Our school year runs from mid-September through mid-June. Our program runs Monday – Friday, from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Each day, we will provide a healthy, hearty snack of fruits or vegetables, using Wright-Locke Farm produce when possible. Students may participate in our program 2, 3, or 5 days per week. Our youngest adventurers (age 3) begin their time at The Forest School by participating 2 days per week. School closings and holidays will follow the Winchester Public Schools schedule.
- Applicants must attend an informational session prior to applying.
- Children must be age 3-6 by June 1 (prior to September start).
Please note: Forest Schools differ from traditional schools and may not be suitable for all students. To ensure that students will flourish in our program, we meet with parents/guardians and the student(s) on the farm before enrolling them in our Forest School program.
- 2-Day (Tuesday and Thursday): $5,280 per year
- 3-Day (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday): $7,920 per year
- 5-Day (Monday-Friday): $13,200 per year
Depending on availability in the programs, flexibility in the choice of days may be possible. Please inquire at FarmEd@wlfarm.org.
The Wright-Locke Farm Conservancy believes that all students deserve high-quality early education. For this reason, we have need-based scholarships available for our participants. If you would like to request financial assistance to attend The Forest School, please email FarmEd@wlfarm.org.
Please note that attendance to one informational session is required before applying to The Forest School. We will hand out applications at these events.
Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year are now closed.
Application Fee ($25): Submit with applications, due January 17.
Through a lottery, we will select families for interview. If guardians and staff agree that The Forest School is a good fit, then the child will be enrolled in the program.
Program Deposit ($1,000): A $1,000 deposit is due 15 days after enrollment in The Forest School. The deposit is refundable until June 15, after which the deposit becomes unrefundable.
Tuition Payments: Tuition payments are due monthly for the upcoming month. For example, the bill for September’s payment will be issued August 1, and due August 15.
We recognize that this payment plan may not work for everyone, so if you would like to request an alternative payment plan, please email FarmEd@wlfarm.org.