Ashwood Waldorf School to Host Virtual Open House Series
Starting in January, Ashwood Waldorf School will host a series of Virtual Open Houses for adults interested in learning about the school’s innovative kindergarten through 8th grade programs. The first Virtual Open House will take place on Wednesday, January 27 from 6:00–7:00 p.m. The theme will be: "Where Do They Go from Here?: How do Ashwood students fare in high school and beyond?" Parents are often eager to know that their child will be prepared for the challenges of high school and beyond—both academically and socially. We'll talk about how Ashwood students make the transition to high school and some of the qualities and capacities they carry with them that help them thrive. To receive a videoconference link for the January Virtual Open House, preregister at email@example.com or call 207-236-8021.
Subsequent Virtual Open Houses are scheduled for the last Wednesday of each month. Each event will include information about the school's curriculum, which integrates academics, arts, movement, music and hands-on learning to cultivate the gifts of each child. The events will be informal, and attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions based on their particular interests. Each event will feature a different theme, and faculty members as well as a variety of special guests (alumni, alumni parents, community members, educators) will be on hand to answer guests’ questions.
For 35 years, Ashwood has served midcoast students from kindergarten through grade eight. Its multi-age kindergarten program for children ages 3-6 lays a foundation for literacy and intellectual growth through the language of storytelling and circle games, puppetry, and play—developing concentration, coordination, and language and number skills. In the early elementary grades, Ashwood’s teachers provide a broad base of knowledge and instill a love of learning, creating a culture of inspired academic excellence. Different learning styles are honored through both indoor classroom instruction and outdoor activity as students engage with language, mental math, daily artistic work, purposeful movement, and the rich, imaginative content of myths and legends of cultures around the world. Ashwood middle school students hone their awakening intellects by exercising their growing capacity for objective thinking and refined observation. They develop into confident, self-aware individuals as they study history, algebra, geometry, human anatomy and physiology, physics, literature, and engage in a wide variety of arts. High school teachers value Ashwood students for their depth of insight, focus, and enthusiasm.
Worldwide, Waldorf schools are known for an interdisciplinary approach that balances rigorous academics with creativity. Currently, there are more than 1,000 Waldorf schools in over 60 countries. In 2019, the movement celebrated its 100th birthday.
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