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.

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Ashwood has just released its new Five-Year Strategic Plan

Ashwood Waldorf School’s Five-Year Strategic Plan marks the school’s position at the beginning of the second hundred years of Waldorf education. This plan holds fast to the school’s mission while providing a guiding vision for its future and a working plan for how to get there. Click here for details.

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...

Pumpkin Carving 2019

Where do all those glowing jack-o-lanterns come from that we see on the pumpkin path each All Hallows' Eve? They come from many joyful students, designing, carving, helping each other.

A Day for Tree Faces and Scarecrows

The day before our big All Hallows' Eve Walk, parents and children gathered to decorate the fields and woods. The gateway to the pumpkin path!

Jeremy Clough Named Ashwood School Director, Effective July 1 , 2020

It is with great pleasure that we announce the hiring of Jeremy Clough as Ashwood's school director, effective July 1, 2020. On the same day, Jody Spanglet, Ashwood's long-serving school director, will become the school's director of finance*, while our business...

Djembe Workshop with Namory Keita

Last week Class 7-8 had the opportunity to participate in a lively djembe workship with with Namory Keita, master drummer from the village of Sangbaralla, Guinea, West Africa. Namory Keita, Master Drummer, is a sought after teacher and performer with a unique...

All Hallows’ Gratitude

Record crowds, a balmy night, and a multitude of enthusiastic volunteers made for a wonderful All Hallows' Eve Walk this year. Every year, the faculty burns the pumpkin candle at both ends to to make this event a success, but we simply could not do it without all of...

Events

Nov
15
Fri
8:15 am APC Coffee Time
APC Coffee Time
Nov 15 @ 8:15 am – 8:40 am
Join the APC on the lower level for coffee, tea, and conversation before the assembly.
Nov
20
Wed
8:15 am School Tour
School Tour
Nov 20 @ 8:15 am – 10:30 am
School Tour
Fifth grade student artwork. Please join us for a behind-the-scenes look at Waldorf education! Every morning, in more than 1,000 Waldorf schools worldwide, the day begins with a dynamic and interactive main lesson, where academic subjects are brought to life through[...]