Thank you for your interest in Fidalgo Nature School! We look forward to sharing with you the wonderful things that happen in our forest classroom. Joining us in the forest includes a few steps:
1. Apply! Fill out the application form and pay the non-refundable $75 application fee. By doing this, you reserve your spot either in the class or on the waitlist.
2. Visit our classroom. When we receive your child's application and fee, we'll reach out to coordinate a classroom visit.
3. Enroll. After visiting the forest classroom, if there is an open spot, you can reserve it for your child by completing the enrollment paperwork and paying first and last months' tuition.
4. Gradual Entry. Your child will attend class for one hour with you on the first day, and for one hour without you on the second day. After this, we find that most children are ready for a full day!
How does the waitlist work? Spots are offered to new students in the order in which their applications are received. We wait 24 hours to hear back from each family before moving down the list. If your child is not yet three years old when a spot becomes available, we'll skip over your name, but you'll retain your position on the waitlist.