10 am
Special guest Lisa Newcomb will lead the whole school in a contradance. Rain plan: Indoor handicapping games.