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Prairiewood Forest School:
Homeschool Co-ops

(monday & Wednesday groups
for students ages 4-14)

Through our Spring and Fall semester homeschool co-op classes for ages 4-14, parents share playful, student-directed immersion opportunities for children and youth to connect with community, personal creativity, and the natural world. New and returning families can apply for the admissions lottery HERE.

Each season, your family will take on roles in the garden, with our farm animals, leading one or more story circles, and sharing a snack of your choice. After an initial 30 minutes on your "Farm Hand" team for each week, we'll gather to share an opening circle including a story, songs, and lunch before moving through our outdoor learning environment for almost 2 hours of open-ended exploring, sensory engagement, imaginative play, and occasional creative projects using minimal natural materials. We regather at the end of each 3 hour session to reflect on our days, practice care for our supplies and the land, and taste a snack prepared from our garden or from what families bring.

PLEASE NOTE that enrollment in our homeschool co-ops is unlike other Prairiewood Forest School classes. At Homeschool Co-op, a caregiver will need to participate in each part of class, and to help clean up every week. This caregiver will also need to participate in online discussion, and to sign up for leadership responsibilities at an in-person meeting before each semester begins.

Details at a Glance:


Fall 2023  

(9/11/23 - 12/6/23 with no classes 11/20 or 11/22):

  • Monday group meets 12 weeks from 10am - 1pm PLUS a required caregiver planning meeting August 14th (10am - noon)

  • Wednesday group meets 12 weeks from 11am - 2pm PLUS a required caregiver planning meeting on August 16th (11am - 1pm)


Spring 2024

(2/5/24 - 5/2/24 with no classes 3/18 or 3/20):

  • Monday group meets 12 weeks from 10am - 1pm PLUS a required planning meeting on March 13th (10am - 1pm)

  • Wednesday group meets 12 weeks from 11am-2pm PLUS a required caregiver planning meeting on January 10th (11am - 1pm)

who: ages 4-14 WITH a caregiver who also participates in all parts of each session including clean-up (and, on designated weeks throughout the season, also shares a story and/or simple snack)
 

where: Prairiewood Forest Classroom at St. Francis of the Woods (a 580 acre non-profit in Coyle, OK with the vision of transforming the world through community, creativity, and care for nature)
 

cost: $125/student for 12 weekly sessions (most families pay this Standard Tuition which is reflective of the program's True Costs; as your financial situation allows, you may elect to instead enroll at Supporter Pricing to contribute to the Scholarship Fund. Financial assistance Scholarships and Subsidized Pricing are also available through the application and enrollment process)
 

handbook: Please read our school Handbook (linked during enrollment for families selected via the lottery drawing) in its entirety. To hold your spot, you'll need to complete the waiver below the Handbook BEFORE submitting your payment.

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