ADMISSIONS PROCESS

Begin your family's journey today.

We are fully enrolled for the start of the 2018-2019 school year. However, we expect to admit elementary- and middle school-aged learners (grades 1 through 8) on a rolling basis as our learning culture is established and grows stronger.

If you would like to be added to the "waiting pool" for enrollment opportunities this year, click here.

Our high school launches in the 2019-2020 school year. The elementary, middle, and high school admissions process for the 2019-20 school year will begin in November 2018. If you would like to be added to the admissions interest list for 2019-20 school year, please click here.

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Who is The Forest School for?

  • People who believe the traditional school system no longer works to prepare children for the modern world

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Creators and creatives

  • Out-of-the box thinkers

  • People who want the benefits of child-directed learning without having to make a full-time commitment to homeschooling

  • Families with flexible schedules 

  • People who need flexible attendance for travel and family obligations. (We will operate on an 11-month calendar with 4-7 week sessions and breaks in between)

  • Children who want additional time to pursue their passions beyond traditional after school hours

  • People who want to maximize their family time

  • Trailblazers and trendsetters

  • Families who value their freedom and want their children to develop a love of learning

 

Parents looking for the items listed below, may be challenged by The Forest School's philosophy and may feel it is not the right place for their family: 

  1. Those who treasure social prestige and really prefer a traditional education. 

  2. Those who are "blamers" and ultimately will gossip and criticize, no matter what.

  3. Those who aren't sure their child is ready yet for the responsibility and struggles—and occasional tears—of truly independent learning (and may be right).
  4. Those who are not committed to a Hero's Journey themselves.