Begin your family's journey today.
We are now accepting applications for August 2019 for elementary-, middle school-, and high school-aged learners (grades 1-12). Our admissions is rolling, and applications are considered in the order they are received. If you would like to be added to the "waiting pool" for enrollment opportunities this year, click here.
Join us for an Open House.
Sunday, Jan 13, 2019, 3-4:30pm
Sunday, Feb 10, 2019, 3-4:30pm
Friday, Feb 15, 2019, 8:30-9:30am—Public Exhibition (Elementary School spotlight)
Friday, Feb 15, 2019, 9:45-11:15am—Public Exhibition (Middle and High School spotlight)
Sunday, Mar 24, 2019, 3-4:30pm
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 4:45-6:15pm—Public Exhibition
*Note: The “Public Exhibition” occurs when school is in session and you can hear more from the learners themselves. The Sunday Open Houses include deep conversations with the co-founders and a small group of learners.
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.