Learning that is play-based, project-driven, and personalized.
Not only is it possible…. at WonderHere, it is the standard.
Our WonderHere Schoolhouse is a small private school founded on the principles of play-based, project-driven, and personalized education. Utilizing our Family-Style™ Schoolhouse model, children are taught core skills and concepts, while also getting the opportunity to explore their own interests with the guidance of teacher mentorship.
At our new Farm location, we will be able to offer a more enriching learning environment with abundant natural light, bright open-spaces, vegetable and fruit gardens for tending to, care-taking opportunities for small animals (our feathered friends Daisy and Donald duck are already moved in and loving life), designated co-working space for parents, and ample room for learning and growing together.
With both full-day and half-day options, there is room for you here at the Schoolhouse!
At WonderHere’s brand new Farm Location, students enrolled in the WonderHere Schoolhouse will learn alongside each other and under the tutelage of teacher mentors in the Schoolhouse (see illustration below). The Schoolhouse is divided into areas of interest, including a library, PBL room, science lab, project room, study, and STEM room.
All students, whether attending half-day or full-day, will receive direct instruction in the areas of language arts and math daily with an assigned teacher.
In addition to instruction in those core subjects, they get the opportunity to explore the areas of the Schoolhouse at their own pace, under the supervision and mentorship of our extraordinary team of teachers. In the project room, they can create projects on any topic they may be interested in. In the PBL room, they can learn about history and science through our Unit Studies. In the study, they get to reinforce their understanding of language arts and math through games and activities. And, of course, they will get ample time outdoors!
Students attending full-days get a lunch time, outdoor playtime, an afternoon elective class, and farm chores!
Our Minis program is designed for children ages 4-5 who are curious, innovative, cooperative, and would thrive in a structured, play-based environment. This class focuses on physical, social, & character development; enhancing the personal well-being of the child; respect & ethics (encouraging behaviors that take other people into account); leadership & responsibility; providing opportunities for choice and self-affirmation; gentle exposure to early literacy & numeracy through play & exploration. Space is very limited and student selection is based on readiness to learn kindly and collaboratively in a structured social environment.
*Generally Ages 4-5
Within our Elementary Schoolhouse, all ages will work collaboratively during a Montessori-style Work Cycle Hour. During Work Cycle, they are sharpening skills and developing interests in science, history, technology, engineering, projects, study skills, time management, self-motivation, and ownership of their learning. Following this hour, students will work within their designated multi-age classroom for core academics provided through individualized learning plans.
*Generally, Grades K-5
- Primary (K-1)
- Post-Primary (K-2)
- Comprehensive (3-5)
Option 1: Half-Day Schoolhouse
On-Campus Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30 AM- 12:30 PM
Children enrolled in Schoolhouse mornings will experience personalized learning through projects, play, and meaningful lessons and activities. This option includes all WonderHere core academic programs, including:
- Work Cycle
- Project Time
- The Study (learning and strategy games)
- Language & Grammar
Tuition: $5,000 annually (you may pay this in one sum at the beginning of the school year or you may make 10 equal monthly payments of $500 beginning on the 15th of July 2024 and ending on the 15th of April 2025. Prepaid tuition payments are non-refundable).
Option 2: Full-Day Schoolhouse
On-Campus Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30 AM- 3 PM
This option includes all WonderHere core academic programs listed under the Half-Day Option, PLUS afternoons of supervised semi-structured nature exploration, nature journaling, gardening, collaborative play, and outdoor sensory decompression.
This program would best benefit children who must remain at WonderHere Farm for the full school day, but might be high-energy requiring ample opportunity for movement, children who experience mental fatigue after a long day, or children who have a great preference and interest in nature studies and the outdoors.
Tuition: $6,250 annually (you may pay this in one sum at the beginning of the school year or you may make 10 equal monthly payments of $625 beginning on the 15th of July 2024 and ending on the 15th of April 2025. Prepaid tuition payments are non-refundable).
Option 3: Full-Day Schoolhouse + Friday School
On-Campus Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 AM – 3 PM
This option includes all WonderHere core academic programs listed under the Full-Day Option, PLUS a full day of learning and play on Fridays. Friday School is designed with enrichment and community in mind. Each child enrolled into Friday School will be assigned a Friday teacher within a multi-age classroom. Students will participate in cooking class, gardening and farm animal care, nature study, project time, and 4H opportunities.
Tuition: $8,000 annually (you may pay this in one sum at the beginning of the school year or you may make 10 equal monthly payments of $800 beginning on the 15th of July 2024 and ending on the 15th of April 2025. Prepaid tuition payments are non-refundable).
Afternoon Elective Add-Ons
On-Campus Hours: Monday-Thursday 1:15 PM – 3 PM
Tuition: $95/month + $25 annual registration fee
This option is perfect for half-day Schoolhouse students, full-day Schoolhouse students, and homeschool families. Below are the course offerings for the 2023-2024 school year:
Mondays: Robotics or Book Club
Tuesdays: French Class or Drama Club
Wednesdays: Spanish Class or PE
Thursdays: Writing Club or Art Class
Now accepting applications for the 2024-2025 school year!
- Complete our New Student Application below.
- Upon submission of application, we will contact you to schedule a trial day for your child, as well as a family interview. Space is very limited and student selection will be carefully decided based on the child’s ability to learn kindly and collaboratively with their peers, as well as have a strong work ethic and desire to progress in their abilities.
- Upon acceptance, an annual registration fee is required to be paid in full to officially secure your child’s spot.