The Nature School at Kortright

The Nature School at Kortright Centre for Conservation

 

The Nature School

 

Contact Us

Interested in finding out more about our school? Contact us with your questions - we'd be happy to speak with you:
The Nature School
at Kortright Centre for Conservation

9550 Pine Valley Drive
Woodbridge, Ontario
905-832-2289
jsidler@trca.on.ca

Preschool Program

The Nature School Preschool is nature based outdoor learning program. This child-led approach to learning is exploratory, inquiry based, fun and unhurried. Children interact with the natural environment through the use of loose parts, creative play, shelter building, whittling wood, cooking on an open fire, knots, making woodland crafts and sharing stories.

The Nature Preschool is offered to children who are 2.5 to 6 years of age and are potty trained. 

Children who are 2.5 to 3 years of age, as of September, 2017, may attend one day a week. 

Children aged 4 to 6 years of age, as of September, 2017, may attend two days per week. 

Preschool is $1500 per session.

Learning Approaches and Curriculum

Teachers use a student-led, inquiry-based approach when developing lessons. Teachers facilitate student learning through providing a variety of tools, resources and experiences that guide students to find answers to their own questions; which builds confidence, self-reliance, and independent thinking skills.

Learning approaches used by our teacher's include;
• Inquiry- based: A dynamic and emergent process that builds on students' natural curiosity about the world in which they live.
• Play-based: Recognizes the integral role of play in a child's development. This approach engages the whole child by encouraging a depth of experience and treating a child's emotional, physical and social selves as interwoven.
• Experiential learning: Learning that is based on students being directly involved in a learning experience rather than being taught pre-determined lesson plans. Students learn through and reflect on their learning experiences.
• Place-based: The act of connecting children to a particular place through direct experiential contact.

At The Nature School, students learn language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, physical education, visual arts, music and drama through these learning approaches.

Our Campus

The Nature School is located on Kortright's expansive 555 acre property. The Nature School campus has creeks, wetlands, ponds, marshes, fields, forests, an apiary (bee farm), access to the Humber River, an organic farm, solar panels, wind turbines, sustainable demonstration houses and over 16km of natural trails

Apply to The Nature School

Primary School Forms

Parents/Guardians must sign the following documents in order to confirm application:

· Application Form

· Waiver Of Claims And Indemnity

· Photo and Image Release Form

· Payment And Fee Policies

· Student Medical History Form

· Vaccination Records/ Statement of Conscience or Religious Beliefs Form 

All of the above documentation plus the application fee, must be received in order to move to the next phase in the admissions process.

Please email or fax completed forms to jsidler@trca.on.ca or 905-832-8238


Preschool School Forms

· Application Form

· Waiver Of Claims And Indemnity

· Photo and Image Release Form

· Payment And Fee Policies

· Student Medical History Form

· Vaccination Records/ Statement of Conscience or Religious Beliefs form 

Please email or fax completed forms to jsidler@trca.on.ca or 905-832-8238

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the required information please speak to the Jaime Sidler at 905-832-2289 x 239.

Tuition Fees

Program

Tuition Fees

The Nature School

$12,000

The Nature School Pre-School

$1500

The Nature School Before and After Care  Program(School-age only)

$3850