The Garden School
Looking for a way to help your child get excited about learning in an age of virtual classes? Garden School provides a joyful, outdoor, exploratory experience that supplements home school, virtual school, or part-time in-person learning. Trained educators will guide your child through grade level science curriculum with a combination of home explorations, virtual classes, and socially distanced outdoor programs that emphasize active learning with hands-on experiments, artistic creation, and nature discovery.
$65 a month for non-members
$50 a month for members
$40 for third child or more
- 2 interactive virtual classes a week
- 1 in-person class a week held entirely outdoors in the Garden after regular school hours
- A beginners’ explorer kit with a backpack, water bottle, magnifying glass, and more!
- A monthly curriculum with hands-on activities aligned to NC State Science Standards
- A monthly supply kit with everything needed to conduct easy, home experiments and backyard nature explorations
- Classes for children in grades K-8
- All programs led by trained environmental educators
Early registrants can submit times that work best for them for the in-person and virtual classes. In-person classes will be limited to 10 students at a time with multiple sessions to allow social distancing.
Classes start August 24th! Register Now.
Register by August 17th to receive the first week free!
Garden School class times have been released! Families can choose from multiple available sessions of each class to allow for different schedules as families are homeschooling or working around virtual or part-time school hours. Each child should ideally attend 2 virtual classes and 1 in-person class a week. Before the start of the month, families will get an email to select the sessions that work best for their schedules.
Topics for Each Month
August: Let’s Learn Outside
September: Brilliant Butterflies
October: Fall Fruits and Vegetables
K-2: Class Times
Virtual Class 1 – Monday 10 am or 4 pm
Early In- Person Class – Tuesday 10 am
Virtual Class 2 – Thursday 10 am or 4 pm
In-Person Class – Friday 10 am or 4 pm
August: Introduction to Nature Study
September: Animal Adaptations
October: Matter, Energy, and Outer Space
3rd Grade – 5th Grade
Virtual Class 1 – Monday 1 pm or 3 pm
Early In-Person Class – Tuesday 10 am
Virtual Class 2 – Thursday 1 pm or 3 pm
In-Person Class – Friday 1 pm or 4 pm
August: Introduction to Environmental Science
September: NC Ecosystems
October: NC Wildlife
Contact the Education Department for questions.
Email: email@example.com or Phone: 910.486.0221 ext 43
Middle School Times will be released soon.