WiSe Earth Elementary 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 Elementary Forest School is an outdoor learning adventure that weaves nature literacy and BC core curriculum together for a exciting and inspiring year of nature school. We have space for 15-20 students in Kindergarten to Grade 5 with three staff members, creating a low teacher student ratio of between 1:5 to 1:7.
Our program is available for four days per week with us - 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 are offering full coverage of curriculum in that 4 days per week.
We endeavour to create an affordable program for families, and very much appreciate parent volunteers and fundraising support. We are connected with a Home Learning program, Heartwood through NIDES. They offer face to face teaching time on site here, can offer learning support for home learning, and $600 per student.
We also offer our Wise Earth Education program, and can accept Home Learning Funds for this. Funds for this program are $5300. We accept monthly instalments, and you can also apply for a bursary with us.
To register, please send an email to . Come to an Open House to meet us, and see our forest, garden, animals and classroom! There will be Open Houses Wednesday April 14 at 4pm, Friday April 16 at 4pm and 3pm Sunday April 18th. (RSVP is mandatory please!)
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 13, 2021 ! Thank you for reading:)