Looking for something different with your child's learning environment? Folksy is what you've been looking for. Fall 2022 will be the launch of our brand new preschool, K-5 morning program, and our afternoon Forest School, all with a well-rounded and unique approach to education.
Our space is designed for children to feel the warmth of home, away from home. They are met with kindness, a simplistic and well-rounded daily rhythm, so that they may immerse themselves in play and practical skills. Rooms are carefully curated to meet their needs, with soft natural textures and materials like cloth dolls, wood, open ended objects for imaginative and dramatic play.
Children of all ages will enjoy baking bread and preparing nourishing snacks, contribute to our garden, paint and draw, develop a skill in handwork, and become community stewards who care and support one another. Pulling inspiration from Waldorf, Montessori, and Reggio-Emilia philosophies, we strive to create a truly magical program.
We value a progressive approach to education, in which new ideas, practices, and styles are incorporated to support and enrich the student experience from early childhood programming through age 11.
Our core group of certified teachers are responsible for overseeing the day-to-day activities of their class, for presenting their rhythm, for working directly with children and parents, and serves as an advisory board for the Director and Board in decision-making.
Our foundation work-cycle instructors teach subjects specific to their talents and passions, creating an integrated approach to student learning.
Our morning Toadstool preschool program is geared towards children aged 2.5 through 5,
and runs from 9am-11:30am Monday through Friday. Choose from a 2-, 3-, or 5-day program.
Children will enjoy a slow and steady rhythm they can thrive and grow in,
allowing them freedoms to explore and discover how to be independent and confident learners.
Joyful Arrival 8:45-9:00
Nourish & Grow 9:00-9:30
Community Gathering 9:30-10:00
Snack & Story 10:00-10:15
Foundation Flow 10:15-11:00
Tidy Time 11:00-11:15
Slow & Steady 11:15-11:25
Foundation Work Cycles
Art & Painting
Tidying & Mending
Self-helper & Self-care
Puppetry & Storytelling
Counting & Sorting
Our Gnomes program is for children aged 6 through 11, and runs Monday/Wednesday (6-7), and Tuesday/Thursday (7.5-11).
This program will enrich and build upon the core subjects and beyond for your homeschooler.
Gnomes can be 1-, 2-, or 3-half-days, from 10:00am-1pm, or a full-day 2-days a week with a Folksy in the Forest afternoon from 1:00pm-4:00pm.
Joyful Arrival 9:45-10:00
Nourish & Grow 10:00-10:30
Math & Literacy Flow 10:30-11:15
Community Gathering 11:15-11:30
Snack & Story 11:30-11:45
Foundation Flow 11:45-12:30
Tidy Time 12:30-12:45
Slow & Steady 12:45-12:55
Foundations Work Cycles
Seasonal Craft/ Poetry & Teatime
Fiber Arts/ Beginner Knitting
Creative Writing/Around the World Culture Exploration
Math & Movement/Folksy Fix-It
Dramatic Storytelling/Music and Chants
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." - Albert Einstein
Our Folksy in the Forest nature-based afternoon program focuses on child-centered emergent learning
opportunities and is rooted in play-based learning. Forest education has so many benefits, including problem-solving,
risk-taking, engagement, focus and concentration and self-discovery. Through collaborative projects with their peers, compassion towards the earth, and a deep sense of belonging, children thrive in an outdoor learning environment.
Our focus is on cultivating and growing the process of learning, not on lesson plans. While children are discovering
nature they will be encouraged to assimilate new information and problem solve through divergent thinking.
Folksy in the Forest runs Monday through Friday
12pm-3pm for Toadstools
1pm-4pm for Gnomes
The Director will contact you within a week of your meeting to discuss. If all spaces are full, you will receive an email to let you know that your child has been placed on a waiting list.
Have more questions? Send us a message through the contact form below or join us on one of our Tea & Talks which you can register for on this page.
Our application process will open up officially on March 15, 2022. After submitting your application, Folksy will reach out to schedule an initial meeting with you. After meeting each other at the school, the parents, teachers, and children need to feel confident that Folksy is the right fit.