WiSe Earth Forest School
Children will be free to be wild, loud, playful, creative and inventive.
Children will be supported to be quiet, calm, connected and curious.
Children will be nurtured to be resilient, resourceful, caring and kind.
We are delighted to be by their sides for this adventure into learning.
Year Long Forest school
Wise Earth Forest School is an outdoor learning adventure. It is a deep dive into nature connection and experiential learning for a exciting and inspiring year of nature school. We have small groups of 10-12 students aged 7-11 yrs, and 8-10 students aged 4-6 yrs with two staff members per group, creating a low teacher student ratio of between 1:4 to 1:6. Children of all grades will come together for full group activities, group games, and multi-grade learning experiences also known as Big Buddies.
Our program is available for four days per week - from 9am-2:30pm. Our learning sites are based in Metchosin, BC where we have 5 acres of forest, a vegetable garden and an indoor classroom for inclement weather.
We have chosen 4 days in which to create a full week of programming to free up one more day for families to spend with their kids, for home learning families to connect and to continue to strive towards balance in a week.
We endeavour to create an affordable program for families, and very much appreciate parent volunteers and fundraising support. If I can keep the tuition as affordable as possible, I will, which is why I wait to adjust it based on our numbers.
Fees for our ages 7-11 program will be between $6000-$7000 depending on enrolment. Distributed learning programs can offer $600 per student that can be used towards tuition, which can reduce the fee to between $5300-$6300.
Our 5-6 yr old program will have a slighter higher fee to provide additional excellent staffing, a low children:staff ratio and safety at all times outdoors. This fee will be between $7000-$7200 depending on enrolment.
We accept monthly instalments, and you can also apply for a bursary with us.
To register, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Come to an Open House to meet us, and see our forest, garden, animals and classroom!
We will then complete interviews to ensure this is a good fit for your child. If we are all in agreement about the fit, you will be invited to register, and our programs begin the week of Sept 12, 2023 ! Thank you for reading:)