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Why Natural Discovery?

Development and learning are enhanced when we are given the space to follow our curiosities, engage with peers, stimulate all senses, and test our limits.

Discovery is

  • We are naturally born with an intrinsic drive to learn, wonder, and explore
  • Nature provides the richest environment and endless opportunities for discovery
  • Learning outdoors supports unique learning styles, personalities, and interests 


  • Learning is meant to be a social experience we do together in communities and over time
  • Our children spend multiple years with the same Teacher Guides and group of mixed age peers
  • We work in partnership with parents to create the best possible experience away from home


  • Magic and wonder of childhood is preserved through play-based, exploratory, hands-on learning 
  • Low student-teacher ratios allow us to implement a more individualized, child-led approach
  • Everyone has a role as teacher and mentor which promotes both academic and social growth

Academic Skills 
+ Life Skills

  • Social and emotional skills, not academic performance, are the best predictor of long-term success
  • Learning outdoors fosters a growth mindset and positive attitude to adapt and embrace challenges
  • Children need a supportive space to practice skills like problem-solving, risk-taking, and collaborating 
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