Ashwood Waldorf School will be kicking off a celebratory year with a 30th birthday party Friday, Sept. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m.

School parent, Tina Lipmanowicz, is chairing the event, which will feature a potluck supper, a bonfire, lots of time for reminiscing, and music by Ashwood alumnus Sean Oshima and friends. The public is welcome.

The school, founded in 1986, serves children pre-K through grade 8, as well as offering classes for children 18-36 months old with an adult.

Located at 180 Park St. in Rockport, Maine, Ashwood offers a rigorous, classical education structured around the stages of human development. Ashwood's curriculum integrates science and mathematics with literature, history, and the arts, challenging and engaging each student.

Contact enrollment and outreach director, Judith Soleil, with any questions: or 236-8021.