The Nature School at Kortright
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The Nature School
at Kortright Centre for Conservation
9550 Pine Valley Drive
Primary School JK - Gr. 3
The Nature School provides a unique learning environment that has a student-led philosophy where we educate the whole child. The students learn through exploration and interest. Teachers observe and record student interests and develop lessons and learning objectives around what inspires them, linking the Ontario Ministry of Education Curriculum to provide a well-rounded education.
The Nature School is offered to students from Kindergarten to grade 3. Students are placed in a multi-age grade. A multi-age grade is an approach to education where students are treated as individuals and their skills are built from the starting point of where they are at, rather than what grade they are in.
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.
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
Primary School Forms*
Parents/Guardians must sign the following documents in order to confirm application:
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 email@example.com or 905-832-8238
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the required information please speak to the Jasmine Green at 905-832-2289 x 239.
*We are currently accepting applications for the 2018/19 school year.
2018/19 Tuition Fees
The Nature School
The Nature School Pre-School
The Nature School Before and After Care Program(School-age only)