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

The world gets better one person and one action at a time. "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 video...

Jessica Wheeler Joins the Board

Recently, Ashwood had the pleasure of welcoming three new members to our Board of Trustees. Last week we heard from alumni board member Valerie Shepard. This week, we meet parent of two and tireless volunteer Jessica Wheeler. Jessica Wheeler has been a parent at...

Student Writing: “Blown Away”

by Ina (Grade 7) I craned my neck and looked up in awe at the top of the tallest mountain in Maine, Mount Katahdin. It was massive. The beginning wasn’t too hard. I was surprised because it was the hardest trail. Glancing down, the ground looked like a thick carpet...

Wrestling for Ashwood

Kristina Mainella, mother of sixth grader Vincent Mainella, wrote in to update us on Vincent's recent sporting adventures. Kristina writes, "[Vincent] has been wrestling with the Camden Rockport Middle School for the last three years now, and this is the first year he...

Ashwood Welcomes New Board Members

Recently, Ashwood had the pleasure of welcoming three new members to our Board of Trustees, Valerie Shepard, Lisa Newcomb, and Jessica Wheeler. Welcome all! In the coming weeks, we'll be profiling each of the new members. This week, we'll meet Valerie Shepard, who has...


all-day Leaflet submission deadline
Leaflet submission deadline
Mar 25 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.
8:45 am Parenting Discussion Group
Parenting Discussion Group
Mar 28 @ 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[...]