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.

Our campus is closed, but learning continues! Find out about our distance learning program here.

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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Ashwood has just released its new Five-Year Strategic Plan

Ashwood Waldorf School’s Five-Year Strategic Plan marks the school’s position at the beginning of the second hundred years of Waldorf education. This plan holds fast to the school’s mission while providing a guiding vision for its future and a working plan for how to get there. Click here for details.

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

Business Office Manager Betty Wyman Says Farewell

Business Office Manager Betty Wyman Says Farewell

It was in 2009 when my older son Aidan spent a wonderful, enchanted and cozy summer camp at Ashwood. The campus, with its trees, open fields and crisp, rolling brook, captured our imaginations, and since then we have never left. Aidan and my younger son Benjamin have...

Class 3-4 Shelter Models Honor First Nations Design

Class 3-4 Shelter Models Honor First Nations Design

This spring, during their distance learning program, Class 3-4 rose to the challenge of creating a model shelter based on the homes of First Nations people across North America. The children were each provided with a book from Bonnie Shemie's Native Houses series...

April Snowstorm Clean Up

April Snowstorm Clean Up

Many, many thanks to the Hildreth/Dodge family for cutting and cleaning up brush from the large ash limb that came down during the fierce April snowstorm. We’re sorry to lose such a wonderful climbing branch, but the rest of the tree appears to be very healthy. We’re...

Whose Topic Is It? A Quiz

Whose Topic Is It? A Quiz

by Jeremy Clough, Class 7-8 Teacher Here are the answers to this week's Leaflet quiz, wherein you were asked to guess which 7th-8th grader wrote which expository essay: "Dungeons & Dragons: The World's Greatest Roleplaying Game?" - George "Why I Love the City" -...

Service During Stay-at-Home

Service During Stay-at-Home

A big shout out to the Hoppin and the Burnham/Kornfield families for answering the call for volunteers at Midcoast Recover Coalition. On May 2, which would have been Serve-A-Thon Saturday. Both families spent a couple of hours pruning bushes and brambles, raking and...