Fall Program 2022/2023
Fall Registration is Open
School year starts August 29th and ends May 26th, Summer Program starts June 5th 2023
ages 2y-3y, available 2 days (Tues, Thurs) 9am-12pm
ages 3y-6y, available 5 days (Mo-Fri) and 3 days (Mo, Wed, Fri) 8:30am-1:30pm, option to stay until 3pm
K-5th grade, available 5 days (Mo-Fri), 3 days (Mo, Wed, Fri) or 2 days (Tues/Thurs) 8:30am-1:30pm, option to stay until 3pm
We have become a vendor with Blue Ridge Academy. If you u are with a different charter school feel free to reach out and we'd be happy to become a vendor with them as well.
The Outdoor Classroom
Nature School LA
Welcome to Nature School LA Forest School! The Outdoor Classroom. We are passionate about providing children with opportunities to experience, explore and connect with the natural environment in Los Angeles' beautiful parks and natural habitats. Here children learn at their own pace inspired by the wonder of nature and their friends. They develop deep relationships with their peers and the environment, while growing to be independent and kind leaders. The everyday little challenges foster problem solving skills, endurance, self-direction and cooperation. Exploring new paths cultivate curiosity, flexibility, courage, and comradeship. Nature School LA understands the importance of standard-based learning. Therefore, our pedagogy consists of an immersive program that includes academic standards presented in a nature based environment so students can receive more open ended opportunities for learning.
We go on hikes, cross creeks, feel the warm sun and cool rain, jump in puddles, pick up rollie-pollies, eat food we foraged on our journey, observe turtles, ducks and fish, many bugs and butterflies and their homes. We laugh together and support each other. We share meals and have good conversations. We make friends with people and animals. We are aware of our environment and the impact we have on the ecosystem, we are gentle with everything we come in contact with. We run in wide fields, we slide on pine needles and tree stumps, we jump off rocks, climb trees, build huts, collect sticks and rocks in all shapes and sizes, we craft, draw, write, and make maps. We look out for one another and ask for help. All of this is possible during unstructured play.
We offer a year-round
Ages 3y - 9y.
Our goal is to connect children to the natural world through hikes, unstructured play, direct engagement that is child-lead and teacher inspired.
Being in the natural world allows children to build a life-long-lasting relationship with
A place they will always hold dear in their hearts and often revisit as Adults.
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