Wauhatchie School

Forest school

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Forest School

Wauhatchie offers Forest School for students aged 7-12, during the school year, September through May with afternoon sessions 1pm-4pm. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring Break and other holidays will coincide with the Hamilton County School Calendar.

Daily Schedule

  • 1:00-2:30 students will participate in facilitated field experiences
  • 2:30-4:00 students will participate in self-directed learning/play at various Forest School sites on the property.
  • In case of severe weather conditions, classes will be moved indoors.

Benefits to Students

  • Hands-on inquiry-based learning
  • Learning naturally outdoors
  • Interdisciplinary learning with writing, math, science, history, and a focus on art in nature
  • Classes facilitated by professional naturalist/educators
  • Opportunities to work collaboratively to create, problem solve, support one another, dream of a bigger and better world

Ages: 7-12

Maximum enrollment: 30 students

Nature Journals: Each student will record in their journals what they learn with drawings, data collections, creative and expository writing, personal reflections, and questions to research.

Forest School Tuition

2 days a week (Tu & Th)   $220 monthly

  • There is a 10% discount for each additional child from the same family.
  • An additional hourly fee is charged for pick-up after 4:15.
  • The tuition includes all class materials (journals and art supplies and other items).
  • Classes may not be paid for individually. There are no refunds for classes missed (unless a scheduled class is cancelled.)
  • Tuition Payment: Tuition may be paid monthly, or the total year’s tuition may be paid in advance. Monthly
  • Payments are due the first of each month, with the first month’s amount paid in advance.
  • A non-refundable deposit of $100 will be due at the contract signing (see details in the enrollment process.)

Forest School Curriculum

Hands-on Classes:

  • Pioneer Crafts
  • Geology
  • Archaeology/History
  • Gardening/Cooking
  • Water Studies
  • Art
  • Music/Dance

Sample Seasonal Learning Activities:

  • Spring: Wildflowers, Birds, Soil, Planting the Garden, Insects
  • Summer: Gardening and Cooking, Water, Fish/Amphibians/Reptiles
  • Fall: Gardening and Cooking, Trees, Mammals, Pioneer Crafts
  • Winter: Geology, Weather, Cooking, Astronomy/Pioneer Crafts