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

Class 4-5 Animal Dioramas

Class 4-5 has recently completed its Human and Animal block. In this block the students began to explore what it means to be human by looking at their relationships with the living beings and environments that surround them. As a culminating project, each student...

Winter Revels: Joy!

Winter Revels is here! Join us on Wednesday, December 19 at 4:00 p.m. at the Camden Opera House as Ashwood students, ages 7-13, romp the stage for a brief and energetic program of hilarious sketches, inspiring poetry, and music and dance from around the world-- plus,...

Winter Spiral of Light

On Wednesday, December 5, during the school day, children in the grade school will walk the Winter Spiral of Light. Early-childhood students will walk at 3:30 p.m. in the Buttercup Room. EC parents are invited to attend and are asked to arrive no later than...

Some Thoughts About Sleep From Parent-Child Teacher Audrey McGlashan

The other day in Parent-Child class some wonderful conversations were taking place around the table. I was particularly aware of a conversation about sleep. With the recent time change and the various effects of our daily lives-- especially if there are children in...


4:00 pm Winter Revels @ Camden Opera House
Winter Revels @ Camden Opera House
Dec 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Please note: Winter Revels falls on a Wednesday this year due to the holiday calendar. Check back for details!
all-day Winter Vacation
Winter Vacation
Dec 20 2018 – Jan 1 2019 all-day
Please note: Due to the holiday calendar, winter vacation begins on a Thursday this year.
all-day Leaflet submission deadline
Leaflet submission deadline
Jan 7 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.