OUR OUTDOOR SCHOOL

At Nature Together we believe that young children learn best through direct experience with the natural world. Our goal is to tap into their sense of wonder about nature while teaching basic environmental, natural science and preschool principles. We promote individual empowerment and group bonding. We teach respect for all living beings and how to minimize our impact on the earth.

 

Our programs are designed to integrate children with nature and engage them in quality outdoor activities which stimulate their innate curiosity about the natural world. Our teaching style encourages children to learn through direct experience with nature in an entirely outdoor classroom located in Mukilteo, WA. 

 
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OUTDOOR PRESCHOOL

This program is for 3-5 year olds that are potty trained. Children will join two of our teachers in the Japanese Gulch exploring, experimenting, playing, observing and more. We will spend the first 2 hours of class learning in the forest and will end our time at the Mukilteo community garden shelter with a story and discussion/journaling of what we discovered that day.

 

Our program uses an inquiry-based teaching style to spark children’s curiosity and engage in active learning. The program’s curriculum emerges from the children’s interest as they move through the natural world and the seasons. In this program the children will develop a strong sense of place and belonging from their intimate connection with nature. We also encourage individual empowerment and promote group bonding.

Morning Preschool Classes

The preschool program runs the full school year, September 2022 through June 2023. Preschool is offered Monday through Friday, from 9:30am to 12pm.

 

Choose one day, multiple days, or all days.

 

Morning Classes:

Mondays: September 12, 2022 - June 12, 2023

Tuesdays: September 13, 2022 - June 13, 2023

Wednesdays: September 14, 2022 - June 14, 2023

Thursdays: September 15, 2022 - June 15, 2023

Fridays: September 16, 2022 - June 16, 2023

Deposit:

A non-refundable deposit of $125 is due to reserve your spot in each day of class. 

Tuition:

We offer 2 payment options for tuition, with the first payment for both due August 10th, 2022.

Monthly Payments - 9 payments of $113 each.

 

2 Payments of $477 each

(includes a $63 discount on annual tuition for choosing fewer payments).

 
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OUTDOOR ELEMENTARY

This class is for students entering kindergarten through second grade. It is geared towards homeschooling families who want to supplement their curriculum with an extracurricular. 

 

The Nature Together early elementary program is designed to meet the needs of students by using a holistic approach. Our program not only highlights academic knowledge, but also social skills, emotional intelligence, resilience and communication. Our teachers use an inquiry-based approach to learning and our nature-based curriculum follows the seasons in the Japanese Gulch. Children lead the learning and teachers pose the questions that delve deeper into subjects. By utilizing the Gulch’s landscape, children will explore forest floors and understory, ponds, streams, and hillsides. Science, physics, art and literature are incorporated throughout the class. Through exploration, children will develop an understanding of, and respect for, the deep interconnectedness of living and non-living things. 

Elementary Classes

The elementary program runs the full school year, September 2022 through June 2023. Elementary is offered Wednesdays, from 9:30am to 12pm.

Wednesdays: September 14, 2022 - June 14, 2023

Deposit:

A non-refundable deposit of $125 is due to reserve your spot. 

Tuition:

We offer 2 payment options for tuition, with the first payment for both due August 10th, 2022.

Monthly Payments - 9 payments of $113 each.

 

2 Payments of $477 each

(includes a $63 discount on annual tuition for choosing fewer payments).

 
Sign up for school registration updates:

Nature Together does not offer a waiting list. Existing students are given the opportunity to re-enroll first, and then open spots in class are offered on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like to receive updates about registration please sign up here. We will email you when registration will be opening, and when spots are available.

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