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

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...

Serve-A-Thon Raffle: Five Chances to Win

This year's Serve-A-Thon raffle will offer five chances to win. You heard that right, we are giving away five bundles worth $250+ of goods, services, and experiences. Here are a few of the local businesses that have donated to our raffle:  Farnsworth Museum • 40 Paper...

After-School Ultimate Disc Club Starts May 1

Join us for Ultimate Disc this spring beginning on Wednesday, May 1! Open to all 4th-8th graders in the midcoast, this after-school program is coed and no experience is needed. You will learn all the skills and rules you need to play. Your skills are sure to improve,...

Who’s Woods Are These?

I Think I Know! A sudden April storm surprised us with a Monday snow day. Back at school on Tuesday, we marveled at the beauty of the Ashwood campus, suddenly transformed from muddy browns to shimmering white. The woods were especially magical. The tree faces were...

Open House & Pancake Breakfast a Sweet Success

On Saturday, April 6, 2019 Ashwood Waldorf School hosted its fifth annual Open House & Pancake Breakfast. I was fortunate enough to flip pancakes for all of the wonderful children and adults who visited the school that day. There were current Ashwood families as...

Summer Camps at Ashwood!

Two great camps! Choose from ultimate disc or circus arts—or do both camps. No experience necessary. All students, grades 4–8 are invited. Teachers: Rose Swan, Ashwood movement teacher; Jeremy Clough, Ashwood class teacher. See our flyer, below, for more information...

Events

Apr
23
Tue
8:30 am Budget Informational Meeting
Budget Informational Meeting
Apr 23 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
This is the rescheduled school budget presentation. All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. We will meet in the grade school building community room.
9:30 am Class 4-5 Play
Class 4-5 Play
Apr 23 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
 
Apr
24
Wed
9:30 am Class 4-5 Play
Class 4-5 Play
Apr 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
 
4:00 pm Class 4-5 Play
Class 4-5 Play
Apr 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 
Apr
25
Thu
8:45 am Parenting Discussion Group
Parenting Discussion Group
Apr 25 @ 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[...]
Apr
26
Fri
all-day Serve-A-Thon
Serve-A-Thon
Apr 26 – Apr 27 all-day
Serve-A-Thon
Join us as we serve nonprofits and organizations in midcoast Maine. After obtaining sponsors for our volunteer community-service work, we fan out over the region for two days of service work and learning. Over the[...]