Student Writing: “Blown Away”

by Ina (Grade 7) I craned my neck and looked up in awe at the top of the tallest mountain in Maine, Mount Katahdin. It was massive. The beginning wasn’t too hard. I was surprised because it was the hardest trail. Glancing down, the ground looked like a thick carpet...

Student Writing: Peter and the Silver Spoon

Recently, two of our 7th grade students approached me about writing a story for their 1st grade buddies…Here is the result. A not-so-brief history of the Northern Mou and their stolen treasure  by Mazy and Sofia Once upon a time, there was a young Mou called...
The Great Math Block Swap: What Is It?

The Great Math Block Swap: What Is It?

Each year, Ashwood’s grade school teachers consider whether or not to include a “block swap” in their calendar. Will it be of benefit to the students? To the school? In the past several years, the answer has been a solid “yes.” So, once...
Why Do We Have a Development Office?

Why Do We Have a Development Office?

Many of you are aware that Ashwood ‘s tuition income does not cover the expense of running the school. Every year there is a financial gap that needs to be bridged in order to keep Ashwood financially stable and thriving. In recent years, the gap has been in the...