In a culture increasingly disconnected from nature, the Homestead School places great importance in fostering a deep love and connection to the natural world.
Experiences in nature provide unmatched developmental opportunities that an indoor classroom cannot offer. It also instills a sense of calm, peace, and harmony, which aids in creating healthy sleep cycles and mood improvement.
At the Homestead, we:
- Explore our deep, untouched woods through regular nature hikes and time for unstructured free play
- Play in the stream as we learn about ecology, aquatic animals and plants, and have fun dam building
- Have lunch at Big-V, our giant sand hill left by the retreating glaciers, at the treehouse or on one of the forest theater stages, on the boardwalk in the marshlands, or by the stream
- Sled down the hills and track animal prints in the winter
- Play games in the large field
- Learn to grow our own food
and so much more.