As a parent you are faced with many vital choices and decisions for your family. Of all the decisions you will make, the choice of a school has perhaps the most far-reaching consequences. Ashwood’s enrollment team looks forward to sharing this process with you and talking with you about your child. Below is a step-by-step outline of the process.

Get to know Ashwood

We are eager to talk with you about your interests and your child. Please phone or email us to let us know how we can connect with you. You can reach us at 207-236-8021. For grades enrollment, email Jeremy Clough at For early childhood enrollment, please contact Elizabeth Roosevelt at We look forward to meeting you!

Schedule a visit

Call or use our contact form to get in touch with the Enrollment Director to schedule an observational visit in any of the Grade School or Early Childhood classes. We host Walk Through the Grades tours monthly during the school year.

Join Us for a Seasonal Event

Each season, Ashwood sponsors festivals, assemblies, and performances. Please consult the calendar on the website for a listing of the various festivals and events throughout the year.

Tuition and Tuition Assistance

The value of a Waldorf education at Ashwood extends far beyond the classroom, enriching your child’s experiences through a lifetime. Ashwood is committed to working with your family to explore every opportunity to make this education possible.

For assistance, please contact our Finance Director, Jody Spanglet, at

Download the 2024-2025 tuition schedule.

Application to Enrollment – Five Steps

Step one: Classroom Visit

After making an initial inquiry, you will receive information about Waldorf education and Ashwood’s programs. If you are able, we suggest that you make arrangements for a classroom visit by calling the Enrollment Director at 207-236-8021. We have classroom tours scheduled monthly.

After the tour, you will have the opportunity to meet with the enrollment team, who will answer any questions you might have.

Step Two: Application

When you are ready, complete our online application form. You will be directed to TADS, our online school management platform, where you will need to create an account. You can pay the $50 application fee online through the platform.

You will need to select your intended school year on the TADS website.

Step Three: Student Visit and Parent/Student Interviews

Early Childhood: Following receipt and review of your application, we will contact you to schedule a time to visit an Early Childhood class with your child. 

Grades 1–8: Following receipt and review of your application, we will contact you to schedule a three to five-day classroom visit for your child. At this time, we will also make an appointment for you to meet with the teacher. We will need transcripts from previous schools for children entering Ashwood’s elementary school.

Step Four: Admissions Decision

When making admissions decisions, we take many factors into account:

  • Our school’s suitability for the child’s age, ability, or special educational or emotional needs
  • Whether the acceptance of the applicant is compatible with the needs of the children already in the class
  • Whether we have the resources to meet the child’s needs

In some cases children may be accepted on a trial basis. Sometimes, a new child will need tutoring in certain areas, such as world language or music.

Step Five: Enrollment

The Enrollment Director will contact you with the acceptance decision. If we are able to offer a space for your child, you will receive an acceptance letter and a link to complete the enrollment process through TADS.

Once you have signed the contract and made the deposit, you will receive instructions for setting up a tuition agreement.

For additional information, contact the Enrollment Director, 207-236-8021.