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.

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

Written Work from Ashwood’s Class 6–7

Hannibal in the Alps At the outset of their second Roman History block, Class 6-7 heard the story of Hannibal Barca, the great military commander from Carthage who led his men through Gaul and over the Alps to attack the Romans during the Second Punic War (circa 200...

Ashwood School Tour: A Parent’s Perspective

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but seeing an Ashwood Waldorf classroom in action is priceless. With a School Tour event around the corner on Wednesday, November 14, parent Amy Thompson shares a few words about her visit to Class 2-3, 4-5, and 6-7 during last...

The Kindergarten Has Some Big Visitors

This week, Class 6-7 walked across campus to visit the Early Childhood Center. After singing for the kindergarteners, the middle schoolers passed a delightful half hour...

Walk the Glittering Pumpkin Path on October 26

Ashwood Waldorf School’s 17th annual All Hallows’ Eve Walk will take place at 180 Park Street, Rockport, on Friday, October 26, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.   Each year, Ashwood offers the All Hallows' Eve Walk as a gift to the young and young-at-heart of midcoast Maine....


all-day Leaflet submission deadline
Leaflet submission deadline
Nov 26 all-day
Leaflet submission deadline
Please submit your materials to Laura Purdom by 9:00 a.m. today for inclusion in this week’s Ashwood Leaflet newsletter.
8:05 am APC Coffee
APC Coffee
Nov 30 @ 8:05 am – 8:40 am
8:40 am Friday Assembly: Class 4-5 Open ...
Friday Assembly: Class 4-5 Open ...
Nov 30 @ 8:40 am – 9:10 am
Class 4-5 will present their animal dioramas.