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.
- 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
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
- Pioneer Crafts
- Water Studies
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