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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Statement of Solidarity

Ashwood Waldorf School stands with the movement to end structural and systemic racism, injustice, and bigotry. We are taking immediate steps to educate ourselves to be better allies in the struggle for justice and equality, and we invite all those who wish to join us in this critical endeavor.

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

Energized for Fall Re-opening, Ashwood Welcomes New Board Leadership

by Val Shepard As excitement builds for the 2020-2021 school year, Ashwood Waldorf School is pleased to welcome a new president and vice president of our board of trustees. John Morin will take over as board president from Betsy Morrell, who has served with dedication...

Joyful Learning: A Virtual Open House

Joyful Learning: A Virtual Open House

On July 15 from 7:00–8:00 p.m., Ashwood Waldorf School will host “Joyful Learning:” A Virtual Open House for adults interested in learning more about Ashwood's programs for ages 3 through 8th grade. This hour-long, informal, virtual gathering will be interactive,...

Commencement Speech Offers a Message of Hope in Unsettled Times

We’d like to share a clip from Ashwood’s recent commencement ceremony. Class Teacher, Jeremy Clough, sends off the Class of 2020 with a message of hope, acknowledging the pain, anger, and uncertainty that is around us at this time, taking a moment of silence in memory...

Class of 2020 Steps Out for Graduation

Class of 2020 Steps Out for Graduation

With, as they say, "an abundance of caution"—including face coverings and physical distancing—the Class of 2020 gathered with faculty on the Ashwood campus on June 5 for a live, in-person graduation ceremony. Scroll down for pictures. The ceremony began with a keynote...

The Show Must Go On! (And It Did!)

The Show Must Go On! (And It Did!)

Traditionally, the last day of school at Ashwood is a festive day of sharing as we put on our annual Spring Revels at the Camden Opera House. This year, as the faculty began to wrap up a spring semester of distance learning, we were faced with yet another challenge:...


all-day Forest Camp @ Ashwood Waldorf School
Forest Camp @ Ashwood Waldorf School
Aug 10 – Aug 14 all-day
Forest Camp @ Ashwood Waldorf School
Forest Camp with Elizabeth Doshi. August 10–14; 9:00 a.m.–noon. Ages 5–7. $150 per camper plus $10 materials fee. Imagine a week of making forts, water play, felting, natural plant dying, games and pretending— outside in[...]