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: email@example.com 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.
Our early-childhood teachers create a warm, caring atmosphere that nurtures each child’s initiative through creative play and fosters healthy social experiences.
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.
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...
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 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...
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...
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!