The Inde Nature School is immersed outdoors among the pines on our sprawling six acres of land. Children are invited to explore, create and discover within their natural surroundings. Each morning children are greeted by our flock of chickens and our friendly ducks. New treasures can be found each day and evolve with the changing of the seasons. As discoveries are made, questions will emerge, and these questions will guide the curriculum. Following the children’s interests and inquiries will support a growing love of learning. Children will have the opportunity to build and grow their classroom by moving logs and rocks around and by tending the garden. On the days when Mother Nature brings us severe inclement weather (a little rain means lots of puddle jumping!), children will escape inside to their cozy classroom or the Backyard Clubhouse on the main campus where they will be engaged with activities and crafts indoors until harsh weather conditions subside. Children should be prepared for the outdoors when they arrive with bug spray and sunscreen already applied. They will need weather appropriate clothing, changes of clothes, and accessories such as rain boots, glove etc. They say there is no bad weather just improper clothing!
Building a deep connection with nature at a young age will help cultivate a lasting respect for the outdoors and provide a lifetime foundation of embracing the great outdoors.
Inde Explorers: 3.5-6 years old
5 day M-F
3 day MTW
2 day ThF
Inde Elementary: K-5th grade