The Outdoor Classroom is an important part of the Early Childhood curriculum because children learn by interacting with their environment and nature.
The element of play, exploration and natural discovery of the physical world around them is important. Together, teachers and students gather in the gazebo or treehouse in Lili’s Garden and learn about nature, seasons, animals, plants and trees. Lili’s Garden is designed with a child in mind. There are perennial, wildflower, herb, lily, above- and below-ground vegetable, butterfly and five sense sections in the garden.
The Conservatory and raised garden beds provide fertile ground for horticultural education, as well as a venue for science exploration. Field studies are conducted at nature centers in the community. In addition, there are two nature trails at the High School campus, which each class enjoys discovering several times throughout the year.