Ashwood Alumni

Ashwood alumni are creative thinkers, confident in their own abilities, possessing a reverence for life, a strong sense of personal responsibility, and the ability to thrive and adapt in a changing world.

An Ashwood education was one of the best gifts my parents could have given me.  A community dedicated to the appreciation of nature, music, arts, rigorous thought, nourishing relationships… an education in what it is to be human.

Caroline Ginsberg

Class of 2000

I thank my Ashwood education for encouraging my open-mind, fearless authenticity, and reverence for earth. These qualities were nurtured in the safety of your classrooms and communities, and they have brought me a deep sense of peace as I navigate life.

Brenda Reddy

Class of 2006

By the time Waldorf students reach us, they are grounded broadly and deeply and have a remarkable enthusiasm for learning. They possess the eye of discoverer and the compassionate heart of the reformer, which when joined to a task, can change the planet.

Arthur Zajonc, Ph.D.

Professor of Physics, 
Amherst College

Alumni spotlight: Tessa Mott

Congratulations to Tessa on being named Salutatorian of her class at Camden Hills High School! After taking a well-earned semester off to relax and travel, she will be attending Middlebury College in Vermont.

Tessa has certainly made the most of her time at Camden Hills. Along the way she discovered a passion for biology, and cites her recent acceptance into the highly selective National Youth Science Camp as a major accomplishment. Tessa has taken part in Big Brothers, Big Sisters for the past three years, and is president of the school’s National Honor Society chapter. She is also a member of PEERS (a school organization which helps orient incoming freshman), the swim team, and has rowed with the Megunticook Rowers for three years.

Tessa entered high school with the mindset that she would apply herself to everything. She credits her experiences at Ashwood for giving her the ability and confidence to see possibilities and engage is all subjects.

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Ashwood alumni! Share your big news, ideas, memories, or just your updated contact info!

Alumni Artisans

Ashwood alumni have gone on to a variety of interesting pursuits. Many artists, musicians, craftspeople, and entrepreneurs in midcoast Maine and beyond are Ashwood alumni. If you’re an alumn and would like to list your endeavor here, write to

Meghan Flynn Ceramics

Meghan Flynn graduated from Ashwood with the first eighth grade in 1998. She lives and works in Lincolnville, where she grew up. 

Johanna Davis - Songbird Farm

Johanna ’02 owns and runs Songbird Organic Farm in Unity, Maine with her partner Adam. They grow about 3 acres of mixed vegetables, and about 10 acres of small grains, flint corn and dry beans.

Eliza Squibb - Textile Artist

Eliza ’00 uses textile design to bridge the worlds of art and science. While still in college at the Rhode Island Institute of Design (RISD) back in 2012, Eliza leapt at the unique opportunity to create a textile pattern for health communication in Africa.


Where is everybody?!

Ashwood Alumni travel far and wide and live all over the world! Where have you been?

Selected College Acceptances

Allegheny College
Barnard College
Bates College
Beloit College
Bennington College
Berkely School of Music
Bowdoin College
Brown University
California College of Art
Champlain College
Colby College
College of Charleston
College of the Atlantic
Columbia College of Art
Columbia University
Concordia University
Connecticut College
Cornell College
Dickinson College
Evergreen State College
George Washington University
Gettysburg College
Goucher College
Green Mountain College

Hampshire College
Haverford College
Ithaca College
Kenyon College
Maine Maritime Academy
Massachusetts College of Art
Middlebury College
Montana State University
Mount Holyoke College
Northeastern University
Nova Scotia School of Art and Design
Oberlin College
Olin College of Engineering
Parsons Art and Design School
Pomona College
Pratt Institute
Rhode Island School of Design – RISD
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Sarah Lawrence College
Savannah College of Art & Design
Smith College
St. Lawrence University
State University of New York
Union College
Unity College

University of Colorado
University of Maine, Farmington
University of Maine, Orono
University of Maine, Presque Isle
University of New Hampshire
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
University of Southern California
University of Vermont
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Vasser College
Warren Wilson College
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University
Williams College