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Ashwood to offer Kindergarten tuition assistance

Posted Feb. 12, 2013, at 11:24 a.m.
Last modified Feb. 12, 2013, at 12:56 p.m.

ROCKPORT, Maine — In a move to make a Waldorf education more accessible to the families of midcoast Maine, Ashwood Waldorf School is pleased to announce a new tuition assistance program for families with kindergarten-aged children.

Ashwood has a longstanding history of fostering an economically diverse school community through its generous grade school tuition assistance program.

This is the first time in its 27 years that the school has extended financial aid to the pre-school population.

The new tuition assistance will benefit applicants to Ashwood’s mixed-age, five-day kindergarten, which accepts children from age 3 1/2 to 6 years. Tuition assistance will cover up to 10 percent of the posted tuition for this program.

“With its balance of academic excellence, rich programming in the arts and outdoor education, we feel that the value of what Ashwood offers to the children is clear,” said School Director Jody Spanglet. “We see this value, each and every day, reflected in the children’s bright faces and inquisitive minds.”

Ashwood offers awards of up to 50 percent of tuition for Grades 1-8.

All of Ashwood’s tuition assistance awards are based solely on need.

The tuition assistance application deadline is March 1, 2013.

For more information: info@ashwoodwaldorf.org or 207.236.8021.

Located on Park Street in Rockport, Ashwood Waldorf School is an independent and accredited school with about 100 students serving children three years old through eighth grade. Parent-Child classes for children 18 months through three years old are also offered during the school year. The rigorous Waldorf curriculum is designed to ignite the child’s imagination and develop capacities for creative and independent thinking. Ashwood has had a presence in midcoast Maine for 27 years, enrolling children from Damariscotta to Belfast and beyond. For more information about Ashwood Waldorf School please call the office at 236-8021, email info@ashwoodwaldorf.org or visit www.ashwoodwaldorf.org.

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