Established 2008

The 2017-2018 Year
 

Mondays: 
Children aged 6 to 10 years old running from 9:30am to 3:30pm

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 
Children ages 9 and over running from 9:30am to 4:30 pm fall and spring terms, and 9:30-3:30 winter term.

There are one, and two day/week enrollment options.
Payment may be made for the year or by the first day of each term.

Term 1:
September 11th to December 19th, 2017
Cost: Mondays- $560.00
        Tuesdays- $600.00
        Thursdays- $560.00

Term 2:
January 8th to March 18th, 2018
Cost: Mondays- $320.00
        Tuesdays- $360.00
        Thursdays- $360.00
Family Adventure Break-
March 8th to April 8th, 2018

Term 3:
April 9th to June 18th, 2018
Cost: Mondays- $400.00
        Tuesdays- $400.00
        Thursdays- $400.00

 

Year Tuition-
Mon- $1280.00
Tues- $1360.00
Thurs-$1320.00
Tuition reserves your child’s spot at the Forest School. There will be no reimbursement for days missed.
 
Service:  Families are asked to contribute a minimum of 10 hours of volunteer service per year.  (Service completed by families reduces the schools costs and ultimately tuition).  These hours maybe bought out at a rate of $10/hour, though participation is encouraged. There are many types of volunteer services that any family member may provide.
 
Fundraising: Families are asked to contribute to the group fundraising endeavors of $600 per term.  Families have the option of buying out their fundraising contribution.
Fee:  There is a one-time registration fee of $125.00/family. This fee is a long-term investment in the school, allows us to provide for all the students supply needs and includes a family membership.

 
DISCOUNTS

Barter-Exchange Program: Any family may apply to reduce their child's tuition through the barter-exchange program. This option is available if you provide necessary services that are in our expense budget or provide services that generate growth and income for the school.

Family Discount: 10% off tuition costs for each additional child.
Early Registration:  Families that pay the years tuition by August 15 receive a 3% discount.  


Steps to Enroll:
 

  1. Contact Sue at (807) 473-4599 to express your interest and set up a time for you and your child to visit The Forest School.
     
  2. Attend a day at The Forest School with your child to get a clear understanding of how it all works.
     
  3. Set up a personal meeting to talk about what you are looking for and why you think The Forest School might meet your needs.
     
  4. Complete all the required paperwork, make a payment plan and set the start date.

 

 

A Day In The Life …

The typical day at the Forest School begins outside with time for building, exploring, running and helping with daily life and chores around the Forest School. After our morning sun salutations we spend time in our individual sit spots (special places in the forest), where we spend time connecting with the earth and ourselves. We then head inside for a communal snack, followed by our circle time, which involves activities and learning centered on the day’s theme as well as time for a story.  Creative play follows, where the children transform the space and themselves into everything imaginable.  There are organized art activities and ongoing art projects that the children may choose to work on.  After our communal lunch, folks head off for their quiet time.  Some may work on journals, others may read or make puzzles.  As this winds down (and the kids wind up), we again head outside for our days adventure.  We spend time learning about the rhythms and life found in the natural world.  We explore, discover and definitely get dirty.  The last part of the day is spent inside following up with the day’s theme (either doing art, movement, completing projects etc) or engaging in specific sessional classes.  E.g. games from around the world, gardening, moon journals etc.  After our closing circle, kids gear up and head outside to meet their parents.