The Nature School

The Cooperative Nature School at The Trustees Moose Hill Farm is designed to enhance traditional, classroom child-based learning and play activities with outdoor based programming that helps children foster a sense of exploration, creative expression, and discovery as they get ready for kindergarten.

The Trustees provide beautiful classroom spaces in the original farmhouse located on the property as well as a dedicated nature-based educator.

More than 50% of the academic day takes place in the outdoors with opportunities for children to explore the various habitats around the farm, including meadows, wetlands and trails. Academic skill building is built into the day both indoors and outdoors.

Emphasis is placed on inspiring curious, thoughtful, active learners who develop a love for the outdoors and believe in celebrating and protecting it through diverse hands-on learning activities. Kids have multiple hands-on, experience-based opportunities to explore, discover, create, play, exercise, and socialize in a safe, nurturing environment.

The curriculum philosophy of the new Cooperative Nature School at The Trustees Moose Hill Farm is aligned with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for Pre-Kindergarten to 12, incorporating a developmentally-based and child-driven program that is fluid and dynamic, with an emphasis on the critical role of the environment in fostering independence, individuality, compassion for others and nature and kindergarten readiness.

Registration is now open for the School Year 2020-21, with a capacity of up to 30 children between the ages of 3.9 and 5 years old. All preschool families will receive a one-year Trustees Family Membership as a benefit of enrolling. For more information,  please visit www.sharonnatureschool.org or contact us at sharonnatureschool@gmail.com or 781-806-6156 Ext. 7.

The Cooperative Nature School at The Trustees Moose Hill Farm admits students of any race, color, national origin, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, religion, cultural heritage, or disability to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, religion, cultural heritage, political beliefs, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school ¬≠administered programs.