All day session 8:00 am to 3:00 PM - Monday to friday
The slogan is intentionally “Real Life Learning. Inspired by Nature.”
We provide a learning environment that makes it easy to learn real life skills.
We not only have the setting for this learning in nature; we also look at the design and systems of nature for inspiration. Children’s education is children’s responsibility, not ours. Only they can do it. They are built to do it. We provide the optimal environment, some guidance and structure. Then we stand back and let it happen.
We encourage Authentic Communication, Independence and Courage.
Arrive, complete farm chores, socialize, and bathroom break.
Bell rings, gather for morning circle, drink, get settled, Morning Circle begins.
The morning includes morning circle, academics, snack and recess.
Lunch and Recess
Practical Arts classes
Transition to clean-up time and closing circle.
Nature-Based curriculum for the young children.
Children under age 8 have a nature-based curriculum which enables them to learn the basics from the natural world around them, through the seasons, the forest, the garden, the animals, the moon, etc. Invisible learning is happening all the time. The children think it’s fun and the foundational learning happens in the background.
Project-based, student-led curriculum for the youth.
As the youth grow, they work on unit studies (deep dive into a topic) or project-based learning (learning with a concrete tangible result at the end). They also have opportunities for mentorship or tutoring to fit their specific interest and learning style.
ACADEMICS Can include:
Farm Chore, Mathematics, Foreign Language
History, Civics, Nature Study
Reading, Writing, Sciences
Law, Tutoring, Goal Setting
PRACTICAL ARTS Can include:
Blacksmithing, Earthen Building, Gardening
Woodworking, Survival in Nature, Leather craft
Basket Weaving, Mixed Media Art, Archery
Cheese Making, Food Preservation, Cooking Class
Entrepreneurship, Invention Convention