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

Pentathlon 2021

Pentathlon 2021

Despite the hot and humid weather, our Pentathlon athletes performed with grace, speed, accuracy, and good sportsmanship. The event began with odes to a pantheon of Greek gods, followed by a rendition of "Chanson pour les petits enfants," to the accompaniment of...

May Fair Slideshow & Videos

May Fair Slideshow & Videos

Puppet play for EC and Class 1-3Flower girlsOlder students helped younger to make flower crownsObstacle courseRelay racesPutting the crown on the MaypoleFlower crown and ribbon stickDancing the MaypoleUkesShadow play... a dragon?Sarah and TabathaRaffle clownObstacle...

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,...


6:00 pm Board Meeting
Board Meeting
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm Father’s Fire
Father’s Fire
Jun 16 @ 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[...]