Starting fall 2021!
We are so very excited to welcome our first kindergarten class to the Farm & Forest School. We’ve expanded our unique program and will now provide exceptional nature-based academics for kindergarteners.
Our 107 acres include forest and fields, a pond, streams, hiking trails and an educational farm. Our built facilities support our students’ learning needs with modern classrooms, a gymnasium, a large barn, and two new yurt shelters, which are both insulated and heated. Kindergarten will be based out of our main building at Ketcha Outdoors in Scarborough. We’ll spend as much time outdoors as we can and have the safety and comforts of our buildings when needed.
Nature Based Academics
Kindergarten is a big deal! A very special step, starting ‘real’ school. We wholeheartedly embrace the significance of this transition and we’re thrilled to provide an ideal setting for our students to engage in outdoor academics with Wild Math™, muddy science, and forest reading rooms. Lessons and lots of open play time in the outdoors captivates their imaginations, strengthens their bodies and spirits, and brings the wonders of the natural world directly into their hands and hearts.
Department of Education Approved
Our kindergarten program will operate as an approved private school registered with the Maine Department of Education and adheres to state guidelines for health, safety and quality assurance. Our nature-based curriculum will be taught by a certified teacher and will incorporate the content areas of Maine’s Learning Standards.
Dates & Rates
- September to June
- Monday through Friday 8:30 to 2:30
- Tuition: $11,500. Payable in 10 installments
- Eligibility: Readiness skills and 5 years old by the end of October
- Class size maximum: 16 students
For questions and preregistration visits please contact:
Kate Connolly, Director, Farm & Forest School
- (207) 883-8977 x 110