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With over 175 families having signed up, our Open Houses for the 2018-2019 school year are full!
The Forest School invites and 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 15 elementary spaces and 15 middle school spaces for 2018-2019.
For our founding year (2018-2019), we expect to admit elementary- and middle school-aged learners on a rolling basis as our learning culture is established and grows stronger.
Currently we are accepting applications for children who are ages six to fourteen for Fall 2018. We 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
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:
Those who treasure social prestige and really prefer a traditional education.
Those who are "blamers" and ultimately will gossip and criticize, no matter what.
- 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).
- Those who are not committed to a Hero's Journey themselves.