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!

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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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

Picnic Tables

Over the course of the spring, class 3, 4, 5, measured lengths and angles, cut boards, fastened, and weather-proofed two early childhood-sized picnic tables. Each student had a chance to learn and practice each skill and could measure, cut, hammer and drive screws...

Bridge Crossing 2022

Our early childhood classes' resilience was tested again on the days of the bridge crossing festival. The faculty had planned for it to be outside in the back of the building. Weather reports were ominous enough a day or two before the event to allow us...

Pentathlon Pride

On Friday, May 20th, the fifth graders promenaded from the grade school building to their awaiting “chariot,” past cheering and banner-holding schoolmates as they headed off for the 27th annual Maine Waldorf Schools Pentathlon at the Maine Coast Waldorf School in...

Puppet Play

Puppet Play in Early ChildhoodA spare decor made with colorful cloths and a few props from nature (a branch, a rock, a pine cone) is pleasing to the eye. The gentle moving of simple puppets or marionettes (with very few features) in the pleasing colorful world allows...

On Our Bookshelves: A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

Who knows what ripples may go out into the world when you assign a book for an Ashwood class to read? Ms Purdom assigned a powerful book for grades 6-7 to read this year called "A Long Walk to Water" by Linda Sue Park. Ever curious about what our children...

Events

Jul
18
Mon
9:00 am Fairy Home and Gardens Camp @ Ashwood Waldorf School
Fairy Home and Gardens Camp @ Ashwood Waldorf School
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ages 3-5 Wend your way with us through woods and streams with your friends to find fairies, pixies and gnomes!  Create homes and gardens where they can dwell.
Jul
19
Tue
9:00 am Fairy Home and Gardens Camp @ Ashwood Waldorf School
Fairy Home and Gardens Camp @ Ashwood Waldorf School
Jul 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ages 3-5 Wend your way with us through woods and streams with your friends to find fairies, pixies and gnomes!  Create homes and gardens where they can dwell.
Jul
20
Wed
9:00 am Fairy Home and Gardens Camp @ Ashwood Waldorf School
Fairy Home and Gardens Camp @ Ashwood Waldorf School
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ages 3-5 Wend your way with us through woods and streams with your friends to find fairies, pixies and gnomes!  Create homes and gardens where they can dwell.