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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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...

Eighth Grade Projects Come of Age in the Digital Age

The eighth grade project is a tradition of long standing at Ashwood. As a culmination of the educational journey, it is an opportunity for each student to have an independent learning experience based on individual interests and to step into a new level of...

Class 4-5 Costumed Book Reports

What do a warrior cat, a ghost, the god Poseidon, a very nice Viking, and a chicken named Etcetera have in common? They were all in attendance at the Class 4-5 book reports last week! Freshly back from an exciting trip to Cobscook Bay State Park, and dressed in...

Ashwood Has A Special Place In My Heart

This year I am celebrating my 10th year as part of the Ashwood Waldorf community. To date, it is 30 years that I have worked as a Waldorf teacher and 40 years as teacher, all round numbers…so let’s get out the champagne, please! Ursula leading the Morris dancers at...


5:00 pm 100th Anniversary Party & Homec...
100th Anniversary Party & Homec...
Sep 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
100th Anniversary  Party & Homecoming
Our annual 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[...]