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

Parent Discussion Group Starts February 14

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 might even be tea and breakfast treats!...

In the Winter Garden

Early Childhood News In the winter garden, covered with snow, little seeds are sleeping, deep down below. Here come the children: 1, 2, 3. Skipping in the garden, happily. The kindergarten play yard has been a blur with busy children at work and play in the snow....

Student Writing: Peter and the Silver Spoon

Recently, two of our 7th grade students approached me about writing a story for their 1st grade buddies…Here is the result. A not-so-brief history of the Northern Mou and their stolen treasure  by Mazy and Sofia Once upon a time, there was a young Mou called...

The Great Math Block Swap: What Is It?

Each year, Ashwood's grade school teachers consider whether or not to include a "block swap" in their calendar. Will it be of benefit to the students? To the school? In the past several years, the answer has been a solid "yes." So, once again, this year, we will have...

How Do Ashwood Teachers Address Conflict in the Classroom?

5 Ways We Help Students Grow in Their Ability to Resolve Differences “The answer is not the main event, the attempt to understand is.” — Kim John Payne M.Ed. Coping with the stress of conflict is becoming an...

Events

Feb
25
Mon
all-day Leaflet submission deadline
Leaflet submission deadline
Feb 25 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.
Feb
28
Thu
8:45 am Parenting Discussion Group
Parenting Discussion Group
Feb 28 @ 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[...]
Mar
4
Mon
8:30 am APC Hosts School Budget Talk
APC Hosts School Budget Talk
Mar 4 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Join us in the community room of the grade school building (note venue change) for our monthly meeting. All Ashwood parents are welcome! This month, the meeting will go from 8:30 to 10:30 to accommodate a[...]