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.

Welcome to our school community! There’s so much to learn as you consider your child’s education. We recommend you begin with this introductory video. Then, explore our website, and be in touch with us with any questions you may have. We look forward to meeting you!

Virtual Open House: Why Waldorf?

Join us for a Virtual Open House on Wednesday, June 2 from 6:00–7:00 p.m. We will explore what makes Waldorf education unique. For information or to receive a videoconference link for the virtual open house email: info@ashwoodwaldorf.org or call 207-236-8021. All are welcome!

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

Fieldtrip: A Search for the Source

Fieldtrip: A Search for the Source

On April 8, upper grades students met at Ragged Mountain to follow Hosmer Brook up the mountain in search of its source. Along the way the students identified tress and observed the changing forest make up as they gained altitude. At the top they could see clear...

Alumni Update: Caroline Ginsberg ’00

by Valerie Shepard '98 Caroline and Lennon Alumni Caroline Ginsberg '00 and husband Colin Reid welcomed their son, Lennon Matinicus Reid, in January 2021! Caroline lives in Portland and works as the membership director for Maine Farmland Trust. Last year,...

Kristina Mainella to Lead Mixed-age Kindergarten

Kristina Mainella Ashwood recently announced the hiring of Kristina Mainella to lead its mixed-age kindergarten next year. Kristina brings a wealth of experience to the job, including raising two boys, both of whom attended Ashwood, and serving on our board of...

Alumni Update: Alex Wilder ’08

By Alex Wilder Alex Wilder '08 After Ashwood, I did a year at Camden-Rockport Middle School before attending high school at Camden Hills. I loved my time at CHRHS, where I participated in the choral program, the musicals, and the nordic ski team. I did my...

A Little Fun in Language Arts

A Little Fun in Language Arts

Students in the Writing Club revisited our study of character traits by tagging each other with positive character traits. Left to right: Clementine, Frances, Oliver, Vivian, and Ceri. Giggles abounded and many kind compliments were given!

Events

May
11
Tue
8:45 am Parent & Child Playgroup
Parent & Child Playgroup
May 11 @ 8:45 am – 10:45 am
https://www.ashwoodwaldorf.org/parent-child-playgroup/
May
18
Tue
8:45 am Parent & Child Playgroup
Parent & Child Playgroup
May 18 @ 8:45 am – 10:45 am
https://www.ashwoodwaldorf.org/parent-child-playgroup/
6:00 pm Board Meeting
Board Meeting
May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
May
19
Wed
7:00 pm Father’s Fire
Father’s Fire
May 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ashwood dads! Join Robert Kaczor this Wednesday, March 24, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. for the first First Quarter Father’s Fire! Ashwood fathers, new and old, are invited to gather monthly on the Wednesday closest[...]
May
25
Tue
8:45 am Parent & Child Playgroup
Parent & Child Playgroup
May 25 @ 8:45 am – 10:45 am
https://www.ashwoodwaldorf.org/parent-child-playgroup/