Forest School:
Preschool & Kindergarten

Outdoor immersion play-based program
Ages 3–7  |  9 AM–noon  |  $45/day

2 days/week  |  Monday & Wednesday
2 days/week  |  Tuesday & Thursday

Fall Term  |  September – December
Spring Term  |  February – May
Summer Term  |  June – August

Forest Friends:
A youth mentoring program

Youth mentors shape leadership skills at the Forest School
Ages 8–10 | $35/day
Ages 11–13 | $25/day
Ages 14–17 | volunteer Junior Counselor

Sunflower Sprouts:

Child & caregiver nature class for little ones

Join us for this outdoor parent-child class for children ages 2 to 6 years at the Ann Arbor Forest School. We will enjoy circle time with singing and storytelling, and explore nature through craft activities, games, studying local plants and animals, and/or a short wander to a special nature spot in the adjacent County Farm Park. This class is a great opportunity to meet other young families interested in nature-connection and to experience Ann Arbor Forest School’s facility and educational offerings.

Ages 2–6 with a parent or caregiver
Tuesdays 9:30 AM–11 AM | Sept 3 – Nov 19
$240 for 12 classes

Open House


An Extraordinary Outdoor Experience.

Your tuition includes:

  • A Small Class Size. We have twelve students and two teachers, allowing for preschoolers to form close bonds and to receive the individual attention they need.
  • High-Quality Gear Recommendations for Outdoor Play. We advise parents on specialized seasonal clothing designed to keep kids safe—from rain gloves and balaclavas to Canadian boots and Norwegian thermal underwear.
  • Travel / Outings. Each day we venture out into our neighborhood. Your tuition includes daily field trips in Buhr and County Farm Park.
  • Arts and Cultural Activities. We enjoy singing regularly with our Music Together teacher.

Note: We accept payment from the Department of Human Services Child Development Fund and Child Care Network Solutions Family Support Program. Work-study opportunities available.