Begin your family's journey today.

With over 175 families having signed up, our Open Houses for the 2018-2019 school year are full!

The Forest School accepts applications throughout the year; however, applications will be considered in the order they are received. So we encourage you to apply early as spaces are limited—approximately 12 elementary spaces and 12 middle school spaces for 2018-2019. We will begin notifying applicants of acceptance in March 2018.

We accept applications for children who are ages six to fourteen for Fall 2018 and will add a high school (ages fourteen to eighteen) in Fall 2019. Our goal is to start very small with a limited number of like-minded families to build a strong community and solid foundation. Our founding families will be part of something special!


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.