Nature School – Parent Corner

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Pay Tuition

Preschool 

2 day - $170 per month

3 day - $245 per month

5 day - $385 per month

Homeschool 

Sprouts - $170 per month

Eco Explorers - $100 per month

Lower School 

K-4th - $600 per month

 

School Calendar

Click on the icon above to download the school calendar. Make up days for inclement weather are: 10/11, 2/21, and 3/18. Nature School may opt to use days over Thanksgiving, Christmas and Spring Break, as needed.

 

August 19th – Open House for K-4th from 2pm-4pm

August 23rd  – First Day of School for K-4th

August 31st   – Open House for preschool families from 10am-12pm and homeschool families from 2pm-4pm

September 6th  – No School | Labor Day

September 7th – First Day of School for preschool and homeschool families

October 11th – No School for students | Teacher Work Day

November 11th – No School | Veterans Day

November 24th -26th  – No School | Thanksgiving Break

December 17th – Early Release Day at 12pm for Lower School | Preschool classes run as normal

December 20th  - December 31st  – No School | Christmas Break

January 17th – No School | MLK Jr. Day

February 21st – No School for students | Teacher Work Day

March 18th – No School for students | Teacher Work Day

April 15th – 22nd  – No School |Spring Break

May 20th – Last Day of School for Preschool/Homeschool Classes

May 27th – Last Day of School for Lower School

Closings and Delays

 

On days that the Carteret County Public Schools are delayed or closed, Nature School will follow the schedules below:

 

Preschool

  • If there is a 1-hour delay preschool will start on time at 9am.
  • If there is a 2-hour delay preschool will start at 10am.
  • Preschool will be canceled if the CCPS are canceled.
  • If CCPS releases early for inclement weather, preschool session will continue until 12pm unless the release time for the public schools is before 12pm. In this case, parents will be notified of Nature Schools early release time.

 

Homeschool 

  • In some cases when the CCPS cancels school due to inclement weather, the weather clears, and it is safe for people to be on the road in the afternoon. If the school system cancels school but the roads are safe to travel on and the weather is safe to be at school, class may be held. The Nature School Director will e-mail/text parents by 10am to let parents know if the afternoons classes will be in session for the day.
  • Afternoon classes will be canceled if the CCPS release early for inclement weather.

 

Lower School 

  • If there is a 1-hour delay Lower School will start at 9am.
  • If there is a 2-hour delay Lower School will start at 10am.
  • Lower School will be canceled if the CCPS are canceled.
  • If CCPS releases early for inclement weather, Lower School will release at the same time. In this case, parents will be notified of Nature Schools early release time.

Clothing Guidelines 

All classes are held outside in all weather elements and appropriate clothing is essential for the students to have a safe and successful day at school. There are many opportunities for water and dirt play and students should be dressed in clothing that can get muddy. Click the icon above to download our gear guide.

Nature and Play Based Learning

 

Research articles coming soon.