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Community Nature School

We are excited to announce the opening of the Community Nature Center at Fern Gully Forest where we are expanding our forest school programs for kids to get outside and play, learn, create, cultivate a culture of kindness and develop a love of nature!

We have Waldorf and Montessori-inspired early-learning programs for children ages 3 to 7 Monday through Fridays. We also offer homeschool enrichment programs, and an after-school recreational program for school aged children. We are in the neighborhood of the Olympic Regional Learning Academy (ORLA) on Boulevard and 15th Ave SE.

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Join us for outdoor learning adventures at Fern Gully Forest where your child can play and make new friends, learn academics integrated with place-based science and ecology of the PNW, social skills and emotional awareness, and learn how to develop positive connections with nature and other kids that will help them excel in school and in life!


We have small class sizes with a 6:1 ratio and programs for Pre-K - 5th. We create a nurturing environment where children can develop the resilience, creativity, confidence, social skills and emotional intelligence needed to thrive. The kids enjoy eating out of the school garden, cuddling with small animals, story-time and exploring the forest!

We learn through imaginative play, science experiments, creative projects, nature observations, yoga and mindfulness practices, expressive art, singing, dancing, making music, team building games and more!



We Currently Have Space in August these weeks:


Aug 5-9th

Prehistoric Period - Dinosaurs & Archeological Digs


Aug 12-16th

Ice Age - Glaciers & Volcanos: How Fire & Ice Formed our Landscapes


Aug 26-30th

Ecology of the PNW: Wildlife, Medicinal Plants & Wildcrafting


We believe that life is abundant and there are enough resources to go around for everyone in our community to THRIVE. Because of this, we use a Three-Tiered, Sliding Scale Pricing Model that helps those with a little extra to support those with a  financial need. 


Thank you for your honesty and for supporting all those in our community to have access to high-quality education.


Supported  (Families who are Financially in Need) 

Sustained  (Our Regular Rate)

Supporting (Families who are Financially Abundant and able to Pay more to Support Others In Need)​​​

Half-Day Programs (9am-1pm or 1:30-5:30pm):

1 day per week$200/$225/$250

2 days per week$400/$450/$500

3 days per week$550/$600/$650

4 days per week $650/$700/$750

5 days per week $750/$800/$850

Monthly Tuition for Programs. We also offer before and after care if needed. If you don't see what you're looking for contact us for more OPTIONS:

Days Per Week
Half Day
5 Days
4 Days
3 Days
2 Days
1 Day
  • Please contact us via email to schedule a tour.

  • Registration fee: $50/$75/$100 (sliding scale) non-refundable fee per child goes towards administrative costs and supplies.

  • Enrollment Deposit: There is a $200 deposit required upon enrollment. Enrollment Deposits are refundable only with a 30 day cancellation notice.

  • Save your Spot! You can pay the registration fee and deposit online with a note of your kids name and the days you would like at this link​.

  • Tuition is due in full by the first of the month or first day, unless special arrangements are made.

  • Please contact us if you have any questions or cost is prohibitive. We envision a world where quality education is affordable for all. Low-Income Partial Scholarships may be available. Inquire to apply.


Additional Details
  • 6 : 1 child to adult ratio. Teachers are Experienced Educators and First Aid/CPR certified.

  • Mixed age ranges encourage confidence, leadership, compassion, and working as a team.

  • Children must be able to use the bathroom with minimal assistance and communicate their needs.

  • Bring a water bottle, snacks, a sack lunch, and a change of clothes. Please do not bring any toys. 

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Contact Us Today to Learn More!

Send us an email and we'll be happy to answer any questions you have.

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