Outdoor Education Program
Primary School students participate in Forest Fridays. Forest Days are regularly scheduled 60-minute exploration times in the Fay Forest. These days benefit students and teachers in various ways, such as increasing creativity and problem-solving skills. Students participate in both structured and unstructured activities.
Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary students regularly visit the Fay Forest for a variety of purposes. Most of our Outdoor Education days take place here. Students meet with their grade level to explore the forest, participate in challenge by choice activities, and learn about themselves and their community. Students have weekly forest recess where they have unstructured supervised time to play in the woods. Teachers also use the Fay Forest to make learning come alive. Whether they are building nature structures in art or studying the animals that live on our campus, our forest is buzzing with students every day.
The Fay Farm is our newest habitat, established in the summer of 2020. With raised beds, fruit trees, and a flock of chickens, classes come here to work, play, observe, and nurture living things. Upper Elementary students take turns sending out weekly farm reports that include a call for farmhands as they learn about what it takes to grow food and be responsible for animals.